Men's Soccer Set For Dartmouth Classic This Weekend

Joe Whittaker

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

Scoreboard: Sacred Heart 1, Holy Cross 0, Fairfield, Conn., 9/1

Dartmouth 4, Holy Cross 1, Hanover, N.H., 9/4

Schedule: Friday, Sept. 10 vs. Stony Brook (Dartmouth Classic), Hanover, N.H., 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12 vs. San Diego (Dartmouth Classic), Hanover, N.H., 11:30 a.m.


  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team (0-2 overall) continues its 2010 campaign at the Dartmouth Classic, hosted by Dartmouth from Sept. 10-12. Games will be played on Burnham Field in Hanover, N.H., where the Crusaders recently played this past weekend. The Classic features four teams; Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Stony Brook and San Diego.
  • Holy Cross looks to break into the win column when it faces off with Stony Brook in its first game of the Dartmouth Classic, held on Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. This is just the second meeting between the two teams in program history as the Sea Wolves enter the contest with a 1-2 record, having lost two straight to fellow Patriot League opponents, Lafayette and Colgate. The teams last met in September of 2002 as Holy Cross picked up a 2-1 overtime win on Stony Brook's field.
  • The Crusaders will then compete against a team they have never faced in program history, taking on San Diego at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. San Diego visits the east coast with a 1-1 record, losing to cross-city rival San Diego State in its last contest. The Holy Cross roster now boasts two players from sunny California, as freshmen Joshua Cintas (San Diego, Calif.) and Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.) look to top a team from their home state.
  • Fellow freshman Kevin O'Connell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) tallied the first goal of the season for the Holy Cross team, picking up his first points (2) in a Crusaders uniform on Sunday against Dartmouth. He breaks into the Patriot League's top 10 in points and goals, tying for ninth in points and is in a tie for fourth place in goals. O'Connell has also started in both contests for the Crusaders, marking two shots on-goal thus far.
  • Sophomore Evan Polanik (Holliston, Mass.) made 11 saves in his first two outings as the Holy Cross goalkeeper. After two games played, Polanik has allowed five goals through on 36 shots on-goal attempts (.688 save percentage). He has averaged 2.50 goals allowed per game, ranking eighth among Patriot League players. His 11 saves ranks third amongst league keepers as well.