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
Schedule: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Sacred Heart, Fairfield, Conn., 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 13 vs. Northeastern, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.

  • 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.