May 2, 2006
HANOVER, N.H. - The Holy Cross men's lacrosse team fell to Dartmouth, 15-12, this evening in non-conference action at Scully-Fahey Field. The Crusaders conclude the 2006 season with a 0-14 record, while the Big Green improve to 7-7. Senior Billy Klotz (Derry, N.H.) and junior Paul LeBlanc (Lexington, Mass.) each scored three goals for the Crusaders. Klotz scored 21 goals on the season and concluded his Holy Cross career with 107 goals as he led the team in goals in each of his four seasons as a Crusader.
Junior Will Seward (Freeport, N.Y.) added two goals for Holy Cross, while senior Patrick McCurdy (Brightwaters, N.Y.), junior Grant Cowherd (Summit, N.J.), junior Mike Moriarty (Fairfield, Conn.) and sophomore Bobby Sullivan (Longmeadow, Mass.) each scored a goal. Dartmouth was led by Jamie Coffin who scored four goals.
After Dartmouth scored the first goal of the game, the Crusaders responded with four straight goals to take a 4-1 lead. Klotz tied the game at 1-1 at the 10:04, while Holy Cross took the lead with a goal by McCurdy only 15 second later. With 7:27 on the clock, LeBlanc netted a goal and then at the 5:47 mark Klotz scored his second goal of the game for the 4-1 lead. Just seven seconds later the Big Green cut the lead to 4-2, but the Crusaders increased their lead back to three goals with a score by Seward at 5:02. After another Dartmouth goal, Cowherd scored a goal with 1:11 left in the first period to give Holy Cross a 6-3 lead going into the second period.
In the second period, the Big Green scored five straight goals to take an 8-6 lead before LeBlanc netted a goal with 1:01 left in the half to make it an 8-7 game. Dartmouth's Brad Heritage then scored with only six seconds left in the period as the Big Green took a 9-7 lead into the half.
The Big Green held Holy Cross scoreless in the third period, while they scored five goals for a 14-7 lead going into the fourth period.
The Crusaders opened the fourth period with goals from Moriarty, LeBlanc and Sullivan to cut the Dartmouth lead to 14-10. After a Dartmouth goal, Klotz and Seward scored the last two goals of the game for the 15-12 final score.
Senior goalie Matt Fallon (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) made 12 saves, while freshman goalie Jimmy Harrison (East Williston, N.Y.) came in for the final 1:22. Andrew Mayer stopped 10 shots in 48:36 and Pat Marshall made three saves in 11:24 for Dartmouth.