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Men's Lacrosse Travels to No. 1 Loyola (Md.)

Holy Cross Athletics   03-01-2019

Holy Cross (2-2)

vs. #1 Loyola (Md.)

Date • Time

March 2  • 3:30 p.m.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

 

Kuzniewski Field

March 2

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All-Time Series

1-4

Last Meeting

L, 13-5 (3/4/18)

Game Notes

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Tale of the Twine

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Loyola

8.75

Goals Per Game

14.5

44.5

Shots Per Game

39.0

.197

Shot %

.372

.640

Faceoff %

.473

WORCESTER, Mass.

The Crusaders will open Patriot League action at No. 1 Loyola (Md.) on March 2 at 3:30 p.m. The Crusaders head to Baltimore having won their last two games.

 

Quick Sticks

• Holy Cross heads to No. 1 Loyola with a 2-2 record, having claimed their two wins in their last two games. The Crusaders took down UMass Lowell, 12-7, on Feb. 19.

• On Feb. 26, Holy Cross erased a seven goal deficit to comeback and defeat Harvard, 11-10, in double overtime. Holy Cross trailed, 10-3, with 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter and scored eight unanswered goals to win.

• At Harvard, Holy Cross stopped the Crimson from scoring from the 9:10 mark of the third quarter on. The Crusaders did not allow a Harvard shot on goal in the fourth quarter.

• With 11 points, Kevin Kodzis leads the team. The junior attack has scored a team-best eight goals.

• Two Crusaders have posted 10 points on the season. Sean Mullaney has posted seven goals and three assists, while rookie Will Spangenberg owns six goals and four assists.

Connor Waldron leads the team in helpers, with five.

• In the Patriot League, Holy Cross ranks first in caused turnovers per game (12.00), which is also good for fifth-best in the nation.

• Rookie Chris Conlin leads the team with 10 caused turnovers and Matt Farrell follows closely, at nine.

 

‘OC’ at the X

Dan O'Connell ranks first in the nation in faceoff winning percentage at 0.769.

• O’Connell has won 50 of the 65 faceoffs he has taken through the three games he has played.

• The junior also ranks fourth in the nation in ground balls per game (10.67).

• Against Harvard, O’Connell won 22-of-26 faceoffs for a .846 winning percentage. From the third quarter on, O’Connell won 11-of-13 faceoffs.

• As a team, the Crusaders rank second in faceoff percentage (0.629) and eighth nationally.

 

Scouting Loyola (Md.)

• The Greyhounds host the Crusaders with a 3-1 overall record and ranked first in the nation.

• Most recently, Loyola fell to No. 7 Towson, 12-10, on Feb. 27.

• Pat Spencer leads the Greyhounds, with 26 points from 14 goals and 12 assists.

• Kevin Lindley leads the team with 19 goals in four games.

• Defensively, Ryan McNukty leads with eight caused turnovers and 20 ground balls.

• Bailey Savio has taken every faceoff for the Greyhounds with a .473 winning percentage.

• Between the pipes for Loyola is Jacob Stover. In four games played, Stover holds a 10.00 goals against average and .604 save percentage.

 

Last Time against Loyola

• Holy Cross trails in the all-time series, 1-4.

• The last time the Crusaders and Greyhounds met was March 4, 2018 in Worcester. Loyola took the game, 13-5.

 

Up Next

• The Crusaders will play at Bucknell on March 9 at 11:00 a.m.

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