Sept. 24, 1997

    No. 6 Providence Continues Crusade, Defeats Holy Cross, 6-1

    Heather Koopman
    Heather Koopman

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The sixth ranked Lady Friars defeated Holy Cross, 6-1 this afternoon at Hendricken Field. Senior Heather Koopman (Greene, NY) led the attack scoring her first career hat trick while classmate Paula Wagoner (Toledo, OH) added three assists toward the victory.

    Providence got on the board first with Koopman's first goal of the game at the 31:41 mark in the first half. Holy Cross answered with a goal by senior Marian Lemos at the 30:02 mark.

    The Friars dominated the second half scoring four goals and keeping Holy Cross scoreless while tallying only three shots. Koopman added two goals while junior Mirandi Balg (Sound Beach, NY) and junior Katie Lachapelle (Lewiston, ME) also scored a goal each. Freshman Jamie Lerch (Medway, MA) added her first career goal with :01 remaining in the game.

    Senior goalie Jamie Soteriades (Columbus, OH) recorded six saves while Holy Cross' goalies recorded seven saves. Soteriades improves to 4-0 overall.

    Providence improves to 7-0 overall and hosts Northeastern on Saturday and New Hampshire on Sunday.