HAMILTON, N.Y. – A goal in the final minutes of the first half is all Colgate needed to defeat the Holy Cross men's soccer team, 1-0, Saturday afternoon in Hamilton, N.Y. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-5-1 overall and 0-2-0 in league play, while the Raiders improve to 5-1-3 overall and 2-0-0 in league play.
Colgate's Shane Conlin headed a ball past Holy Cross keeper Evan Polanik (Holliston, Mass.) at the 42:47 mark in the first half to score the only goal of the game. Conlin's goal would prove to be the game winner, as both teams were shut out of the second half.
Polanik allowed one goal on 14 Colgate shots and recorded six saves, while Colgate's Chris Miller didn't give up a goal, recording four saves on eight Crusader shots.
Holy Cross returns home to the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 6 for its first home contest of the season against Harvard starting at 7:00 p.m.