April 2, 2005
Hamilton, N.Y. - The Holy Cross men's lacrosse team was defeated by Colgate, 16-7, Saturday afternoon in a Patriot League game at Tyler's Field.
The Crusaders took a 3-1 lead with 4:58 remaining in the first quarter, with two goals by junior John O'Sullivan (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and one by freshman Tim Redmond (Andover, Mass.), before Colgate responded with three goals straight goals, one with 29 seconds remaining in the first and two to start off the second quarter to go ahead 4-3.
Holy Cross tied the game at four-all when sophomore Paul LeBlanc (Lexington, Mass.) scored his seventh goal of the season unassisted.
The Raiders took their final lead of the game after netting three more goals in a row for a score of 7-4. O'Sullivan dropped Colgate's lead by two when he found the back of the net for the third time in the first half with 1:14 remaining in the second quarter.
Opening the second half the game, the Raiders scored three straight goals for a third time in the game to continue to climb ahead of the Crusaders 10-5. Closing out the third quarter was O'Sullivan, who posted his fourth goal of the game with 3:31 left in the stanza for a 10-6 score.
Just 32 seconds into the fourth quarter LeBlanc took the Crusaders within three of tying the game when he scored his second goal of the game. The Raiders responded with six unanswered-goals, including a man-up tally, to ensure the victory for a final score of 16-7.
In the crease junior Matt Fallon (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) made seven saves and allowed 14 goals for the Crusaders over 50:50 minutes of action, while sophomore David Vafek (Michalovce, Slovakia) allowed two goals and made no saves. Taking the win was for Colgate was Andrew Jarolimek, who made six saves and allowed seven goals.
With the loss Holy Cross falls to 2-8 overall and 0-2 in the Patriot League, while Colgate improves to 5-3 overall and grabs its first conference victory of the season for a record of 1-2.
The Crusaders travel to Easton, Pa. on Saturday, April 9 to take on league rival Lafayette at 12 p.m.