Crusaders Come Up Short on Family Weekend

Lehigh outdid the Crusaders 46-14 on what would be the final game played on Fitton Field for twenty Holy Cross Seniors.  The Crusaders opened the game’s scoring with a five-yard touchdown run from senior Brendan Flaherty.  Lehigh responded with two consecutive running touchdowns to pull ahead.  Lehigh’s defense held Holy Cross’s offense to one touchdown for the half, and kicked a field goal before halftime to widen the lead to 18-7.

Lehigh scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter and began to pull away.  First, Lehigh pushed the ball into the red zone before converting on a two yard touchdown pass.  Next, with 11:20 left in the quarter, Dom Bragalone broke free for a 66-yard rushing touchdown.  With a little more than two minutes left in the quarter, Lehigh scored another red zone touchdown to put their lead at 39-7 going into the fourth quarter. Lehigh struck first in this quarter, converting a two-yard touchdown pass around the 12-minute mark. The Crusaders scored the final touchdown of the game on a 9 yard rushing touchdown from Domenic Cozier.  This 46-14 loss puts the Crusader’s record at 3-5 on the year. They will take on Colgate away this Saturday.

Men’s Soccer draws Lafayette in OT

Holy Cross was unable to break the tie against Lafayette in an overtime match against league rival Lafayette this past Sunday. The Crusaders started the game strong like many of the their games this year, with Matt Villano scoring off of a rebound in the fifth minute of the game.  After Holy Cross’s early lead, the teams played an even first half, both heading to halftime with four shots on net. Holy Cross coach Marco Koolman commented after the game that he was pleased with how his team played in the first half despite the poor weather conditions.

The Crusaders held their 1-0 lead for a majority of the half until Lafayette found the back of the net off of a cross to tie the game with seven minutes remaining. Both teams pushed for a winning goal, but regular time ended in a draw. Throughout overtime, Lafayette tallied three shots on net, all of which were stop by Holy Cross keeper Bobby Hurstak. Overtime was not enough to separate the two teams, and so Holy Cross picks up another tie on the season.

On Wednesday, The Crusaders lost to the Boston University Terriers 2-0. The will look to to pick up a much needed win against American University away this Sunday.

 

Men’s Hockey Falls to #10 Boston College

Men’s Hockey lost 6-1 against the number 10 ranked Boston College Eagles at the DCU Center last Saturday night.  BC got on the board first after converting on a glove side wrist shot roughly five minutes into the first period.  The Crusaders looked strong in the first period and kept the game at 1-0 until BC scored another goal with three seconds remaining in the period.

Boston College scored another four unanswered goals throughout the second and third periods, making it 6-0 with 11 minutes to go in the third.  Holy Cross got on the board halfway through the third period when freshman defender Dalton Skelly scored the first goal of his career  on a wrist shot off an assist from teammates Danny Lopez and Spencer Trapp. The Crusaders will look to pick up a win against Brown at home this Friday.

 

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