November 23, 2007

HC Defeated By Air Force, 3-1

Nov. 23, 2007

Box Score

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Sophomore Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) scored his team-best fifth goal of the season, but it was not enough as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to Air Force, 3-1, on Friday night at the Cadet Ice Arena in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 4-4-1 overall (3-3-1 AHA), while the Falcons improve to 7-4-0 (5-4-0 AHA). These two teams will meet each other again on Saturday night at 9:05 p.m. (EST).

The Crusaders jumped out to a 1-0 lead when sophomore Brodie Sheahan (Lethbridge, Alberta) scored his team-best fifth goal of the season at 3:28 into the first period. Sophomore Ryan Driscoll (Dorchester, Mass.) sent a crossing pass from the right side to Sheahan who was waiting at the left post of the goal, as he then knocked the puck into the left side of the net for the power play goal. Senior Frank O'Grady (Kimberley, British Columbia) also earned an assist on the goal.

The Falcons tied the game at 1-1 when Eric Ehn netted his fourth goal of the year at the 8:04 mark of the first period. Air Force then took the lead when Brent Olson sent a wrist shot into the upper left corner of the goal at 14:38. For the period Air Force outshot Holy Cross, 13-7, while the Crusaders went 1-2 on the power play.

The second period went scoreless as Air Force had 12 shots and Holy Cross had three, while the Falcons went 0-2 on the power play.

With Air Force leading 2-1, the Crusaders went with an empty net with 1:43 remaining in the third period, but were unable to tie the game as Josh Frider scored an empty net goal just as the horn sounded for the 3-1 final score.

Holy Cross freshman goalie Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made 30 saves and is now 2-3-0 on the season, while Andrew Volkening stopped 16 shots to improve to 7-3-0. The Falcons outshot the Crusaders by a 33-17 margin, while Holy Cross went 1-3 on the power play and Air Force went 0-5.