April 20, 2010

Crusaders To Conclude Season With Games Versus Bryant & Army

Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse
Overall Record: 4-9 (1-4 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 17, Quinnipiac 10, Worcester, Mass., 4/17
Schedule:
Tuesday, April 20, vs. Bryant, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, at Army, West Point, N.Y., 12:00 p.m.

  • The Crusaders (4-9 overall, 1-4 Patriot League) will conclude the 2010 season with two games this week. On Tuesday, April 20, the Crusaders will play their last home game of the season when they meet Bryant (8-4 overall) in non-conference action at 7:00 p.m. at the new Holy Cross Field. Holy Cross will then travel to West Point, N.Y., for its season-finale versus Patriot League opponent Army (6-5 overall, 4-0 Patriot League) on Saturday, April 24 at Michie Stadium at 12:00 p.m. The Black Knights are in first place and play at second place Lafayette on Tuesday. Army, Lafayette and Navy have all qualified for the Patriot League Tournament with the winner of the Colgate and Bucknell game on April 24 earning the fourth bid to the tournament.
  • Last season, the Crusaders lost at Bryant by a score of 13-3 in the season-finale on April 22. Junior Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) scored all three Holy Cross goals, while Jimmy Harrison made 15 saves. Last year, Holy Cross lost to Army, 8-5, at the Hart Turf Field on March 21. The Crusaders were led by seniors Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) and Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) as they each scored two goals. Harrison also made 15 saves.
  • The 17 goals versus Quinnipiac were the most Holy Cross has scored since its 18-11 victory over Siena on April 4, 2001. The 108 goals scored this season by the Crusaders are the most since they netted 117 goals in the 2007 season.
  • Holy Cross' 28.46 ground balls per game rank third in the Patriot League. The Crusaders' 7.92 caused turnovers per game are fourth in the conference.
  • Senior Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.) recorded seven points with one goal and a career-best six assists in the win over Quinnipiac. His six assists tied for fifth all-time at Holy Cross for a single-game performance. He leads the team this season with 19 assists and 33 points, while his 14 goals are fourth. His 1.46 assists per game rank fourth in the Patriot League and are 34th in the nation. For his career, Parzanese now has 53 goals and 74 assists for 127 points. His 74 assists and 127 points are the most by any current Crusader.
  • Senior Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.) stopped 14 of 23 shots for a .609 save percentage in the 17-10 victory over Quinnipiac. Last week, Sweeney was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week for the first time in his career as he stopped 15 of 16 shots to set a school record with a .938 save percentage in the 11-1 victory over Vermont on April 6 at Holy Cross Field. The record was previously held by Dave O'Brien who recorded a .833 save percentage as he stopped 30 of 36 shots versus Merrimack on April 23, 1990. This season he has made 144 saves which are the second most in the Patriot League. Sweeney has a 9.74 goals against average and .533 save percentage this season. He has made double-digit saves in eight games this season.
  • Junior Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) led all players with a career-best 10 ground balls in the win over Quinnipiac. He has a career-best 63 ground balls this season to lead the team as he has 127 ground balls for his career which are the most by any current Crusader. His 4.85 ground balls per game are third in the Patriot League and 18th nationally. Broussard is second on the team this season with 14 caused turnovers.
  • Sophomore Colin McGeehin (Newtown Square, Pa.) scored a career-best five goals versus Quinnipiac. His six assists are third on the team, while his 12 goals and 18 points are fifth.
  • Minor has recorded at least one point in all 13 games this season. His career-best 19 goals are tied for first on the team this season and his career-best 24 points are third.
  • Freshman James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) posted two goals and one assist for three points versus Quinnipiac. His 19 goals are tied for first on the team, while his seven assists and 26 points are second
  • Smirti has a career-best 19 goals this season which are tied for first on the team. His 66 career goals are the most by any current Crusader.
  • Sophomore David Henry (Davidsonville, Md.) leads the team with 15 caused turnovers. His 32 ground balls are second on the team.