Women's Soccer Faces Bryant Thursday

Holy Cross Athletics   09-05-2018

Holy Cross (2-3) vs. Bryant (2-2)

Date Sep. 6, 2018
Time 7:05 p.m.
Location Worcester, Mass. 
Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium
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Last Meeting Sep. 22, 2015 | W, 1-0 (2OT)
Series History Holy Cross leads, 5-3-1
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The women’s soccer team is set to take on Bryant University at home this Thursday at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders sit at 2-3 on the year with two games remaining before they begin the conference portion of their schedule.

Winners of two out of their last three games, head coach Casey Brown and the squad look to keep the momentum rolling.

“Our group is very excited for this Bryant match up,” Brown said. “We love being at home and are excited to continue tightening up some areas on both sides of the ball. We feel that each game is an opportunity for us to take a step forward in both our team's progression and preparation for conference play. Bryant will present a new challenge with their shape and style, and we are looking forward to the task of solving it.”

Things to Know about Holy Cross (2-3):

  • The five goals the Crusaders scored in their most recent win, 5-1 over St. Peter’s last Sunday, are the most the program has scored in a game since a 5-0 win over LIU Brooklyn in 2014.
  • Junior Carly Flahive scored two goals in the St. Peter’s game and earned both ckSmithSuperior Crusader of the Week and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors for her performance.
  • After her two assists against St. Peter’s, senior Ang Seslija leads the team with five points from one goal and three assists on the season.
  • The last time the Crusaders and Bulldogs faced off was back in 2015 when Holy Cross pulled off a 1-0 double overtime win. Senior Stephanie Lund started that game as a freshman and registered four shots, one on goal.

Things to Know about Bryant (2-2):

  • Bryant is 2-2 on the year, most recently having lost to the University of Maine, 4-2, last Sunday.
  • The Bulldogs are led this season by senior Cayla D’Amico’s two goals and one assist for five points. Freshman Lexi Kraemer also has two goals on the year.
  • Sophomore Meghan Dalton has started all four games for Bryant in goal and is allowing 2.25 goals against per game with a save percentage of .640.
  • Last season’s leading scorer, Remi Manna, finished 2017 with four goals and two assists and so far this season has scored one goal.

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