March 14, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Billy Klotz (Derry, N.H.) scored two goals but it was not enough as the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to Harvard, 11-4, this afternoon at the Hart Turf Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-5 on the season, while the Crimson improve to 2-1. Sophomore Toby Banta (Melrose, Mass.) and freshman Oliver Schenkel (Garden City, N.Y.) each added a goal for the Crusaders.
Harvard was led by Evan Calvert and Greg Cohen who each scored three times, while Tom Boylan added two goals.
The game was tied at 1-1 after the first period as Schenkel scored with 8:31 on the clock and Cohen scored his first goal of the game with 3:28 left. Harvard then scored four goals in the second period to take a 5-1 lead into the half.
After the Crimson increased its lead to 6-1, Banta's goal at 11:46 in the third cut the deficit to 6-2. Harvard would then go onto to score five straight goals with four in the third period and one in the fourth. Klotz scored the last two goals of the game on extra-man opportunities for the 11-4 final score.
Holy Cross senior goalie Matt Fallon (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) made 14 saves and freshman Jimmy Harrison (East Williston, N.Y.) stopped six shots. Harvard's Evan O'Donnell earned the victory as he made three saves in the first half. Joe Pike and Craig Thomas each made one save for the Crimson.
Holy Cross went a perfect 2-2 on extra-man opportunities, while Harvard went 2-3.
The Crusaders will return to action on Saturday, March 18, when they host Bucknell in Patriot League action at the Hart Turf Field at 1:00 p.m.