Crusaders Downed By Dutchmen, 4-2
Feb. 4, 2005
Schenectady, N.Y. - Despite tying the game twice, Holy Cross was unable to gain the advantage and was defeated by Union College, 4-2, Friday night at the Mesa Rink in a non-conference game.
The Crusaders evened the score at one-all when Union's Phil McDavitt turned the puck over to junior Tyler McGregor (Ajax, Ont.), who fired a shot from the edge of the right face off circle at 9:43 in the second.
Just 12 seconds into the third Holy Cross tied the score at 2-2 when senior captain Andrew McKay (Bellefueille, Que.) took the puck from behind the net, sending it to junior assistant captain Pierre Napert-Frenette (Bathurst, N.B.), who stood in front of the net. McGregor also assisted on the play.
After a scoreless and penaltyless first period the Dutchmen put the first tally on the board when junior Scott Seney netted his eighth goal of the season at 6:48 with help from sophomore Jason Ortolano and junior Jason Visser.
Union took a 2-1 lead with 7.7 seconds left in the second on a rebounder by senior Jordan Webb. After a Holy Cross turnover, junior Jonathan Poirier grabbed the loose puck and busted down the right side taking aim on the goal. Netminder Tony Quesada (South Freeport, Maine) halted Poirier's shot that was deflected to Webb for his 15 marker of the season.
The Dutchmen responded with two goals, back-to-back in the third to take a 4-2 lead. At 2:34 in the stanza Seney fired a shot through Quesada's five-hole to put the score at 3-2. Union would use a man-up advantage to increase their margin by two when senior Joel Beal scored from in front of the crease at 9:19.
Quesada made 33 saves for Holy Cross, while junior Kris Mayotte halted 19 shots on goal for the win. In all the Union killed off the Crusaders only power play of the game, as Holy Cross was 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.
The Crusaders, who are now 12-8-5 overall, travel to Troy, N.Y. on Saturday night to take on Rensselaer at 7 p.m. at the Houston Field House.