Sept. 8, 2006
Senior Josh Trott (Glen Cove, NY) scored two goals as the Holy Cross men's soccer team defeated St. Bonaventure, 5-3 in non-conference action, Friday night under the lights at Linda Johnson Smith Stadium.
The second regular season men's soccer game marked the blessing and dedication of the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. Prior to the game, remarks were made by Athletic Director Richard M. Regan and Rev. Michael C. McFarland. Linda Johnson and Park B. Smith `54 presented the game balls to men's coach Elvis Comrie and women's head coach Deb Flaherty. J. Christopher Collins '80 had the ceremonial first kick.
St. Bonaventure junior Josh Henderson (Cincinnati, Ohio) scored the first goal of the game at 2:57 on a pass from junior Nick Lopez (Berea, Ohio). Holy Cross answered right back with a header from sophomore Jerry Dickinson (Pittsburgh, PA) at 9:23. Junior Sefton Kincaid (Orlando, FL) was credited with the assist.
Trott scored his third goal of the year 16:06 into the contest off a breakaway pass from sophomore Andreas Andrews (Los Angeles, CA). Trott was not done as he scored again at 26:08 assisted by Alejandro Melean (Miami, Fla.). The Bonnies responded back a goal at 30:38 with a goal by Nikola Vasilev from Kenny Boutsabouabane as the teams headed into the half with Holy Cross leading by one.
Holy Cross opened the second half at 49:53 with a goal by Felipe Castrillon (Weston, Fla.) assisted by Kincaid. The Bonnie's did not quit though as St. Bonaventure's Phil Amahazion scored the Bonnies third goal at 76:23. Marsalis Beckford (Brantford, Ontario) registered his first goal of the season when he scored the final goal of the game at 80:24 with an assist from Kregory Hefner (Phoenix, AZ).
Holy Cross sophomore goalkeeper Keith Bauer (Commack, N.Y.) made four saves for the win.
The Crusaders improve to 3-0 overall, while the Bonnies fall to 0-4 overall.
The Crusaders return to action when they travel to UMass to take on Siena, Sunday, September 10, at 10:30 a.m.