October 18, 2011

Men's Soccer Ready To Rebound On Road And At Home This Week

Overall: 1-9-2 (0-4-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1-0
Scoreboard: Bucknell 3, Holy Cross 0, Lewisburg, Pa., 10/15
Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Lehigh, Worcester, Mass., 3:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team  is in action twice this upcoming week, traveling to play non-conference opponent New Hampshire on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and then returning home to host Lehigh on Saturday, Oct. 22. Tuesday's match-up begins at 7:00 p.m. on Bremner Field in Durham, N.H. while Saturday's bout starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in Worcester, Mass. 
  • The Crusaders and Wildcats have met 15 times in program history. New Hampshire has dominated the series, 11-1-3 as the two teams have only played twice in the last five seasons. The squads played to a 0-0 double overtime in the last meeting on Oct. 20, 2011. The Crusaders earned their only victory in the series history, a 1-0 win, the last time they played in Durham on Sept. 4, 2004.
  • New Hampshire currently holds a 5-7-1 record and is 1-2-1 in America East play. They are 1-3-1 in the last five contests and are 4-4-1 when playing in Durham. They are led offensively by senior midfielder Brad Hilton who has two goals and four assists this season.
  • The Crusaders and Mountain hawks have met 22 times in program history. The series is tied at 9-9-4 as Lehigh has won the last two meetings. The Mountain Hawks earned a 3-0 victory the last time the two teams played at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium, held back in 2009. Head coach Ted Priestly is looking for his first win over Lehigh as his teams have been outscored 5-0 under his watch.
  • Lehigh is in the midst of a three-game homestand as they host Albany on Tuesday before traveling to Worcester. They own a 5-2-5 record overall and are 2-1-1 in the Patriot League, tying for second place. The team has combined for nine goals this season, while Holy Cross has seven, ranking seventh and eighth respectively in league standings. The Mountain Hawk defense is stingy, however, only giving up four goals in its 12 games, which ranks first in league standings.
  • Despite three consecutive shut outs, sophomore Joshua Cintas (San Diego, Calif.) ranks in a tie for second in conference standings with four assists. He is also the team's leading scorer, tallying six points thus far.