March 17, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Colin McGeehin (Newtown Square, Pa.) recorded two goals and one assist for a career-best three points, while junior Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) scored two goals, as the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team defeated Hartford, 7-3, on Tuesday evening at the Hart Turf Field in non-conference action. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 1-5 overall, while the Hawks fall to 0-5 overall.
Junior Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), sophomore Justin Rowley (Liverpool, N.Y.) and freshman Nick Rabiecki (Maplewood, N.J.) each had one goal, while sophomore Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) had one assist.
Aidan Genik, Justin Bearse and Carter Bender each scored one goal, while Ryan Compitello had one assist for the Hawks.
McGeehin scored the first goal of the game, but the Hawks then netted two straight goals to take a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period. Holy Cross scored the only two goals of the second period to move out to a 3-2 lead, as Minor scored off a pass by Flood and Rowley scored an unassisted goal.
Holy Cross increased its lead to 6-3 in the third period with the game-winner by Smirt. Minor from McGeehin and McGeehin unassisted. Rabiecki made it a 7-2 game with 10:31 remaining in the fourth period. Genik scored the last goal of the contest for the 7-3 final score.
Senior co-captain goalie Jimmy Harrison (East Williston, N.Y.) made eight saves to earn the win, while Scott Bement stopped 14 shots in his first collegiate start. The Crusaders outshot the Hawks, 35-17, while the Hawks picked up 33 ground balls and the Crusaders picked up 27. The Hawks won nine of the 12 face-offs, while the Hawks went 1-3 on extra-man opportunities and Holy Cross went 0-8.
The Crusaders return to action on March 21, when they play Patriot League opponent No. 20 Army in Worcester at 12:00 p.m. The game can been seen live on Crusader All-Access as fans can watch live Holy Cross games on GoHolyCross.com for a $9.95 monthly subscription. In addition to the live video streaming, games will be archived, so anyone with a subscription can go back and watch them at a later date.