WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s soccer team defeated Hartford by a score of 1-0 on Thursday night at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. The Hawks put together a strong first half, creating a couple scoring chances early on in the game. Despite Hartford outshooting the Crusaders 6-4 in the first 45 minutes, the Hawks were held scoreless. Sophomore Caroline Cashion made four stops for the Crusaders to help keep it tied heading into halftime.
After the Hawks notched a pair of shot attempts early on, the Crusaders turned the momentum in their favor by earning a corner. In the 60th minute, senior Emily George sent the ball into the box off the corner, and junior Megan Lawlor was there to find the back of the net off a bounce. The Crusaders held Hartford to just one shot on goal during the second half, holding off the Hawks to earn their first win of the 2017 season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Hartford outshot the Crusaders 12-9.
Cashion made five saves for the Crusaders.
Maia Perez made three saves in net for the Hawks.
Junior Ang Seslija led the Crusaders with four shot attempts, including two on goal.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
Lawlor’s goal was the first of her career.
This was the first time Holy Cross defeated Hartford since Sept. 18, 1986, when the Crusaders defeated the Hawks 1-0 in Worcester.
The Crusaders return to action Thursday, Aug. 31. as they host Maine at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at the Luth Athletic Complex at 7:05 p.m.