October 20, 2009
Men's Soccer Looks To Return To Winning Ways
Overall Record: 3-9 (1-3 PL); Last Week: 0-1
Scoreboard: Lehigh 3, Holy Cross 0
Worcester, Mass., 10/17
Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 21 vs. Boston College,
Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25 at Navy, Annapolis, Md., 1:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross men's soccer team will play in two games this
week, one at home and one on the road. The team will first play in
its final non-conference match-up, hosting Boston College on
Wednesday, Oct. 21. The game will be broadcast by Crusader Vision.
Multiple Holy Cross athletic events are featured on Crusader Vision
and the package, done in association with Stretch Internet, is
available for $6.95 per event or a $79.95 annual subscription.
Visit www.goholycross.com for more details and to sign up.
- The Eagles come to town holding an 8-5 overall record, having
won their last three games, including a 2-1 upset victory over the
No. 2-ranked North Carolina Tarheels on Saturday. The Crusaders
were the spoilers last season as they topped No. 19-ranked Boston
College on Oct. 28, 2008. The game went in to double over time with
Ryan O'Hanlon (St. James, N.Y.) scoring the game
winning goal in the 105th minute on a rebound from six yards out.
It was the first goal of O'Hanlon's career.
- Sunday will mark the fifth Patriot League match-up for Holy
Cross. They will travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy who is
currently 8-6 overall and 2-2 in the league. Navy will play against
an ACC opponent mid-week as well, taking on the No. 21-ranked Duke
Blue Devils in Durham, N.C. before hosting Holy Cross.
- Currently record-wise, Holy Cross ranks seventh in the Patriot
League while Navy is in a four-way tie for third. Both teams have
struggled offensively, as Navy has taken a total of 159 shots and
Holy Cross has notched 98, ranking sixth and eighth among the
league in all games. The Mids, however, have scored 17 goals in 14
games next to the Crusaders' six in 12 contests. Last year Holy
Cross got the best of Navy, shutting them out 4-0 at home. Junior
Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) led the team's
offensive outburst, tallying three goals on eight shots-on-goal. It
was also his first career hat trick.
- Prior to Saturday's game against Lehigh, senior Peter
Whooley (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) was honored as the first-annual
men's soccer Luke Dunivant Award winner. The award was established
this year by teammates and family members of Luke Dunivant, a
former soccer player and member of Holy Cross' class of 1997 who
died after a courageous battle with leukemia in 1998. The award
will be presented annually to a member of the men's soccer team
who, like Luke, has inspired others by displaying outstanding
courage, commitment to the team and sportsmanship during his career
at Holy Cross.