November 8, 2011

Men's Soccer Concludes 2011 Season

Overall: 2-13-2 (1-6-0 PL); Last Week: 1-0-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 1, American 0, Worcester, Mass., 11/5
Schedule: Season has concluded

  • The Holy Cross men's soccer team completed the 2011 campaign with a 1-0 shutout victory over top-seeded American on Saturday. With the win, the squad finishes with a 2-13-2 record overall and a 1-6-0 Patriot league record. The Patriot League Tournament begins on Friday, Nov. 11 at the site of the higher seeds. The championship match will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13. American earned the No. 1 seed while Colgate was seeded second, Lehigh third and Navy fourth.
  • Sophomore Tommy Uttaro (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal against American and finished as the team's top point scorer this season. He tied the team-high with three goals and added two assists for eight points. He took a total of 15 shots, including nine on-goal.
  • Fellow sophomore Joshua Cintas (San Diego, Calif.) concluded his season with a team-high of five assists. His five assists ranked him fourth in the league in that category. He also tied for third in Holy Cross single-season records, sharing the feat with Jonathan Werth (2010) and mark Anderson (1985). He led the team in shots taken on the season (36) and ranked second in total points (7).
  • The Crusaders finished with 11 goals this season and were outscored 31-11. A total of six players netted goals including Uttaro, Cintas, sophomores Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.) and Kevin O'Connell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and juniors Pat McCann (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Steven Stefanak (Massapequa, N.Y.). The team totaled 32 points.
  • Freshman Michael Thompson (Cromwell, Conn.) stepped up for the squad in the net this season, making a total of 11 starts. He finished with a record of 2-7-2 and had two shutouts. He made 43 saves and allowed 1.46 goals per game. He ranked fifth in the league in saves and GAA.
  • In all, Holy Cross had nine games decided by one goal, finishing with a record of 2-7 in those contests. They were shut out seven times and kept opponents scoreless in two games. The Crusaders' two wins came at home as they finished 2-6-1 at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium and were 0-6-0 on the road and 0-1-1 in neutral territory.