Field Hockey Comes Up Short Against Northeastern, 2-1
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross field hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision to Northeastern Friday night. The loss brings the Crusaders to 0-2 on the year.
"Despite not getting the ultimate result we wanted, we played a great competitive game," head coach Lindsay Jackson said. "A lot of the things we have been working really hard on and small pieces of the game really came together tonight and it was a great full team effort. We are ready to make a few tweaks and be back in action Sunday."
The Huskies got on the board first when Camille O’Conor took a pass from Kellie Stigas and found the back of the net 25 minutes into the game. O’Conor would increase Northeastern’s lead to two before the end of the first half when she scored her second of the game and third of the season in the 35th minute. The first half would end with the Huskies up, 2-0.
The Crusaders got one back in the second half in the 42nd minute when Suzanne Noone found Courtney McMullen who beat the Huskies’ keeper to pull within one.
The scoresheet would stay unchanged for the rest of the game despite a shot by Keely Smith with just under three minutes remaining that Northeastern saved.
The Crusaders are back in action this Sunday, Sep. 2 when they take on No. 15 Harvard for their third away game in a row to start the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Northeastern outshot Holy Cross, 30-9.
- Junior Marcia LaPlante came up with 16 saves for the Crusaders, while the Huskies’ Julia Gluyas made four.
- Northeastern held the advantage in corners, 5-4.