WORCESTER, Mass. – Despite two goals from senior Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team suffered an 8-3 loss to Patriot League opponent Navy, in the first game on Holy Cross Field this season as the Crusaders played their previous three home games on Holy Cross Field. With the loss, the Crusaders move to 0-7 overall (0-2 Patriot League), while Navy advances to 4-4 (2-2 Patriot League).
The Crusaders were led by Flood who put two of the three Crusader goals in the net, both goals coming in the fourth quarter.
The Midshipmen were led by Harrison Chaires and Tucker Hull. Chaires recorded a hat trick for three points and Hull had two goals and two assists for four points.
The first quarter ended with Navy leading 1-0 off a goal by Chaires with 2:23 left in the first quarter. The Midshipmen then scored three unanswered goals in the second quarter. At the 10:26 mark and again with 5:28 left in the quarter Hull scored for Navy. Chaires scored his second goal of the game for the Midshipmen as Holy Cross was unable to answer Navy's four goals in the first half, ending the half 4-0.
To open the second half, junior Andrew Morici (Manhasset, N.Y.) scored for the Crusaders with 10:43 left in the quarter. Navy's Andy Warner then had two goals, giving Navy a 6-1 lead with 7:05 left in the third quarter. Chaires scored his third goal of the game to end the third quarter with Navy leading 7-1. Navy scored with 4:30 left in the fourth quarter with Flood then putting a goal in the net for the Crusaders with 3:46 left to play. Flood scored again with 17 seconds left in the game, ending the game with Holy Cross suffering a 8-3 defeat.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 26, in a 12:00 p.m. home contest against Patriot League opponent Lehigh.