May 24, 2006
Holy Cross head men's soccer coach Elvis Comrie and athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr., announced the team's Fall schedule this morning. The 2006 Crusaders are set to host eight home games - seven of which will be night contests - on the program's brand new Linda Johnson Smith Stadium, which has been under construction since last Spring.
The state-of-the-art stadium features a top-quality grass surface, aluminum stands for approximately 1,250 spectators, lights, a press box, and a scoreboard, all surrounded by a fence and an attractive entrance.
The Crusaders will open the season at Quinnipiac on Aug. 27, before their home opener on the new field against Maine on Sept. 2. Holy Cross will then host a night game against St. Bonaventure on Sept. 8, before traveling to the UMass Tournament where the team will face Siena on Sept. 10.
Holy Cross stays on the road for a game at Sacred Heart (Oct. 12), in preparation for Patriot League play, which begins on Sept. 16 with a home match against Bucknell. Conference games at Lehigh (Sept. 23) and against Navy (Sept. 30) in Worcester are slated in between non-conference games against Northeastern (Sept. 19) and Providence (Sept. 26).
The Crusaders begin October in Washington, D.C., when they meet up with 2005 Patriot League Regular Season Champion, American on Oct. 7.
Holy Cross is then back in Worcester for its final home contests of the season when it hosts New Hampshire (Oct. 10), Army (Oct. 14), and Harvard (Oct. 17). The Crusaders are on the road for their final three games of the season when they travel to Lafayette to face the 2005 Patriot League Tournament Champions on Oct. 21, before heading to Hartford (Oct. 24) and Colgate (Oct. 28), where it will close out the regular season.
The 2006 Patriot League Tournament is slated for November 3-5 on the campus of the field's highest seed.
The Crusaders, who finished the 2005 campaign with an 8-8 overall record and a 2-5 mark in Patriot League play, will return six starters, including First Team All-Patriot League selection, Josh Trott.