Billy Fitzpatrick ’20
Let’s take a look at how Holy Cross athletics teams in action have been faring recently.
The Holy Cross Football team (2-6) made a statement by defeating Patriot League foe Lehigh 56-0 last weekend in Worcester, Mass. The Crusaders put on a great display for the Holy Cross community on Family Weekend, although the monsoon-esque conditions kept most fans from attending the game. Junior running back Domenic Cozier carried the ball 24 times for a career-high 208 yards and a touchdown en route to Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors. Junior Miles Alexander added 118 yards on 11 carries. Senior Geoff Wade completed eight of 12 passes for 135 yards and four touchdowns.
The Holy Cross Men’s Soccer team (3-9-4) gutted out a 3-2 victory over Army last Sunday at home on Senior Day. Senior R.J. Place, first-year Simon Becher, and junior Luka Milidragovic all scored for the Crusaders. Congratulations are in order to seniors Owen Azrak, Bobby Barsic, Tyler Bell, Mason Brummett, Eoin Houlihan, Garrett Leahy, R.J. Place, and Henry Stutz on accomplished careers. This group helped lead the Crusaders to the Patriot League Final last year. The team will finish its season this Saturday night at Lehigh. The Women’s Soccer team (5-12) wrapped up its season with a 2-1 loss to Lehigh at home last Friday. Junior forward Carly Flahive scored her team-best fifth goal of the season. Congratulations to seniors Emma Gurchiek, Megan Lawlor, Stephanie Lund, Lily Puccia, Ang Seslija, Cassie Symonds, and Caroline Wallace.
Men’s Ice Hockey (1-4) fell 7-4 to Bentley last Friday night in Waltham. Sophomore defenseman Frankie Boie netted a career-high two goals, fellow sophomore defenseman Logan Milliken scored his first career goal, and first-year forward Matt Barry added another, his third goal of the season. They take on #3 Providence College at home this Saturday night at 7:05 P.M. Women’s Ice Hockey (0-7-2) fell 5-1 to #6 Boston College at home last Friday night. First-year forward Sommer Ross scored the lone goal. The next night, they fell to Merrimack, 5-0.
Field Hockey (3-14) fell in overtime 4-3 to Quinnipiac on Senior Day. Men’s and women’s rowing competed at the Princeton Chase Regatta. Volleyball (6-19) ride a two-game winning streak after road victories at Lehigh and Bucknell. Volleyball finishes the season with four more home matches. Men’s and women’s cross country both came in 7th at the Patriot League Championships. Congratulations to junior Jenna Gaspirrini for finishing in second place with a time of 21:50 over the 6k course and earning Crusader of the Week honors. Both teams will compete in the NCAA Northeast Regional next weekend. Women’s swimming and diving won the Worcester City Invitational while the Men’s team took second. Women’s Golf placed 10th at the Lehigh Invitational while Men’s Golf placed second in a tri-tournament. Congratulations to all seniors!