Crusaders To Play Dartmouth & Colgate

John Rapport

Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse  
Overall Record: 0-4 (0-0 Patriot League) Last Week: 0-2
Scoreboard: Marist 11, Holy Cross 8, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 3/2
#15 Harvard 9, Holy Cross 7, Worcester, Mass., 3/6 
Tuesday, March 9 at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H., 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 13 vs. Colgate, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.

  • The Crusaders return to action when they travel to Hanover, N.H., to play Dartmouth at Scully-Fahey Field on Tuesday, March 9, while they will then play Colgate on Saturday, March 13 at the new Holy Cross Field in the Patriot League season-opener for both teams. The Crusaders are coming off losses to Marist and No. 15 Harvard, while the Big Green are 1-0 this season with a 7-3 victory at Colgate. The Raiders are 1-3 in the early going with losses against Binghamton, 7-6, Dartmouth and Hobart, 12-9, while they defeated Vermont, 11-10.
  • Senior Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.) now has 42 goals and 60 assists for 102 career points. He has recorded at least one point in 17 straight games. In 35 career games played, Parzanese has only failed to record at least one point in two games. His streak is tied for the 16th longest in the nation as he has posted 21 goals and 28 assists for 49 points during the streak which started on March 8, 2008. His five assists are the most on the team this season and his eight points are tied for first. His 1.25 assists per game are tied for seventh in the Patriot League.
  • Sophomore Colin McGeehin (Newtown Square, Pa.) and freshman James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) are tied for the team-lead with eight points. They each have five goals and three assists for eight points. McGeehin has recorded at least one point in five straight games.
  • The Holy Cross defense held No. 15 Harvard to just nine goals. Harvard entered the game averaging 14.0 goals scored per game and had recently scored 12 on No. 14 Georgetown. Senior goalie Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.) had a career-best 14 saves versus the Crimson. His 9.50 saves per game are fourth in the Patriot League.
  • Junior Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) led all players with six ground balls in the Marist game and led all players with five ground balls in the Harvard game. He also caused four turnovers on the week with two in each game. Broussard leads the team with 15 ground balls this season and has 79 for his career.
  • Freshman John Hannan (Manhasset, N.Y.) recorded his first collegiate points last week with one goal and three assists for four points. His three assists led the team on the week and his four points were second. For the season his three assists are tied for second on the team.
  • Seniors Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) and Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) are tied for the team-lead with six goals. Minor’s three man-up goals are tied for first in the Patriot League. Smirti’s 53 career goals are the most by any current Crusader.
  • Holy Cross leads the Patriot League in man-up scoring percentage as it has eight goals on 14 attempts for a .571 percentage. The Crusaders are third in the league with 8.75 caused turnovers per game.
  • Holy Cross has never defeated Dartmouth, but just barely fell to the Big Green by a 10-9 score last season on March 24, 2009, at the Hart Turf Field. Minor scored two goals and had two assists for four points for Holy Cross. With the contest tied at 9-9 with 4:34 remaining in the fourth period, Christopher Root scored the game-winner. Smirti and junior Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) each scored three goals for the Crusaders, while junior Conor McKenna (Summit, N.J.) scored one goal and had two assists for three points.
  • Colgate finished in second place in the 2009 regular season Patriot League standings with a 5-1 league record and a 9-6 overall record. Holy Cross has never defeated the Raiders. Last season, Colgate defeated the Crusaders, 22-9. Minor and McKenna each had three points, as Minor had two goals and one assist, while McKenna had one goal and two assists.