Men's Lacrosse Falls To Bryant, 13-8
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Sophomore James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) recorded a hat-trick for the Crusaders, but Peter McMahon tallied three goals and two assists for five points for the Bulldogs as the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to Bryant, 13-8, at the Bryant Turf Complex in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 1-11 overall, while the Bulldogs improve to 6-6 overall.
Junior Matt Boylan (Kings Park, N.Y.) and sophomore John Hannan (Manhasset, N.Y.) each scored two goals, while junior Colin McGeehin (Newtown Square, Pa.) netted one goal. Sophomore Myles Gillespie (Rye, N.Y.) recorded two assists in the game. Senior Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) led all players with seven ground balls.
After the Bulldogs netted the first three goals of the game, the Crusaders answered with goals by Boylan and Hannan to make the score 3-2 with 10:46 left in the second quarter. Bryant then scored three straight goals to increase its lead to 6-2. Hannan then found the back of the net for second time in the game as the score was 6-3 in favor of Bryant going to the half.
The Bulldogs started the second half by scoring two consecutive goals, but Kennedy cut the lead to 8-4 with 9:27 remaining in the third quarter. Bryant then scored the last goal of the third quarter and the first goal of the fourth to make it a 10-4 contest. The Crusaders netted two straight with goals by McGeehin and Kennedy. Gillespie assisted on the man-up goal by Kennedy. After Bryant netted two goals, Boylan scored a man-up goal off a pass by Gillespie with 3:23 left to go. With 2:56 remaining, Bryant scored and then with 1:30 left Kennedy netted his third goal of the game. That would be the last goal of the contest for the 13-8 final.
Sophomore goalie Mike Fisher (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 11 saves, while Jameson Love made 10 saves to earn the victory. The Bulldogs outshot the Crusaders, 36-26, while Bryant recorded 40 ground balls and Holy Cross secured 21.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 16, versus Mercer on Holy Cross Field at 5:00 p.m.