Oct. 30, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - Lafayette freshman Chad Barbieri scored the game's only goal and the Leopard defense was able to hold off Holy Cross the rest of the way to preserve a 1-0 win over the Crusaders on Sunday morning in Patriot League action. Holy Cross falls to 7-7 overall (2-4 Patriot League), while the Leopards improve to 10-4-1 (4-2 Patriot League).
With one conference game remaining, Holy Cross finds itself in second to last place in the league standings with six points on two wins.
The two teams played a scoreless first half, each registering five shots. But with just under twenty-minutes remaining in the game, Barbieri collected a loose ball about 20 yards out and blasted a shot into the top left corner to break the deadlock.
Barbieri's tally was Lafayette's only shot on goal of the day, despite holding a 10-8 shot advantage over the Crusaders. Five of Holy Cross' eight shots were on goal. The Leopards also had a 5-4 corner kick edge.
Lafayette's Mike Tortora came up with five stops for the Leopards.
Holy Cross is back in action on Tuesday, November 1, when it travels to Harvard University for a 2:00 p.m. non-conference match-up with the Crimson.