Tigers Score Big on Senior Day vs. Chestnut Hill

Philadelphia, Pa. - Holy Family picked up its 10th win of the season after defeating visiting Chestnut Hill by the score of 20-4 in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest Wednesday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Prior to the game, Holy Family recognized its three seniors in a pregame ceremony. This year's senior class consists of Jessica Maloney (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan), Maria Mattioli (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Nazareth) and Stephanie McNesby (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan).

Holy Family improves to 10-5 overall and 7-2 in conference play after winning its third straight game. Chestnut Hill is now 2-11 overall and 2-7 in the CACC.

Holy Family had eight different players score goals on the afternoon, including McNesby who scored a game-high give goals to go along with one assist to total six points. McNesby also had four ground balls and controlled a team-high five draws. Sophomore Christina Bonomo (Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata) recorded a career-high four goals for the Tigers.

Sophomore Caitlin Carrezola (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy) picked up a game-high five ground balls and caused one turnover on the defensive end. Mattioli added two scores and controlled three draws.

For Chestnut Hill, senior Lindsay Alexander led the team with two goals, while fellow classmate Megan Shaughnessy and freshman Emorie Keimig each tallied a score. Alexander also picked up a game-high give ground balls and led the team with three draw controls. She also caused two turnovers.

Holy Family scored 14 first half goals as the Tigers were able to get off 26 shots in the half. The defense limited Chestnut Hill to only five shots in the first half. Holy Family went on to hold a 43-10 advantage in shots for the game.

Holy Family went on to score the game's first six goals as junior Marissa Lawson (York, Pa./Central York) capped the opening rally with a man-up goal as the Tigers led 6-0. Chestnut Hill broke the shutout midway through the half as Shaughnessy connected on the team's only goal of the half.

Holy Family scored eight straight goals to close out the half and led by double digits for the first time after sophomore MaryKate Morris (Philadelphia, Pa./Saint Hubert's) recorded her first collegiate goal at the 10:31 mark. Morris finished the game with two goals.

The Tigers led 14-1 at the half and went on to outscore the Griffins in the second half 6-3.

Holy Family controlled the draw the entire game by a 19-7 margin and forced 18 turnovers on defense. The Tigers also held a 26-17 edge on ground balls.

Freshman goalkeeper Grace Deckert (Jarrettsville, Md./Fallston) made four saves in net for the Tigers, while freshman Danielle Owen made 14 stops for the Griffins.

Holy Family is back in action on Saturday, April 20 as the Tigers travel to Dominican College for their final CACC regular season contest of the season. Game time is slated for 12:00 p.m.


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