Streaky Crusaders Visit Johnson Field Sunday

Sept. 29, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Holy Cross' rollercoaster ride of a season features a stop at Johnson Field this weekend, as the Crusaders visit Yale for a 2:00 p.m. game Sunday. Meg Galligan's squad began the year with two wins, then lost three in a row, and now has four straight wins heading into a weekend that also includes a game against Lafayette Saturday. The Bulldogs are looking to quickly get back on the winning track after a loss to Sacred Heart on Wednesday.

Yale (2-6, 1-1 Ivy) is coming off a 3-2 loss to Sacred Heart Wednesday. The Bulldogs got goals from senior midfielder Rachel Lentz (Short Hills, N.J.) and forward Cat Lindroth (Farmington, Conn.), but a pair of goals by the Pioneers' Carisa Eye early in the second half proved decisive.

Holy Cross (6-3) has allowed only 12 goals in nine games, and 5'10" goalkeeper Erin Singleton boasts a .767 save percentage along with a 1.31 goals-against average. A pair of first team All-Patriot League selections from a year ago, midfielder Laura Cohen and forward Tara Welch, lead the attack. Welch has a team-high 20 points (9-2-20), while Cohen has 12 (5-2-12). Forward/midfielder Sara O'Coin has added 19 points (6-7-19). Welch and O'Coin have accounted for eight of the team's nine goals over the last three games.

The Bulldogs beat the Crusaders 2-1 last season and lead the all-time series 13-8-1. Junior forward/midfielder Harriet Thayer (Briarcliff, N.Y.) scored the game-winner, and senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Friedlander (Milwaukee, Wisc.) made one save.

Live stats from the game are scheduled to be available on

report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity

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