September 9, 2008
Men's Soccer Set To Play Sacred Heart & Northeastern
Sept. 9, 2008
MEN'S SOCCER Overall Record 1-1-1 (0-0 PL) Last Week: 0-1-1
Scoreboard: Central Connecticut 1, Holy Cross 0, Worcester, Mass., 9/2; Holy Cross 1, Providence 1 (2OT), Worcester, Mass. 9/5
The Holy Cross men's soccer team returns to the road as it travels to Sacred Heart for a game Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The Crusaders will host Northeastern on Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer team. The Crusaders enter Tuesday's non-conference contest at 1-1-1, after dropping a 1-0 decision to Central Connecticut on Tuesday, September 2 and tying Providence Friday night, 1-1, in double overtime on Friday, September 5. Sophomore midfielder Tom Wilhelm (Oceanside, N.Y.) scored the tying goal in the 83rd minute as the Holy Cross men's soccer team picked up a 1-1 double overtime tie against Providence Friday night. Closing in on the final minutes of regulation, a fight for possession in Providence territory ended with Wilhelm heading the ball into the net, tying the game at 1-1.
Junior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) made one save versus Providence Friday night and five stops against Central Connecticut on Tuesday.
Holy Cross received one vote in the rankings in the NSCAA/adidas National Rankings on Tuesday, for its performance against No. 13 Massachusetts. The Crusaders are also ranked third in the Middle-Atlantic Region.
Senior defender Alejandro Melean (Miami, Fla.) was named the BRINE men's soccer Defensive Player of the Week in the Patriot League for competition from August 25-31. Melean led Holy Cross to a 1-0 victory over 13th-ranked Massachusetts in its opening game of the season. Less than ten minutes into the first half, at the 9:46 mark, the Crusaders took a 1-0 lead. A foul by UMass set up the scoring play for the Crusaders as sophomore Jon Werth (University Park, Md.) crossed a pass to Melean who headed the ball into the goal. Melean also greatly contributed to the stellar team defensive effort to post a shutout. This is the first defensive League award in Melean's career. Melean was also named the AT&T Crusader of the Week for his performance.
Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Sacred Heart, Fairfield, Conn., 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 13 vs. Northeastern, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.