Leopards lose lead

Jessica Deutsch

Photo by Ally Hill ‘15 |Photo Editor

Kaelin King ‘17 dribbles the ball against Holy Cross last weekend.
Kaelin King ‘17 dribbles the ball against Holy Cross last weekend.

Lafayette women’s soccer struck first, but it was Holy Cross who finished by scoring the next three goals in a 3-1 victory last Saturday.

Kaelin King ‘17 scored her third goal of the season unassisted in the 20th minute to put Lafayette ahead, but that lead was short lived as the Crusaders answered 15 minutes later with a shot that deflected in off the cross bar. Holy Cross added another goal right before halftime for what turned out to be the game-winning goal.

“I just don’t think we played as a team,” freshman goalkeeper Dani Sedillo said. “There were a few individuals who showed up to play but not all of us collectively and I think that’s what hurt us in the end.”

For good measure, Holy Cross scored once more in the 65th minute.

“It was a disappointing game,” Anna Wissler ‘16 said. “We weren’t as fast attacking as we usually are. We could have created a lot of opportunities but they just finished more than us.”

Perhaps it was the long bus ride to Worcester, Massachusetts that made it difficult for Lafayette to come out energized.

“The team struggled with having a response to Holy Cross’ goals and we came out a little flat on Saturday,” Jaclyn Giordano ‘15 said. “It’s getting down to the end of the season and we need to garner all the points we can.”

Next up for Lafayette is Boston University, a new addition to the Patriot League. It will be the first time in history the two will meet.

“B.U. is a very strong team and they do really well when attacking,” Sedillo said. “I think that our defense is strong enough that if we come prepared and ready to play we can definitely play with them.”

“Offensively, our goals have come from various players which shows we know how to score, it’s just a matter of being more hungry around the goal and getting one in the net against B.U.,” Giordano said.

Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Oaks Stadium tomorrow.

“So far throughout our season, our back four has been solid and I expect the same for B.U.,” Giordano said. “We just have to show up to win and win the separate defensive and offensive battles.”