Domenic Cozier
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Domenic Cozier

Crusaders Fall To Lehigh On Family Weekend

Holy Cross Athletics   10-22-2016

THE BASICS:

• Score:  Lehigh 46, Holy Cross 14

• Records: Holy Cross 3-5, 1-2 PL; Lehigh 6-2, 3-0 PL

• Location: Fitton Field, Worcester, Mass.

• The Lead: Lehigh tailback Dom Bragalone carried the ball 17 times for 182 yards and two touchdowns, to lead the Mountain Hawks to a 46-14 victory over the Holy Cross football team at Fitton Field. Following the contest, Bragalone received the Edward N. Anderson Award as the Most Valuable Player of the Crusaders’ Family Weekend game.

 

MAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES:

• After the game, Holy Cross senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek was selected as the United States Marines Man of the Match.

• Wieczorek finished the day with a game-high 230 all-purpose yards, including four receptions for 76 yards and five kickoff returns for 121 yards.

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INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

• Freshman tailback Domenic Cozier carried the ball 17 times for 59 yards and his first career touchdown.

• Senior wide receiver Brendan Flaherty caught five passes for 15 yards and rushed five times for 18 yards and a score.

• Junior quarterback Blaise Bell hit on 14 of 27 passes for 157 yards on the afternoon.

• Junior linebacker Nick McBeath led the Crusader defense with seven tackles, a quarterback sack and a pass breakup.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

• Holy Cross opened the scoring at the 12:25-mark of the first quarter on a five-yard touchdown run by Flaherty.

• Lehigh responded with a two-yard scoring run by Bragalone, then pulled in front on a one-yard touchdown run by Micco Brisker.

• A 34-yard field goal by Ed Mish gave the Mountain Hawks an 18-7 lead at halftime.

• In the third quarter, Lehigh used a two-yard touchdown pass from Brad Mayes to Gatlin Casey, a 66-yard touchdown run by Bragalone and a five-yard scoring strike from Mayes to Troy Pelletier to increase its lead to 39-7.

• After the Mountain Hawks added a two-yard touchdown pass from Mayes to Pelletier early in the fourth quarter, the Crusaders concluded the scoring with a nine-yard touchdown run by Cozier.

 

SENIOR DAY:

• Prior to the game, Holy Cross honored 20 members of its senior class, who took part in the final game of their collegiate careers at Fitton Field.

• The Crusader seniors are defensive lineman Dewayne Cameron, defensive lineman Dean Doe, wide receiver Brendan Flaherty, defensive back Luke Ford, offensive lineman George Griffin, running back Gabe Guild, offensive lineman Hunter Hudgins, offensive lineman Scott Kingsley, offensive lineman  Rob Kosharek, defensive back Steven Martinez, tight end Mark McGuire, defensive back Ronald Millhouse, offensive lineman James Murray, tight end Lucas Nikolaisen, offensive lineman Nick Piker, quarterback Peter Pujals, defensive lineman Ryan Smith, placekicker Zane Wasp, wide receiver Jake Wieczorek and linebacker Kyle Young.

2016 Football Seniors

 

UP NEXT:

• Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 29, when it travels to Colgate for a 1:00 p.m. game.

 

RAM-CRUSADER CUP:

• On Nov. 12, Holy Cross will face Fordham for the Ram-Crusader Cup at iconic Yankee Stadium. Order your tickets today by calling 1-844-GOCROSS or by visiting GoHolyCross.com/tickets. Make sure you don’t miss out on this historic event!

 

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