Sean Mullaney
Sean Mullaney

Men's Lacrosse to Host Navy

Holy Cross Athletics   03-29-2019

Holy Cross (3-5, 0-3 PL)

vs. Navy (4-4, 2-2 PL)

Date • Time

March 30  • 12:00 p.m.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

 

Kuzniewski Field

March 30

Live Stats NESNplus • PLN Video

All-Time Series

2-12

Last Meeting

L, 5-4 (3/31/19)

Game Notes

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Navy

9.25

Goals Per Game

10.38

43.2

Shots Per Game

41.9

.214

Shot %

.248

.611

Faceoff %

.478

WORCESTER, Mass.Holy Cross returns to action at home when they host Navy on Mach 30 at 12:00 p.m. The game will be streamed on NESNplus as well as the Patriot League Network.

 

Quick Sticks

• The Crusaders return to action after not playing since March 19, when they played Brown in a mid-week non conference match up. Holy Cross came out on top with a double overtime win, 11-10.

Sean Mullaney leads the Crusaders in goals with 17 and points with 23.

• Rookie Will Spangenberg leads the team in assists, with 10.

Dan O'Connell owns a .667 winning percentage at the faceoff. He has also picked up a team-best 68 ground balls.

Jonathan Tesoro owns a .512 save percentage on the season. Tesoro has also picked up 12 wins in his career, which ties for fourth all-time at Holy Cross.

• Four players have hit double-digits in goals this season: Mullaney, Kevin Kodzis, Connor Waldron, and Drew Babiak.

• Against Brown, Babiak posted a four-point game on three goals and one assist. Babiak completed his hat trick on the game-winning goal with 1.2 seconds remaining in double overtime. Babiak’s performance earned him Patriot League Honorable Mention accolades.

Matt Farrell leads the Crusaders’ defense with 23 caused turnovers and 29 ground balls.

 

Crusaders Cause Turnovers

• As a team, Holy Cross ranks sixth nationally and second in the Patriot League in caused turnovers (11.25).

• Farrell leads the Patriot League with 2.88 caused turnovers per game and ranks second in the nation.

• Freshman Chris Conlin averages 2.13 caused turnovers per game, checking in at third in the league and 16th nationally.

 

Against the Rest

• As a team, Holy Cross owns a .611 faceoff win percentage, which is good for second in the conference and 10th in the nation.

• O’Connell owns the seventh-best win percentage nationally and second-best in the Patriot League.

• Averaging 34.75 ground balls per game, Holy Cross ranks 16th nationally and third in the league.

• O’Connell leads the league in ground balls per game (9.71), which is also good for fifth-best in the nation.

 

Scouting Navy

• The Midshipmen travel to Worcester with a 4-4 overall record and 2-2 mark in league play.

• Three of Navy’s four losses have come against ranked opponents: No. 3 Maryland, No. 9 Loyola (Md.) and No. 17 Lehigh.

• Navy is led by Christian Daniel, who has tallied 28 points from 20 goals and eight assists. Ryan Wade also has 28 points, from 11 goals and 17 assists.

• Four Midshipmen lead the team in caused turnovers at five.

• Navy has also seen four Midshipmen at the faceoff. Nick Barry leads with 66 wins on 145 faceoffs (.455) and has picked up 27 ground balls.

• Ryan Kern owns an 11.76 goals against average and a .514 save percentage through eight games and 438:39 minutes of action.

 

Last Time against Navy

• Holy Cross trails in the all-time series, 2-12.

• In 2018, Navy narrowly defeated Holy Cross in a 5-4 game. Kevin Kodzis had a hat trick and Justin Lynskey added a goal in the game.

 

Up Next

• The Crusaders will play at Lafayette on April 6 at 12:00 p.m.

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