Sept. 29, 2007
EASTON, Pa. -
Lafayette field hockey started its Patriot League season on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 loss to Holy Cross. Both teams continue the season with 3-7 records.
Lafayette outshot Holy Cross 4-1 in the first half and had five penalty corners, but was unable to capitalize on them. At 32:29 in the first, the Crusaders shot past senior goaltender Courtney Dixon, taking a 1-0 lead before halftime. Junior Maggie Condon led the Leopards with three shots, all coming in the first 35 minutes.
The Leopards continued to pressure Erin Singleton in the cage for Holy Cross in the second half, searching for their first mark of the game. Freshman Kelsey Andersen stepped in the cage for Lafayette to start the second half, but did not need to make a save. The Maroon and White defense continued to shutdown Holy Cross.
Despite registering six shots in the game, the Leopards did not put the ball past Singleton and Holy Cross left with the 1-0 victory.
"We played well, we played hard today and it is brutal losing when we outshot our opponent," said head coach Andrew Griffiths. "We didn't take good chances when we had them against Holy Cross."
The Leopards continue the season in Easton and will face Patriot League foe Lehigh (4-5) on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon's game will be preceded by a field hockey alumni game at 9:30 a.m.