November 1, 2011

Men's Soccer Honors Senior Class On Saturday

Overall: 1-13-2 (0-6-0 PL); Last Week: 0-1-0
Scoreboard: Brown 1, Holy Cross 0 (OT), Worcester, Mass., 10/25
Navy 2, Holy Cross 1 (OT), Annapolis, Md., 10/30
Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. American, Worcester, Mass., 3:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team concludes the 2011 season with a home match against American on Saturday, Nov. 5. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium in Worcester, Mass. The four member senior class will be honored prior to the first whistle.
  • The Crusaders and Eagles have met 10 times in program history, with Holy Cross owning a 7-2-1 advantage in the series. Head coach Ted Priestly is 1-0-1 when playing against American as the squad won, 2-0, in 2009 and tied the Eagles, 0-0, last season. The Crusader have won the last three meetings at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium, outscoring the Eagles 9-3.
  • American currently holds a league best record of 5-1-0 and has already clinched a berth in the Patriot League tournament. They are 7-10-1 overall after topping Lehigh in the final minute of regulation this past weekend. They are only 1-7 on the road and are led offensively by Alassane Kane, who has six goals and three assists under his belt this season. He ranks third in the Patriot League with 15 total points.
  • The Crusaders dropped two consecutive overtime games this past week and are 1-3-2 when playing games that have needed extra time. They have had eight games decided by one-goal and are 1-7 in those games. They have also gotten 19 yellow cards and will be matching up with American who has accumulated the most yellow cards in the league (29).
  • Sophomore Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.) registered his third goal of the season in the match against Navy and now leads the squad with three goals this season. He ranks third on the team in shots taken (23) and ties for the team-high in points (6). He has started in every game he's played in, including every game of his freshman season.
  • Holy Cross senior day will honor seniors Joey Curran (Salem, Va.), Vincent Garofalo (Glenwood, Md.), Jordan Michael (Burnaby, British Columbia) and Tony Rosales (Aurora, Colo.). They have played in a total of 220 games, scoring three goals and five assists. They have also been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll a combined six times.