Mens Sports Update

Soccer Loss to Colgate

The Crusaders fell 3-0 to American University away last Sunday.  The American University Eagles struck early in the first half, converting on a deflection that resulted from a corner kick.  The rest of the half was quiet, as Holy Cross keeper Bobby Hurstak only tallied one save on the game.  Halftime came with the score still at 1-0 in favor of American University.

The Eagles scored another early half goal, taking a 2-0 lead on a well struck shot to the right side of the net.  20 minutes later, American University scored their third unanswered goal of the game when a through ball found Kibu Mbaluku who found the back of the net.  American University would defend their lead for the remainder of the second half.  Holy Cross was outshot 15-4 on the game and Head Coach Marco Koolman said that his team failed to play aggressive and “you just can’t do that if you want to defeat the first-place team.”   The Crusaders’ next game is at home against Loyola on November 5th.  They will look to pick up a win on the season finale,

Football Topped by Colgate

The Crusaders lost 26-8 away against league rivals Colgate last Saturday.  The Raiders were first on the scoreboard after they recovered a fumble in the Crusader endzone.  Colgate held their seven point lead for the remainder of the half, and converted a 42-yard field goal to end the half with a 10-0 lead.  The third quarter passed without any further scoring.

During the fourth quarter, Colgate widened their lead by two touchdowns.  The Crusaders avoided a shutout when first-year quarterback Emmett Clifford connected on a 5-yard pass to senior receiver Brendan Flaherty.  Holy Cross linebacker Kyle Young had an impressive game, tallying a team high 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a blocked extra point attempt.  The Crusaders will play at Georgetown on November 5.

 

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