Friday’s matchup was a big game for the Holy Cross Men’s Lacrosse team for two reason: Senior Day and the Turnpike Trophy game against the Boston University Terriers. Seniors Logan LeBlond, Henry Lilly, Jake Maruna, and Rich Palazzese were honored for their four years of commitment to the program and it marked the first time Holy Cross broke out the black uniforms.
However, Boston got off to a strong start, putting up two goals in the first period while the Crusaders scored none. In the second period, the Terriers really pulled away, scoring five straight goals in quick order—with tallies coming at 14:27, 13:05, 10:22, and 10:15—before junior Drew Babiak put the Crusaders on the board with 5:30 left in the second quarter, assisted by freshman Rowan Hart. The half ended with Holy Cross down 7-1.
The Terriers started the third period out strong, notching two quick goals, both of which came on the man advantage. With 7:21 left, and Holy Cross on a man advantage, LeBlond found the back of the net, assisted by Kevin Kodzis. LeBlond then notched another goal at the end of the quarter, this time assisted by sophomore Justin Linskey. At the end of the third quarter, the game was 9-3 in favor of the Terriers. In the middle of the fourth quarter, Kodzis found the back of the net, to make the game 9-4, which would be the final score as Holy Cross shut BU out during the fourth quarter.
Holy Cross finished the season with a record of 4-9, with two wins and six losses coming in the Patriot League competition. Kodzis lead the team with 20 goals, and Leblond with 10 assists. Additionally, junior defenseman Matt Farrell was named Second Team All-Patriot League.