Men's Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision at American
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision at American on Oct. 13. Tyler Bell added his second goal of the season and Owen Azrak tallied an assist. Henry Stutz made four saves. Holy Cross moves to 2-7-4 and 1-3-0 in the Patriot League while American improves to 3-5-4 and 2-1-0 in league play.
American tallied the first goal of the game in the 24th minute when Brenner Jarrad bent the ball into the net from nearly 30 yards.
The Eagles took a two goal lead in the 52nd minute when Oscar McConnell scored. In the 70th minute, Holy Cross cut the American lead by way of Tyler Bell. Bell scored from just in front of the net and Owen Azrak was credited with the assist.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Holy Cross was outshot, 14-8.
- Henry Stutz made four saves.
- The Crusaders held the advantage in corner kicks, 5-3.
COACH KOOLMAN ON THE GAME:
“It is disappointing because I thought we had good rhythm in the first and then all of a sudden we gave it away. We scored a good goal and then the two goals that Brown scored we created for them by losing possession in key parts of the field. The other part of the game is belief. In the second half, we started playing with belief and we could create chances. The second half was better but we have to do that from the beginning.”
Holy Cross takes on Loyola Maryland at home on Oct. 20 at 1:05 p.m.