Nov. 3, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Dale Reinhardt (Livingston, N.J.) and sophomore Ryan Driscoll (Dorchester, Mass.) each scored a goal, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Army, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-2-1 overall (1-1-1 AHA), while the Black Knights improve to 2-3-0 overall (2-0-0 AHA). These two teams will meet again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. as ESPNU will be broadcasting the game live with E.J. Hradek calling the play-by-play and Barry Melrose providing the color commentary. Also the Crusaders will be hosting Youth Hockey Day as any Youth Hockey player wearing their Youth Hockey jersey to the game will get in free.
Army took a 1-0 lead at 8:20 into the first period when Chase Podsiad scored a power play goal for his first goal of the season. For the period, Holy Cross outshot the Black Knights by a 10-9 margin, while the Crusaders went 0-1 on the power play and Army went 1-2.
In the second period the Black Knights increased their lead to 4-0 with goals by Owen Meyer, Will Ryan and Podsiad's second goal of the game. With just 34 seconds left in the second period, Driscoll scored his fourth power play goal of the season to make it a 4-1 game. The Crusaders had six shots and went 1-2 on the power play, while the Black Knights had 15 shots and went 0-2.
Reinhardt netted his third goal of the season at the 12:31 mark of the third period to cut the Army lead to 4-2, but at 15:36, Army's Ken Rowe scored the last goal of the game for the 5-2 final score.
Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 32 saves and is now 1-2-0 on the season, while Josh Kassel stopped 21 shots and improved to 2-2-0. Army outshot Holy Cross by a 37-23 margin, while the Crusaders went 1-4 on the power play and the Black Knights went 1-5.
With the goal, Reinhardt now has 97 career points (41 goals & 56 assists) as he is looking to become the 38th Crusader to reach the 100 career point mark.