Sunday, September 2, 2007

Holy Cross Tops UAlbany in Women's Soccer Action, 3-0

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Albany, N.Y. – Sarah Gouveia tallied the gamewinner for Holy Cross in the sixth minute of play to lead the Crusaders to a 3-0 victory over the University at Albany on Sunday afternoon in women’s soccer action. The Great Danes held a large advantage in shots, out-shooting the Crusaders 27-7, but were unable to finish their opportunities.

Holy Cross (1-0) took a 1-0 lead courtesy of Gouveia’s chip from 25 yards out that beat UAlbany goalkeeper Maria Liguori. The Crusaders would tally again in the 18th minute of play when Lauren Wright stripped a Great Dane defender in the box and tucked away the shot for a 2-0 lead going into the intermission.

UAlbany (0-2) would dominate the statistics categories over the course of the second half, but it was the Crusaders who found the back of the net again with one second remaining in regulation on a Casey Boland feed that found the head of Caitlin Belanger for a score.

The Great Danes held a 9-2 edge in corner kicks and Teresa Boring led the team with six shots.

Jessica Stone got the win in goal for Holy Cross, making seven saves in 45 minutes of play. Mary Ferketic recorded three saves in the second half for the Crusaders. Liguori made one save for UAlbany.

The Great Danes will take the road for their next contest, a non-conference match with Manhattan on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m.

UAlbany: Scoring – None.; Goalkeeping – Maria Liguori (90:00 minutes, 3 GA, 1 save).

Holy Cross: Scoring – Sarah Gouveia (1-0), Lauren Wright (1-0), Caitlin Belanger (1-0), Casey Boland (0-1); Goalkeeping – Jessica Stone (45:00 minutes, 0 GA, 7 saves), Mary Ferketic (45:00 minutes, 0 GA, 3 saves).

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