The Varsity Reds finished their first game of a double-header weekend with a 5-1 victory over the Mount Allison Mounties.
"That was the one thing we talked about that we needed to do and it was good to see them go in."
Eden Vanderlaan was named Player of the Game, having scored two of the five goals for the women.
"Her game has come a long way in a year, and I thought today was kind of a glimpse of what it could be," said Crossland.
"The first goal she just out-muscled a girl and out-willed her to the ball, and in the second one she opened up and she hit a shot. Those are all things she's capable of doing and we just need her to make sure she keeps doing that."
In today's game against Mount Allison, Vanderlaan was able to take a goal in each half against the Mounties, and the women took their first victory of the regular season.
As a kid Vanderlaan asked her parents if she could start playing soccer. After going out on her own she developed a passion for it and stuck with the sport.
Both her parents going to the University of New Brunswick helped her in her decision to come to UNB, and three years later she is still with the Reds.
"I think it's gonna be good," she says.
"This is just the start."