October 4, 2011

Men's Soccer Set For Crucial League Game This Weekend

Overall: 1-7-2 (0-1-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 2, Northeastern 1 (2OT), Worcester, Mass., 9/27
Lafayette 2, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 10/1
Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Colgate, Worcester, Mass., 3:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team plays in one contest this upcoming week as it wraps up a three-game homestand against Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 8. The game is set for 3:00 p.m. on the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in Worcester, Mass. This will be the sixth home game for Holy Cross this season as they are 1-3-1 when playing host.
  • The Crusaders and Raiders have met 21 times in program history, with Colgate holding a 12-5-4 edge in the series. The teams are 2-2-1 in their last five meetings as Holy Cross won the last match-up in Worcester back on Oct. 3, 2009. Colgate is currently 0-1-1 in the Patriot League and 5-2-2 overall. The Raiders tied Lehigh this past weekend and are 2-1-2 when playing as the road squad. They are led by senior Steven Miller who has four goals thus far, which ranks second in Patriot League standings.
  • After two weeks of league action, Holy Cross is in a tie with Bucknell for seventh place. The squad also ranks seventh in shots (101), points (21), goals (7). They are sixth in assists (7) and in goals allowed (18). Colgate is not ranked too far ahead as they rank fifth in shots (118), tied for fifth in goals (8) and sixth in points (22), while ranking third in goals allowed (7).
  • Sophomore Tommy Uttaro (Staten Island, N.Y.), who had a goal and an assist in the team's first victory of the year against Northeastern, has moved up the ranks and now sits in a tie for seventh in goals scored on the season. His two goals scored rank with 13 other players from around the league.
  • Fellow sophomore Josh Cintas (San Diego, Calif.), who also assisted on a goal against Northeastern, now has four assists on the season. The four assists ranks him second in the league in that category as only American's Colin Siegfried has more with five. Cintas' four assists are one shy of breaking into the single-season assist records list.