Men's Soccer Prepares For Final League Match-Up This Weekend

Matt Beckley

Overall Record: 3-10-4 (0-4-2 PL); Last Week: 0-1-1
Scoreboard: #14 Brown 2, Holy Cross 0, Providence, R.I., 10/26
Holy Cross 0, American 0 (2OT), Washington, D.C., 10/30
Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Army, Worcester, Mass. 3:00 p.m. 

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team will round out its season with a final league match-up against Army on Saturday, Nov. 6 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. 
  • The Black Knights will play their final home game on Tuesday, Nov. 2 against Manhattan before traveling to Worcester with their current 2-12-1 record. The two teams have competed in 27 games all-time, as Army has the edge in the series, 15-12. The Crusaders have won the last three match-ups, including a 2-1 victory in West Point, N.Y. last season. Senior captains Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) and Jonathan Werth (University Park, Md.) tallied the scores for the squad as the team out-shot Army, 21-12.
  • Saturday's game will also serve as senior day at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. Miller, Werth, Tom Van Grinsven (Chicago, Ill.) and Matt Beckley (Congers, N.Y.) will all be honored for their four years of dedication to the Holy Cross men's soccer program. Senior team manager and former player, Philippe Candido, will also be honored for his commitment to the team as well.
  • Holy Cross and Army face off with a total of 76 points scored this season, 38 from each side. Army has taken more shots, collecting 160 to 138 by Holy Cross. The Crusaders have made their shots count more often, however, combining for 14 goals so far this season compared to Army's 12 scores. The two teams are close in goals against average as well, as Army is allowing 1.40 goals per game and Holy Cross with a 1.50 average.
  • Sophomore net-minder Evan Polanik (Holliston, Mass.) enters Saturday's bout with the most saves amongst league goalies. In 17 contests, Polanik has made 83 saves, an average of 5.19 saves per game. He also recorded his fourth shutout of the season against American on Saturday, which ties for fourth amongst the league's best.
  • The 2010 Crusaders have four ties. The most ties by a Holy Cross team came in 2003 and 2008, as those squads marked five ties in one season. The 2007 team collected four ties as well. Three of the ties have been 0-0 double overtime battles, which is the most scoreless overtime games a Holy Cross team has had in over 10 years.