Holy Cross defeated by Fordham at Yankee Stadium
Last Saturday, 21,375 fans gathered in Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York to watch Patriot League rivals Holy Cross and Fordham face off. The Crusaders were defeated 54-14 in their season finale, solidifying their season record at 4-7. Fordham got on the board first when they converted on a 41-yard rushing touchdown around the 12-minute mark of the first quarter. They picked up momentum when they scored two more unanswered touchdowns— the first on a goal line quarterback rush, and the second on a 27-yard touchdown pass. The second half went scoreless until Fordham converted on a four-yard rush halfway through the quarter.
The Crusaders put their first points on the board on the next drive. Sophomore quarterback Geoff Wade connected with junior wide receiver Darrius Lacy for a 55-yard pass to put the Crusaders into scoring position. On the next play, Junior running back Diquan Walker scored on an eight-yard rush. Fordham promptly responded, scoring two more touchdowns before the halftime break, putting the score at 40-7. Wade threw for his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter, but Fordham responded with the last two touchdowns to end the game, putting the final score at 54-14. The U.S. Marines Man of the Match recognition was awarded to Holy Cross senior wide receiver Brendan Flaherty, who had 10 receptions for 115 total yards.
Men’s Hockey Outdone by Mercyhurst
Last weekend, Men’s Hockey went 1-1 against Mercyhurst in their doubleheader. On Friday, the Crusaders picked up a 3-2 win but dropped the second game 4-2 on Saturday. Mercyhurst struck first around the 11-minute mark of the first period. The rest of the first period went without another goal and both teams went 0-2 on their respective power plays. Only 30 seconds into the second period, Mercyhurst increased their lead by a goal. Roughly four minutes later, the Crusaders went on the board when forward Danny Lopez capitalized on a power play. Towards the end of the second period, defenseman Mitch Collett scored his first goal of the season to tie the game at two goals apiece.
The third period was dominated by Mercyhurst, with Jonathan Charbonneau netting his second goal around the seven-minute mark. Four minutes later, Mercyhurst scored another goal, converting on a powerplay for the first time in the game. Holy Cross goaltender Paul Berrafato did well keeping the game close, as Mercyhurst outshot the Crusaders 35-19. The Crusaders look next to pick up a win this Friday against Notre Dame on the road.