NEWTON, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's soccer team fell behind early in the first half and could not make a comeback against the No. 18 Boston College Eagles, falling by the final score of 3-0 at the Newton Campus Soccer Field. With the loss, the Crusaders drop to a record of 3-7-2 on the season while the nationally ranked Eagles improve to record of a 6-2-3. Sophomore goalkeeper Evan Polanik (Holliston, Mass.) made four saves in the defeat.
Boston College saw all three of its goals come through in the first half as Charlie Rugg netted the first score at 26:37 on a shot from 17 yards out, assisted by Edvin Worley. Worley then notched both the second and third goals at 28:49 and 37:06, with the third goal scored on a header shot. Holy Cross had just one shot in the first 45 minutes of play as Polanik collected three saves going into the halftime.
The Crusaders were able to get one more shot off in the second half, but could not find the back of the net. Both teams went scoreless in the second stanza, as the Eagles came away with the final 3-0 tally.
In all, Holy Cross made two shots, one from junior Joey Curran (Salem, Va.) and the other from sophomore Shane Regan (Quincy, Mass.). The team also had five corner kicks. Boston College had 16 shots, seven on-goal and six corner kick attempts. Polanik finished with four saves in the contest while Eagles netminders Justin Luthy and Ayotunde Ogunbiyi combined for one save. A total of 18 fouls were called.
Holy Cross will now travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Saturday, Oct. 16. The Patriot League match-up will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex.