Men's Soccer Outlasts Colgate, 2-0

Jordan Michael

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross sophomore midfielder Jordan Michael (Burnaby, British Columbia) tallied his first goal and assist of the season, lifting the Crusader men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory against Colgate at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium Saturday. With the win, the Crusaders tally a 3-6 record (1-1 Patriot League), while the Raiders move to 4-5 (0-2 Patriot League).

The Crusaders started the game with an offensive explosion, scoring two quick goals to go up by the 2-0 score early. Freshman Shane Regan (Quincy, Mass.) tallied his second goal of the season in the second minute of the game, shooting in the box off Michael's assist. Michael then tallied a goal himself at 4:44 from a bobbled save opportunity by Colgate goalkeeper Chris Miller. The Raiders finished the half with a 10-6 shot advantage and both teams marked four corners.

Senior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) registered his second-consecutive shutout, making four second-half saves to keep the Raiders at bay. He finished the game with seven saves total. Overall team defense led the way for both teams in the final half as neither side notched a goal. Colgate finished the game with 18 shots while Holy Cross tabbed seven. Raider senior Alex Weekes led his team with nine shots, four on-goal. Colgate also finished the game with 12 corner kicks next to Holy Cross' seven.

"That was a hard-fought win over a very good Colgate team," said head coach Ted Priestly. "Thomas Booth was definitely our man-of-the-match, but overall this was an outstanding team effort. We now just have to continue to do the little things that make us good and make winning a habit."

The Crusaders look to continue their winning ways as they travel to their third Boston-based opponent, the No.6-ranked Harvard Crimson, on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Game time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Ohiri Field in Cambridge, Mass.