Men's Lacrosse Drops Contest To Harvard, 10-4

Andrew Morici

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore goalie Mike Fisher (Fox Chapel, Pa.) was outstanding in net for the Crusaders as he made 24 saves which rank eighth all-time for a game in program history, but the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to Harvard, 10-4, on Tuesday afternoon. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-6 overall, while the Crimson improve to 4-1 overall. With the Crusaders leading by a 4-1 score with 14:05 left in the second quarter, the Crimson would go onto score the last nine goals of the game.

"Great start and effort," said head coach Adam Pascal. "We are finding out what works and improving with every chance. We are excited about Navy on the hill this weekend."

Senior Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.), junior Andrew Morici (Manhasset, N.Y.), sophomore John Hannan (Manhasset, N.Y) and sophomore James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) each scored one goal for the Crusaders.

The Crimson were led by Jeff Cohen who recorded four goals and one assist for five points. Kevin Vaughan tallied two goals and one assist for three points.

After the Crimson took a 1-0 lead with 6:30 left in the first quarter, the Crusaders answered with four straight goals to take a 4-1 advantage. The goals were scored by Hannan, Morici, Kennedy and Flood. The goal by Flood was off a pass by junior Colin McGeehin (Newtown Square, Pa.). Harvard then scored the last two goals of the second quarter as the Crusaders had a 4-3 lead at the half.

Harvard scored six goals in the third quarter, including one with 10 seconds left, to take a 9-4 lead to the fourth. The Crimson then netted the only goal of the fourth quarter for the 10-4 final score.     

Fisher recorded a .706 save percentage for the game. Harry Krieger earned the victory as he made 11 saves for a .733 save percentage. The Crimson outshot the Crusaders, 45-29, while Harvard secured 32 ground balls and the Crusaders recorded 23.   

The Crusaders will return to action when they play Patriot League opponent Navy in Worcester on Saturday, March 19 at noon.  Go here to listen to the Holy Cross versus Navy game.