Dan O'Connell
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Dan O'Connell

Men's Lacrosse to Play Lehigh on Senior Day

Holy Cross Athletics   04-25-2019

Holy Cross (6-6, 3-4 PL)

vs. Lehigh (8-6, 5-2 PL)

Date • Time

April 26 • 7:05 p.m.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

 

Kuzniewski Field

April 26

Live Stats Video 

All-Time Series

1-27

Last Meeting

L, 15-4 (2/24/18)

Game Notes

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Lehigh

10.33

Goals Per Game

11.21

44.0

Shots Per Game

41.1

.235

Shot %

.273

.642

Faceoff %

.682

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will play its final game of the regular season on April 26 at Kuzniewski Field when they host Lehigh at 7:05 p.m. Prior to warm-ups, the team’s 10 graduating seniors and their accomplishments as Crusaders, will be honored. 

April 26 is Purple Pride Day, make sure to wear Purple to support the Crusaders. 
Quick Sticks
• With a 3-4 Patriot League mark, the Crusaders look to tie the program’s most Patriot League wins in program history (4). 
• Holy Cross looks to earn a playoff spot in fifth or sixth place with a win over the Mountain Hawks. 
• The last time out, Holy Cross fell at Boston University in an offensive battle (15-11). The game marked the Crusaders fifth-consecutive game with double-digit goals. 
• As a team, Holy Cross ranks 22th nationally and third in the Patriot League in scoring defense, allowing just 9.75 goals per game. 
• Averaging 11.17 caused turnovers per game as a team, Holy Cross ranks third in the nation and second in the league. 
Balanced Attack
• The Crusaders have seen three players hit the 30-point mark: Sean Mullaney, Kevin Kodzis, and Justin Lynskey
• Each of Holy Cross’ starting attack unit has reached double digit goals. 
Crusader Leaders
Dan O'Connell has picked up a team-best 105 ground balls. O’Connell has also won 171 faceoffs on the year. 
• Fifteen Crusaders have scored at least one goal on the season. 
• Defender Matt Farrell checks in with 46 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers in 12 games played. 
Jonathan Tesoro holds a .504 save percentage and a 9.67 goals against average in 719:29 minutes played. 
Crusaders Cause Turnovers
• The Crusaders rank third nationally and second in the Patriot League in caused turnovers as a team (11.17). 
Matt Farrell ranks third in the nation and leads the league in caused turnovers per game (2.33). Farrell recently captured the program record for single-season caused turnovers (30). 
• Three Crusaders rank in the top-10 in caused turnovers in the league. Farrell leads the league, Chris Conlin ranks fifth (1.83) and Will Murphy checks in at 10th (1.50). 
Faceoff Specialty
• Dan O’Connell owns a .669 faceoff winning percentage, ranking him second in the Patriot League and fifth nationally. 
• O’Connell leads the league in ground balls per game (9.55) and ranks sixth nationally. 
• As a team, Holy Cross ranks second in the Patriot League with a 0.639 winning percentage at the faceoff, which is also good for fifth nationally. 
Scouting Lehigh
• Lehigh looks to clinich the second-place seed for the Patriot League Tournament with a win. 
• The Mountain Hawks’ faceoff specialist Conor Gaffney ranks just above O’Connell (0.697). 
• Lucas Spence leads the Mountain Hawks, with 45 points from 21 goals and 24 assists. 
• James Spence has posted a .541 save percentage and a 9.29 goals against average, having started all 14 Mountain Hawk games. 
• Craig Chick paces the Lehigh defense with 32 caused turnovers and 41 ground balls. 
Up Next
• The Crusaders look to clinch a spot in the Patriot League Tournament. 

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