Field Hockey Plays Host to Holy Cross on Wednesday (4 P.M.)

Field Hockey Plays Host to Holy Cross on Wednesday (4 P.M.)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a 6-2 defeat at the hands of reigning national champion, No. 9 Princeton, the Brown field hockey team (5-7, 1-3 Ivy) looks to get back into the win column against Holy Cross (4-10, 0-4 Patriot League) on Wednesday.  The Bears and Crusaders will battle on Goldberger Family Field at 4 p.m.


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Holy Cross looks to rebound from a 4-0 loss at Lafayette on Saturday.  The Crusaders find themselves sixth in the Patriot League standings ahead of seventh place Lehigh with three games remaining in their regular season.

Freshman midfielder Lauren Sutherland as well as forwards Molly Feit and Katy Cronin, has each tallied three goals this season to lead the Crusaders.  Junior goaltender Kat Matchett has seen the bulk of the duty in the Crusader goal, registering a record of 3-7 with a 2.75 GAA and .679 save percentage in 10 games played.


Brown owns an 18-10 record in the all-time series between the two schools and is in the midst of a five game winning streak against Holy Cross dating back to 2008.  Holy Cross last defeated the Bears on Oct. 24, 2007 with a 3-2 overtime victory in Providence.

The Bears have outscored the Crusaders 22-6 during its five game winning streak in the series.


The Bears got two second half goals from leading scorer Meghan O'Donnell (Winchester, Mass.) but it wasn't enough as No. 9 Princeton left Goldberger Family Field with a 6-2 win on Saturday.  Julia Reinprecht and Michelle Cesan each netted two goals while Christina Malda turned away two of four shots faced for the visiting Tigers.

Brown goaltender Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, Mass.) made 20 saves in the loss to fall to 5-7 this season.


Brown hits the road on Saturday for an Ivy League tilt against Cornell at 12 p.m.