October 12, 2010

Crusaders Set To Return To Road Action

MEN'S SOCCER
Overall Record: 3-6-2 (0-2-1 PL); Last Week: 0-1-1
Scoreboard: Harvard 1, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 10/6
Holy Cross 2, Bucknell 2 (2OT), Worcester, Mass., 10/9
Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 at Lehigh, Bethlehem, Pa., 1:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team will return to road action, traveling to in-state rival, Boston College on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and then traveling to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Saturday, Oct. 16. Tuesday's contest against the Eagles will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field while Saturday's Patriot League match-up will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Ulrich Sports Complex.
  • Boston College is currently ranked 17th in the nation, collecting a 5-2-3 record. The Eagles most recently tied ACC foe Clemson, 1-1 on Oct. 8. The Crusaders have won six out of the 28 meetings with Boston College, tying two as well. Last year, the squad lost 2-1 at home as seniors Jonathan Werth (University Park, Md.) and Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) combined for the team's point, with Werth notching the team's lone goal and Miller picking up the assist.
  • Holy Cross will then travel to compete against Lehigh for its fourth Patriot League bout. The Mountain Hawks currently hold a 1-1-1 league record, tying for third place. The Crusaders sit in seventh place with a 0-2-1 league record. Lehigh tied Navy, 0-0 in two overtimes last time out, and will host the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday, Oct. 12, before taking on Holy Cross. Lehigh has four wins, four losses and two ties overall this season while the Crusaders hold a 9-8-4 edge against the Mountain Hawks in program history. Holy Cross was shut out 3-0 last season at home.
  • Senior Tom Van Grinsven (Chicago, Ill.) kept up his impact as he notched his second goal of the season in the 2-2 tie with Bucknell on Saturday. With the goal, Van Grinsven now has three goals in his career, two coming this season, which marks a career-best. He ranks third on the team with four points, tied for second in shots (14) and goals (2). 
  • Freshman Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.), who has started every game as a rookie this season, finally found the back of the net for the first time in his collegiate career against Bucknell this past weekend. Sanders, who had collected 12 shots before his goal on Saturday, ranks third on the team in shots taken (13).
  • Sophomore Pat McCann (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), who has also started in all 11 contests so far for the Crusaders, tallied his first points this season on Saturday, assisting Van Grinsven's goal. On the season, McCann has seven shots, two on-goal as one of the team's starting midfielders.
  • As a team, Holy Cross has the least amount of shots taken amongst the eight Patriot League teams; having tallied 90 shots on the season. The team has made their shots count, however, as the Crusaders rank fifth in goals (12) and points (33). Defense has also been a factor, as Holy Cross ranks fourth with three shutouts.