April 22, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to Vermont, 9-6, on Tuesday night at the Hart Turf Field in non-conference action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 4-9 overall, while the Catamounts improve to 5-10 overall. Vermont's Trevor Wagar scored eight of the team's nine goals.
Sophomore Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) led Holy Cross with three goals, while senior Toby Banta (Melrose, Mass.), sophomore Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) and freshman Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) each had one goal. Sophomore Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.) recorded three assists and Flood had one assist.
Kyle Hann scored the game-winner for Vermont.
After the Catamounts took a 2-0 lead with two goals by Wagar, Minor scored to make it a 2-1 game. Vermont then answered with two more goals from Wagar to increase its advantage to 4-1. Holy Cross scored the last two goals of the first half as the Catamounts took a 4-3 lead into half time. Smirti scored off an assist by Flood, while Flood scored a man-up goal off an assist by Parzanese with 1:33 left in the half.
Vermont moved out to a 6-3 lead when Wagar scored the first two goals of the third period. With four seconds remaining in the period, Smirti scored off an assist by Parzanese to make it a 6-4 game going into the fourth period. Smirti and Parzanese combined again to make the score 6-5 with 8:18 left in the fourth. The goal was Smirti's third of the game and the assist was Parzanese's third assist. Hann then scored the game-winner with 6:42 left on the clock, while Wagar scored his seventh and eighth goals of the game to give the Catamounts a 9-5 lead. Banta scored the last goal of the game with 1:56 remaining for the 9-6 final score.
Holy Cross junior goalie Jimmy Harrison (East Williston, N.Y.) made 17 saves, while Vermont's Justin Lubas made 13 saves in the first 58:43 and Thomas Fuge made one save in 1:17.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, April 29, when they host Wagner at the Hart Turf Field in the season-finale at 3:30 p.m.