BROOKLINE, Mass. – Don Anding scored three goals for the Huskies as the Holy Cross men's soccer team fell to Northeastern, 5-2, on Tuesday evening at Parsons Field. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-6-0 overall, while the Huskies improve to 5-1-1 overall.
The Crusaders took a 1-0 lead at 7:05 when junior Tommy Uttaro (Staten Island, N.Y.) netted his first goal of the season and the fourth of his career. After receiving a pass from freshman Andrew Rhodes (St. Louis, Mo.), Uttaro scored off a shot from the top of the box. The Huskies tied the contest at 1-1 at 14:47 with a goal by Anding off a through pass by Andre Ciliotta. Then just 1:26 later, Donovan Fayd fired a shot from the top of the box to the upper right corner of the net to give Northeastern a 2-1 advantage. Anding and Ciliotta teamed up again to increase the lead to 3-1 at 32:24. The goal was Anding's second of the game. Northeastern outshot Holy Cross by an 8-2 margin for the half, while the Huskies took five shots on goal and the Crusaders posted one.
Anding posted the hat-trick when he scored on a penalty kick at 62:40 for his fifth goal of the season. The Huskies scored their fifth straight goal at the 71:13 mark when Terence Carter netted his second goal of the season. Jonathan Eckford posted an assist. The Crusaders netted the last goal of the game when junior captain Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.) scored off an assist by Uttaro. Sanders now has two goals on the season and six for his career.
Freshman goalie Kevin Wright (McKinney, Texas) made two saves, while Oliver Blum posted one save in 76:04 to earn the win. Northeastern outshot Holy Cross, 13-9, while the Huskies took seven shots on goal and the Crusaders tallied four. The Huskies took seven corner kicks and the Crusaders posted two.
The Crusaders return to action when they play at Patriot League opponent Lafayette at Oaks Stadium at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.