September 14, 2010
Men's Soccer Looks To Pick Up Two At Lakeside Classic
Overall Record: 1-2-1 (0-0 PL); Last
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 3, Stony Brook 0,
Hanover, N.H., 9/10
Holy Cross 0, San Diego 0, Hanover, N.H., 9/12
Schedule: Friday, Sept. 10 vs. Northern
Illinois (Lakeside Classic), Evanston, Ill., 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 19 at Northwestern (Lakeside Classic), Evanston,
Ill., 3:00 p.m.
- The Holy Cross men's soccer team will appear in its second
consecutive tournament this upcoming weekend, traveling to
Evanston, Ill., for the Lakeside Classic, hosted by Northwestern.
Tournament participants include Holy Cross, Northwestern, Northern
Illinois and Gonzaga. Games begin on Friday afternoon and will be
held on Lakeside Field.
- Holy Cross faces off with Northern Illinois in its first game
of the Lakeside Classic, held on Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. This is
first meeting between the two teams in program history as the
Huskies enter the contest with a 1-2-1 record, earning their first
win against Cleveland State this past weekend.
- The Crusaders will then compete against the host team,
Northwestern, at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. This is also the
first time the teams have met in Holy Cross program history. The
Wildcats enter the tournament with a record of 2-2, having won the
last two games and winning the NIU Adidas/Magnuson Inn
- Holy Cross won the Dartmouth Classic Tournament after defeating
Stony Brook and tying San Diego this past weekend, taking home its
first tournament title since the 2005 season. Two players earned
MVP honors as senior Jonathan
Werth (University Park, Md.) won Offensive MVP and
sophomore Evan Polanik
(Holliston, Mass.) won Goalkeeping MVP.
- Polanik also earned BRINE Patriot League Goalkeeper for his
performances in the Dartmouth Classic. He recorded two shutouts,
blanking Stony Brook 3-0 on Friday and made a career-high 10 saves
in a scoreless tie against San Diego on Sunday. So far this season,
Polanik has played 380 minutes for Holy Cross while posting a 1.18
goals-against average. He also has 27 saves on the season and an
84.4 percent saves average. Amongst the league, Polanik ranks fifth
in goals against average, fourth in saves percentage, second in
saves per game (6.75) and first in shutouts and tied for first in
shutouts per game (0.50). Nationally, Polanik ranks 13th in saves
- Werth had a big weekend offensively, recording his first goal
of the season against Stony Brook and recording assists on Holy
Cross' other goals. Werth now ties for the team-high with six
points this far, having one goal and three assists. He also ties
the team-high with six shots take. Amongst league performers, Werth
ranks in a tie for third in assists and is third in assists per
game (0.75) he is also tied for fifth with freshman Kevin
O'Connell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) in points and points
per game (1.25).