The Holy Cross defense forced four turnovers on the afternoon, but the Crusaders were defeated by Colgate 26-8 at Andy Kerr Stadium.
Senior captain G.Matthew Greco led the way for the Holy Cross men's cross country team for a 39th- place finish with a time of 26:43.2.
The Crusaders' third-place finish marks the teams' best performance in the Patriot League Championship in at least 12 years.
Pooley scores game-winner and Berrafato posts shutout.
This marks the ninth straight season Holy Cross has started off its season with a win, as Holy Cross has notched at least three goals in nine straight season openers. The Crusaders have not lost their first game of the season in 13 years.
With Lafayette's 2-1 victory over Lehigh on Friday night, the Holy Cross field hockey team secured a berth in the 2016 Patriot League Tournament. The Crusaders will serve as the number three seed in the postseason.
Senior co-captain outside hitter Mandy Sifferlen's 382 kills this season ranks fifth in school history.
The Holy Cross women's soccer team will conclude its regular season against Loyola Maryland this Saturday, Oct. 29 at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at the Luth Athletic Complex.