April 25, 2007
HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior Paul LeBlanc (Lexington, Mass.) scored seven goals, ranking him second on the Holy Cross all-time single-game goals list, as the Holy Cross men's lacrosse team defeated Quinnipiac, 11-5, this afternoon in non-conference action. With the win, the Crusaders have won four out of five games and improve to 6-7 overall, while the Bobcats fall to 6-6 overall.
The school record for goals in a single game was set by John Vrionis when he scored eight goals against WPI on April 13, 1968. LeBlanc is also tied for third on the list as he scored six goals versus Lehigh on April 15, 2005. LeBlanc leads the team in goals with 26 and now has 85 career goals. He also has 33 career assists and 118 career points.
Freshman Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.) also had a big day as he scored one goal and dished out five assists for six points. Senior Tanner Fogarty (McMurray, Pa.), sophomore Luke Marchand (Concord, Mass.) and freshman Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) also each scored a goal for the Crusaders. Fogarty and freshman Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) each added one assist.
After the Bobcats took an early 2-0 lead, Minor made it a 2-1 game with 7:32 on the clock in the first period. With the score now 3-1 in the second period, LeBlanc would score three straight goals to give the Crusaders a 4-3 lead going into the half.
Holy Cross would then score four consecutive goals in the third period to move out to an 8-3 lead. Marchand scored first with 11:37 on the clock, while LeBlanc then scored two followed by Parzanese who netted a goal with 1:18 left in the period. After the Bobcats made it an 8-4 game, Holy Cross would score three straight goals with one by Fogarty and two more by LeBlanc. Quinnipiac added a goal with 3:00 left for the 11-5 final score.
Holy Cross sophomore goalie Jimmy Harrison (East Williston, N.Y.) made 11 saves to improve to 6-7 on the season. The Crusaders outshot the Bobcats by a 37-31 margin.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, May 1, when they host Dartmouth at the Hart Turf Field in the season finale. The game is set to start at 3:30 p.m.