WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army's John Glesener netted a hat trick as the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to No. 20 Army, 13-3, on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. in Patriot League action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 1-5 overall (0-3 PL), while the Black Knights advance to 4-2 overall (2-0 PL).
Army came out in the game by outscoring the Crusaders 3-0 in the first quarter. The Crusaders made their way onto the scoreboard with 13:01 remaining in the second quarter. Freshman Marc Buermann (West Caldwell, N.J.) netted his fifth goal of the season unassisted to make the score 3-1. With 3:25 remaining in the first half Army's Cole Johnson tacked on the fourth goal for Army of the game. During the first half the Black Knights had two extra-man opportunities, but did not score on either.
The Black Knights scored another three goals to start off the third quarter in just over three minutes to make the score 7-1. Army followed up those three with another four to take an 11-1 lead. Junior captain Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.) brought the Crusaders back onto the scoreboard after the eight-goal run by Army. The Black Knights tacked on two more to bring the Army lead to 13-2. Holy Cross' junior Jack Spencer (Garden City, N.Y.) added the last goal of the game with 6:55 remaining in the contest to make the final score 13-3.
Crusader sophomore goalie Michael Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) posted six saves during the game, while sophomore Chris Cousin (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) posted two saves. Army's Sam Somers posted 10 and their second goalie, Bobby Sincero, posted two. Army outshot Holy Cross, 51-31. The Crusaders won 11 of the 19 faceoffs during the game, but Army controlled the ground game picking up 26 ground balls compared to the 20 by the Crusaders. Freshman Ben Williams (Prior Lake, Minn.) won 11 of 17 faceoffs for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 15, when they play a home game versus Patriot League Bucknell at Holy Cross Field in Worcester, Mass. for a 12:00 p.m. contest.
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