Kevin Kodzis
Kevin Kodzis

Men's Lacrosse to Host Colgate

Holy Cross Athletics   04-12-2019

Holy Cross (5-5, 2-3)

vs. Colgate (3-7, 1-4 PL)

Date • Time

April 13  • 12:05 p.m.

Location

Worcester, Mass.

 

Kuzniewski Field

April 13

Live Stats PLN VideoNESNplus

All-Time Series

4-25

Last Meeting

W, 12-10 (4/14/18)

Game Notes

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Colgate

10.20

Goals Per Game

8.90

43.7

Shots Per Game

37.4

.233

Shot %

.238

.628

Faceoff %

.492

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross will host Colgate for a key Patriot League match up on April 13 at 12:05 p.m. The game will be available on NESNplus on television, NESNgo online, and the Patriot League Network.

‘Sader ‘Saturday
• On April 13, the men’s lacrosse program will host a free clinic for grades K-8, starting at 9:00 a.m. at Kuzniewski Field. To sign up, go to www.goholycross.com/laxclinic. 
• At the game, Holy Cross’ Autism Awareness will raise money for Autism Speaks and will give away Coney Island hot dogs to the first 200 fans in attendance. 
• Following the game, there will be a Crusader Fan Fest on the Hart Turf with food trucks, inflatables, and family fun.
Quick Sticks
• Holy Cross claimed its largest victory of the season, with a 16-4 victory over Lafayette. The Crusaders saw 12 different goal scorers in the game. 
• The victory marked the program’s first three-game winning streak since the 2016 season. 
• With 16 goals in the win, it marks the most offensive game for Holy Cross since April 17, 2010 when they beat Quinnipiac with a 17 goal performance. The four goals against is also the lowest allowed since April 6, 2010 when the team held Vermont to one goal. 
• In the 16-4 victory, Dan O’Connell set a career high .933 winning percentage (14-15) and earned his second Patriot League Faceoff Specialist of the Week honor of the season. 
Crusader Leaders
Sean Mullaney leads the team with 30 points from 21 goals and nine assists. 
• Two players are tied with 25 points: Kevin Kodzis and Connor Waldron. Waldron shares the team lead in assists as well, with 11. 
Dan O'Connell has picked up a team-best 87 ground balls. 
• Defender Matt Farrell checks in with 40 ground balls on the season. Farrell also has 29 caused turnovers, which ties the all-time single season record at Holy Cross. 
Crusaders Cause Turnovers
• As a team, Holy Cross ranks sixth nationally and second in the Patriot League in caused turnovers (11.10).
• Three Crusaders rank in the top-10 in the Patriot League. Farrell leads the league (2.80), followed by Chris Conlin, who ranks fourth (2.00) and Will Murphy ranks 10th (1.40). 
• Farrell ranks fourth and Conlin ranks 14th nationally. 
Against the Rest
• Dan O’Connell owns a .663 faceoff winning percentage, ranking him second in the Patriot League and fourth nationally. 
• As a team, Holy Cross ranks second in the Patriot League with a 0.628 winning percentage at the faceoff, which is also good for seventh nationally. 
• The team ranks 11th in the nation in scoring defense, averaging 9.70 goals against per game. 
Scouting Colgate
• The Raiders travel to Worcester with a 3-7 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the Patriot League. 
• Colgate’s conference win came over Boston University on March 9, but have dropped five games since. 
• The Raiders opened the season with a 12-9 victory at then-No. 12 Syracuse (Feb. 8).
• Colgate is led by Sam Cleveland, who has a team-high 25 point on 13 goals and 12 assists. 
• Two Raiders share the lead in goals (16): Nicky Petkevich and Griffin Brown. 
• At the faceoff, Malcolm Feeney has taken the majority of faceoffs for Colgate and owns a .516 winning percentage. 
• Defensively, Will Blumberg leads, with 29 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. 
• Three goalies have seen time for the Raiders. Connor Mullen has played in the most games with a .500 save percentage and a 10.09 goals against average. Sean Collins has played in the Raiders’ last two games with a .333 save percentage and a 18.37 goals against average. 
Last Time against Colgate
• Holy Cross trails in the all-time series, 4-25. 
• The Crusaders were victorious in the teams’ last meeting, 12-10. 
Kevin Kodzis and Sean Mullaney led, each with four goals. Justin Lynskey, Brad Bakers and O’Connell also scored in the game.
Up Next
• The Crusaders will play at Boston University on April 20 at 12:05 p.m. 

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