October 6, 2009

Men's Soccer Looks To Extend Winning Streak

Overall Record: 3-6 (1-1 PL); Last Week: 2-0

Scoreboard:
Holy Cross 1, Albany 0, Worcester, Mass. 9/29
Holy Cross 2, Colgate 0 Worcester, Mass., 10/3

Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 7 at No. 8 Harvard, Cambridge, Mass., 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10 at Bucknell, Lewisburg, Pa., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team will play in a mid-week non-conference game and then travel for its first Patriot League road contest this weekend. On Wednesday, Oct. 7 the Crusaders travel to Ohiri Field, in Cambridge, Mass., to take on the No. 8-ranked Harvard Crimson. Game time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Since 2000, Harvard has won six of seven meetings, shutting out Holy Cross in five of the contests. This season, Harvard holds a 7-1 overall record and has shut out six of the opponents it has played.
  • Holy Cross senior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) notched two shutouts of his own this past weekend, the 13th and 14th shutouts of his career. His 14 shutouts rank second with Chris Murphy (1992-1995) on Holy Cross' career records list. Through all contests this season, Booth now ranks second in the Patriot League with a 0.96 GAA and is tied for second with 41 saves this season. He is also third in the league with a 4.56 saves-per-game average.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Crusaders look for their second league win away against Bucknell. The match-up is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Emmitt Field in Lewisburg, Pa. Just like Colgate, Bucknell is a very offensive-driven team, recording 149 shots in 10 contests this season. They rank third in the league with 1.30 goals-per-game and first in the league with 14 assists overall. The Bison's Conor O'Brien has recorded a league-high 44 shots thus far.
  • Holy Cross cranked up its offense last week, doubling their season goal total from three to six. A pair of fresh legs led the way for the team as freshman Shane Regan (Quincy, Mass.) scored his first two goals in a Crusader uniform, both game-winners. He now tops the team in goals and shots-on-goal percentage (1.000). His two game-winning goals are also a team-high.
  • Sophomore Jordan Michael (Burnaby, British Columbia) also tallied his first goal as a Crusader on Saturday. After assisting on Regan's goal, Michael scored for himself, unassisted. His assist was the first of the season and second in his career. In all contests thus far, Michael ranks second on the team with three points, having shot the ball six times with two on-goal.