Let’s take a look at how Holy Cross athletics teams have been doing recently.
The Holy Cross football team (3-6 overall, 2-2 Patriot League) earned its second consecutive victory with a 40-14 road victory over conference foe Lafayette (3-6 overall, 2-3 PL). Senior quarterback Geoff Wade threw for a season-high 289 yards and two touchdowns. After falling down 14-0 in the first quarter, Holy Cross answered with 17 points in the second quarter to take a three-point lead at half time behind two rushing touchdowns from junior Domenic Cozier. Cozier added his third score of the day in the third quarter, when the Crusaders added 23 points to make it 40 unanswered. Holy Cross squares off against Fordham at home this Saturday at noon on Senior Day.
The Holy Cross men’s soccer team (3-10-4 overall, 2-6-1 Patriot League) ended their season with a 3-1 loss at Lehigh last Saturday. Lehigh opened the scoring in the 29th minute on a penalty converted by senior forward Mark Forrest. Seven minutes later, first-year forward Simon Becher leveled the score on an assist from sophomore midfielder Max Krause. It was Becher’s team-best seventh goal of the season. Forrest scored twice in the second half to net his hat trick and earn the victory for Lehigh. Congratulations to seniors Owen Azrak, Bobby Barsic, Tyler Bell, Mason Brummett, Eoin Houlihan, Garrett Leahy, R.J. Place, and Henry Stutz on accomplished careers. Also, congratulations to Becher, who was named to the All-Patriot League Third Team.
The Holy Cross men’s ice hockey team (1-5 overall, 1-2 Atlantic Hockey Conference) fought hard but ultimately succumbed to #3 Providence College 3-0 at home last Saturday. The first period saw junior goaltender Beau Collins, making his first collegiate start, record 13 saves as neither team could open the scoring. The Friars (5-1-1 overall, 2-0 Hockey East) scored early in the second period on a power play to take a 1-0 advantage. Providence added their second goal early in the third period, and then scored the third on an empty net late in the game when Collins was pulled for extra offense. The Crusaders travel to Niagara for two games this weekend. The women’s ice hockey team (0-9-2 overall, 0-6 Hockey East) lost a pair of games last weekend. Friday night, the Crusaders hosted #8 Northeastern, who won 6-1. First-year forward Carlie Magier scored the lone Crusader goal. On Saturday night, Maine defeated Holy Cross 8-0 in Orono.
The women’s basketball team completed its preparation for the regular season with an exhibition game victory over Assumption, 73-62, led by junior forward Lauren Manis. Volleyball (7-20 overall, 6-8 Patriot League) hosted a pair of conference foes last weekend. Friday night, the Crusaders fell to Loyola (Md.) 3-0, but rebounded the next day to top American 3-1, beating the Eagles for this first time in program history. Men’s swimming and diving defeated Manhattan, 154-139, in a dual meet in Fairfield, Conn., led by senior Steve Tierney. In a tri meet, the women’s swimming and diving team topped Manhattan but placed second to Sacred Heart. The men’s rowing team competed in the Green Monster Regatta in Hanover, N.H.