(South Bend, IN) Those that were in attendance to watch the women's soccer team host Calumet College of St. Joseph witnessed history in the Holy Cross Athletic Department.
Hosting their first ever conference competition the Saints also earned their first ever conference victory. It did not take long for the Saints to get on the board as Valerie Patout beat St. Joseph goalkeeper Linda Munoz in the 9th minute. Brooklyn Hodges recorded the assist on the play. The Saints led for most of the half until Gabriela Rodriguez tied the game for the Crimson Wave with 45 seconds left in the first half.
The second half went back and forth with neither team pulling ahead. Finally, in the 87th minute Brooklyn Hodges put the Saints in front 2 - 1. The late goal gave Holy Cross its first victory since beating Andrews University on September 21st. The Saints outshot the Wave 12 - 10 in the game
The win also gave Holy Cross its first ever victory in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) play. The Saints became members of the CCAC this past summer in 7 of its 8 varsity sports.
The Saints will host #18 Olivet Nazarene University this Wednesday at the Indiana Invaders complex. Olivet currently sits atop the CCAC with a 4-0 conference record, and an overall record of 10-1-1.