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.