Emma Gill
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Emma Gill

Women's Lacrosse Set For Patriot League Quarterfinals

Holy Cross Athletics   04-30-2018

Patrtiot League Quarterfinals: No. 6 Holy Cross (6-11, 4-5 Patriot League)

at No. 3 Lehigh(12-5, 7-2 Patriot League)

DATE: May 1 | 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Bethlehem, Pa.
LAST MEETING:  L, 15-11 | April 14, 2018
LIVE STATS:  Sidearm Stats LIVE VIDEO: Patriot League Network

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will play as the sixth-seeded team in the Patriot League Tournament at the third-seed Lehigh on May 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Patriot League Quarterfinals.

Quick Sticks
• Holy Cross secured a trip to the Patriot League Tournament with a 4-5 conference record and 6-12 overall mark. The Crusaders finished in a tie for sixth place with Army, but owned the tiebreaker.
• Holy Cross ranks second in the Patriot League in ground balls per game, averaging 21.00.
Julia Maloney has picked up 47 ground balls and ranks third in the Patriot League, averaging 2.76 ground balls per game.

Holy Cross Attacks
Maggie Moriarty leads the Crusaders with helpers at 14. She posted a career-high four assists in Holy Cross’ 12-10 win over American.
• Five Crusaders have hit double digit scoring in the 2018 season: Keely Connors, Baker Earl, Bryn Carroll, Kerianne Moran, and Riley Bergholtz.
Baker Earl has posted the second most goals on the team with 24.

Connors Contributes
• As an All-Patriot League first team selection, Keely Connors leads the Crusaders with 37 points on 35 goals and two assists.
• The junior attacker has recorded 79 draw controls on the season and ranks fifth in the Patriot League in draw controls per game (4.65).
• At 79, Connors holds the single season draw control record at Holy Cross that was previously set at 72 by Patricia Sutton in 2006.
• Connors has more than quadrupled her point total from the 2017 season, having posted just nine points on five goals and four assists.

Crusader Defense
• Ranked 15th in the nation in caused turnovers and first in the Patriot League, Audrey Mandaro averages 2.13 caused turnovers per game.
• With 164 caused turnovers on the season, Holy Cross averages 9.64 per game, tying for first in the league with Loyola Maryland.
Emma Gill ranks sixth in the league in caused turnovers at 1.53. Gill has posted 25 caused turnovers and the team’s second most ground balls (39).
• In goal, Julia Maloney has recorded 145 saves for a .429 save percentage and a 13.35 goals against average. The senior netminder has started in every contest for the Crusaders.

Holy Cross in the Playoffs
• This is the first appearance in the Patriot League playoffs for the Crusaders since 2015, where the team fell in the Quarterfinals to Navy.
• Holy Cross holds a 8-7 record all-time in Patriot League Tournament games. The Crusaders have faced the Mountain Hawks once before in the Patriot League Tournament and fell.

Recapping the Last Time
• The Crusaders and Mountain Hawks faced off in Worcester on April 14 for their regular season game. At half-time, Holy Cross trailed 7-6 and ultimately fell, 15-11.
• Five different Crusaders tallied two-goal games, led by Moriarty who posted two goals and one assist.
Kerianne Moran, Connors, Julia Gasbarre, and Anna Pusey netted two goals in the game.
Julia Maloney made 16 saves in the game.

Scouting Lehigh
• The Mountain Hawks secured the third-seed in the Patriot League Tournament with a 7-2 league record and 12-5 non-conference mark.
• Lehigh is led by Sondra Dickey, who has tallied 49 goals and 22 assists on the season along with 70 draw controls.
• Courtney Henig leads the Mountain Hawks in helpers, with 24 and ranks second on the team in points.
• The Mountain Hawks average 12.47 goals per game and 10.71 goals against per game.
• Samantha Sagi has started every game in goal for Lehigh, amassing 157 saves for a .470 save percentage and 10.38 goals against average.


  • General admission is $5. Students and children ticket prices are $3. 

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