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Men's Lacrosse Upends Colgate, 11-5

Holy Cross Athletics   04-13-2019

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Holy Cross

1

3

2

5

11

Colgate

0

1

2

2

5

 

Box Score

 

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team dominated Colgate, 11-5, at Kuzniewski Field. Led by a five-point outing from Sean Mullaney, the Crusaders took down the Raiders for the fourth-consecutive time.

 

Matt Farrell broke the all-time single-season caused turnover record at Holy Cross with a team-high three. The senior defender now owns 33 caused turnovers on the season.

 

Holy Cross (6-5, 3-3 PL) jumped to a 1-0 lead on the opening shot of the game on a man-up opportunity from Drew Babiak. The Crusaders defense held strong in the first quarter and did not allow a Colgate (3-8, 1-5 PL) shot in the first 15-minutes of the game.

 

In the second quarter, the Crusaders went on to score three more goals between Justin Lynskey (2) and Mullaney to hold a 4-0 lead before Colgate was able to score.

 

The Crusaders showed domination in the final 15 minutes of action, as they rattled off four goals to take a commanding 10-3 lead with 7:04 to play in the game. In that run, Will Spangenberg scored twice and Sean New fired off a 70-yard goal.

 

The Raiders outscored Holy Cross in the final five minutes, 2-1, but a comeback would not be possible.

 

Dan O'Connell had a commanding day at the faceoff, winning 17 of the 20 faceoffs in the game.

 

The Crusaders' defense put together 12 caused turnovers.

 

 

NOTES & NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross outshot Colgate, 44-24.
  • The Crusaders picked up 36 ground balls to Colgate’s 26.
  • The Crusaders went 2-for-4 on extra man opportunities.

 

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Holy Cross will travel to Boston University on April 20 for a 3:30 p.m. game.

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