POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Red Foxes outscored the Crusaders by a 9-3 margin in the second half as the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to Marist, 11-8, on Tuesday at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-3 overall, while the Red Foxes improve to 2-0 overall.
"We went up early, the third quarter was the swing, we had penalties and gave up momentum," said head coach Adam Pascal. "We are going to enjoy spring break and get ready for the home opener this weekend with Harvard."
Sophomore Colin McGeehin (Newtown Square, Pa.) led Holy Cross with three goals, while senior Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) recorded two goals. Senior Mike Nagle (Timonium, Md.), junior Conor McKenna (Summit, N.J.) and sophomore Andrew Morici (Manhasset, N.Y.) each scored one goal. Senior Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.) posted two assists as he now has 41 goals and 60 assists for 101 career points. He has recorded at least one point in 16 straight games. Freshman John Hannan (Manhasset, N.Y.) posted his first two collegiate assists, while junior Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) led all players as he picked up six ground balls.
Marist was led by Bob von Hoffman and Connor Rice who each had three goals and one assist for four points. Corey Zindel also recorded four points with one goal and three assists.
After Marist took an early 2-0 lead, the Crusaders scored the last five goals of the first half to take a 5-2 advantage. The first goal was scored by Morici off an assist by Parzanese. The goal was his first of the season. Minor then tied the game at 2-2 with a man-up goal off an assist from Hannan. McGeehin then found the back of the net with 1:10 left in the first period to give Holy Cross a 3-2 lead. Nagle and McKenna posted the only goals of the second period to close the first half. Parzanese recorded an assist on Nagle's goal for his second of the contest.
After McGeehin gave the Crusaders a 6-2 lead with 12:55 remaining in the third period, the Red Foxes responded with three straight goals to make it a 6-5 game. Minor then scored his second man-up goal of the game to give Holy Cross a 7-5 lead with 7:50 left in the third period. Hannan posted his second assist of the game on the goal. But Marist then scored four consecutive goals to move out to a 9-7 lead. McGeehin's third goal of the game made the score 9-8 with 8:29 to go in the fourth period, but the Red Foxes scored the last two goals of the game for the 11-8 victory.
Senior goalie Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.) stopped six shots, while Brendan Price made six saves for Marist in the first half and Sam Altiero stopped seven shots in the second half to earn the win. The Red Foxes outshot the Crusaders, 31-28, while Marist won 13 of 21 faceoffs. Holy Cross went 2-2 on man-up opportunities and Marist went 3-7, while the Red Foxes picked up 30 ground balls and the Crusaders picked up 25.
The Crusaders return to action when they play No. 15 Harvard at the new Holy Cross Field on Saturday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m.