Kevin Kodzis
Kevin Kodzis

Men's Lacrosse Heads to BU for Turnpike Trophy

Holy Cross Athletics   04-19-2019

Holy Cross (6-5, 3-3 PL)

vs. Boston University (9-4, 4-2 PL)

Date • Time

April 20  • 3:30 p.m.

Location

Boston, Mass.

 

Kuzniewski Field

April 20

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All-Time Series

1-4

Last Meeting

L, 9-4 (4/20/18)

Game Notes

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10.27

Goals Per Game

12.61

43.7

Shots Per Game

45.0

.235

Shot %

.280

.676

Faceoff %

.582

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will play at Boston University on April 20 for a 3:30 p.m. Patriot League match up. 

Quick Sticks
• The Crusaders earned their fourth-consecutive win of the 2019 season, which has not been done since the 1988 season. 
• Against BU, the Crusaders look to tie a program record of Patriot League wins (4). 
Sean Mullaney leads the Holy Cross offense, with 25 goals and 10 assists. 
• Five Crusaders have reached double-digits in both assists and goals: Mullaney, Kevin Kodzis, Justin Lynskey, Connor Waldron, and Will Spangenberg
• The team’s defense allows just 9.27 goals against per game which is the third best in the Patriot League. Holy Cross’ defense also boasts the eighth lowest goals against in the nation. 
Jonathan Tesoro holds the third lowest goals against average among Patriot League goalies (9.19). 
• Averaging 34.82 ground balls per game, Holy Cross ranks third in the Patriot League and 12th nationally. 
Crusader Leaders
Dan O'Connell has picked up a team-best 97 ground balls. O’Connell has also won 153 faceoffs on the year. 
• Fifteen Crusaders have scored at least one goal on the season. 
• Defender Matt Farrell checks in with 43 ground balls. 
Crusaders Cause Turnovers
• The Crusaders rank seventh nationally and second in the Patriot League in caused turnovers as a team (10.91). 
• After breaking the single-season caused turnover record at Holy Cross on April 13, with 30, Matt Farrell ranks third in the nation in caused turnovers per game (2.55). 
• Three Crusaders rank in the top-10 in caused turnovers in the league. Farrell leads the league, Chris Conlin ranks fifth (1.91) and Will Murphy checks in at ninth (1.55). 
• Conlin also ranks 16th nationally. 
Faceoff Specialty
Dan O'Connell owns a .641 faceoff winning percentage, ranking him second in the Patriot League and fourth nationally. 
• On April 25, O’Connell was named the Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week for the second-consecutive week and third time this season. 
• As a team, Holy Cross ranks second in the Patriot League with a 0.676 winning percentage at the faceoff, which is also good for fourth nationally. 
Scouting Boston University
• The Terriers sit just above the Crusaders in the Patriot League standings with a 4-2 conference record. 
• Chris Gray leads the Terriers with 35 goals and 49 assists on the season. 
• James Burr leads in scoring, with 40 goals. 
• Defensively, Reece Eddy paces BU with 27 caused turnovers and 50 ground balls. 
• Sean Christman is the Terriers leading faceoff specialist, with a .615 winning percentage. Kevin Snyder has taken over 20% of BU’s faceoffs for a .481 winning percentage. 
• The Terrier offense records an average of 12.61 goals per game, while the defense holds a 9.92 goals against average. 
Last Time against Boston U.
• Holy Cross trails in the all-time series, 1-4.
• Last season, BU claimed a 9-4 victory. 
Up Next
• The Crusaders will host Lehigh on senior day on April 26 at 7:05 p.m. 

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