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Three Second Half Tallies Put Away Crusaders

Oct. 19, 2013

Box Score

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(4-10, 0-4 PL)
  1 2 Final
 Holy Cross 0 0 0
 Lafayette 1 3 4

Box Score

(5-9, 2-2 PL)
 Scoring Summary
 Player  Assist Time
 LC - Keanan  Unassisted  9:03
 LC - Mead
 Blass  41:06
 LC - Seybert  Szalkowski, Mead  50:40
 LC - Heaney  Unassisted  55:00
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - Deutsch (5-9) 65:45 0 0
 LC - Arnold 4:15 0 0
 HC - Matchett (3-7) 70:00 4 1

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette snapped its three game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. The senior Leopards were recognized before the game during a special pre-game ceremony and several of those seniors played an integral part as the Maroon & White evened their conference record to 2-2 and improved to 5-9 overall. The Crusaders dropped to 4-10 overall and 0-4 in Patriot League play.

"I thought that the team played with great poise and control this afternoon” Coach Jennifer Stone said after the game.

“I was happy for our seven seniors who have worked so hard to be able to have this win on their day of recognition. Overall it was a great team performance and good to walk away with a positive result" Stone added.

The Leopards got on the board early in the first half with a goal by senior Haley Keenan. In the ninth minute, Keenan was able to find the ball through the confusion in front of the net and put it past the Crusader goalie for her fourth goal of the year.

The score remained 1-0 until early in the second half when junior Kelsey Mead tapped in the ball in the 41st minute to give the Leopards a two goal advantage. Junior Brittany Blass fired the ball past the defenders to Mead who was waiting right in front of the cage to deflect it in. Mead’s tally was her third on the season.

Less than 10 minutes later in the 50th minute, junior Jenna Seybert rifled a shot past the Holy Cross goalkeeper to increase Lafayette’s lead to 3-0. The goal was Seybert’s third on the 2013 campaign, and was set up by Mead, who found Kirby Szalkowski at the top of the circle, who teed it up for Seybert to fire into the goal.

Five minutes later, senior Kristin Heaney put the game away as she beat the goalie on a one-on-one fast break. Heaney broke past the Holy Cross defenders, used a stick handle move to beat the goalie at the top of the circle, and knocked the ball into the back of the empty net to give the Leopards a 4-0 edge.

Holy Cross struggled to get much going offensively and only mustered up two shots on the day, neither were on goal. Lafayette outshot the Crusaders 10-2, and held a 7-2 advantage in penalty corners in the win.

Junior goalkeeper Jessica Deutsch did not record a save as she earned her second shutout of the season. Holy Cross goalkeeper, Kat Matchett, saved only one shot in the loss.

The Leopards return to action next weekend with two games at Rappolt Field. On Saturday, Oct. 26, they’ll face Colgate starting at noon before welcoming No. 16 Temple on Sunday for a 2 p.m. start.