Lafayette Drops Hearbreaker at Holy Cross

Jessica Rothstein scored three goals against Holy Cross

April 21, 2012

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. - Addie Godfrey’s free-position goal with 1:35 remaining tied the game at 7-7, but Holy Cross scored with 36 seconds remaining to escape with an 8-7 win on Saturday evening over Lafayette. The Leopards’ fall to 9-8 overall and 2-4 in Patriot League play to wrap up their 2012 campaign.

Lafayette’s nine victories mark a six-win improvement from a year ago and are the most for the program since 2002. Ana White added four draw controls to run her Patriot League single-season record-setting total to 113.

Holy Cross (9-7, 4-2) jumped out to an early 2-0 advantage nearly eight minutes into the first half. Lafayette then responded with a pair of goals to even the score at 10:53. The first goal at 13:46 from Rothstein made it 2-1 before Godfrey beat Holy Cross goalkeeper Sarah Weber, leveling the score at 2-2.

The home team answered and regained its two-goal lead after Maddie Carrellas and Sara Hennessey each found the back of the cage before the end of the half. Hennessey’s goal at 4:56 was her second of the half, beating Lafayette goalie Meghan Curtin, who made seven first-half saves. Lafayette, which was 0-of-6 on its eight-meter attempts in the first 30 minutes, scored a season-low two goals in the first half and trailed by two at the break.

Three straight goals from Lafayette after intermission put the Maroon and White on top a little more than five minutes in, and forced Holy Cross to call timeout. Cammie Linville started the scoring, before Rothstein and Godfrey each netted goals on free-position opportunities.

Rothstein’s third of the night made it a 6-6 contest after the junior received a pass from classmate Godfrey, ending a two-goal run by Holy Cross. The tally, Rothstein’s 29th of the season, came with 10:16 remaining, but Holy Cross’ Laura Ryan scored a minute and a half later to retake a one-goal lead.

Curtin totaled a career-high 15 saves and Lafayette finished 3-of-11 on eight-meters. Holy Cross outshot Lafayette 36-28 and won 10-of-17 draws. Lafayette also turned the ball over 15 times, compared to Holy Cross’ nine.

Notes:

Godfrey finishes the season with 59 goals to lead all Patriot League players.

Lafayette loses six members of the Class of 2012 to graduation, but returns nine starters in 2013.