Marc Buermann scored four goals tonight at Brown.
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Brian Foley Photography
Marc Buermann scored four goals tonight at Brown.

Crusaders Fall To Brown, 17-14

Holy Cross Athletics   03-21-2017

THE BASICS:

Score: Brown 17, Holy Cross 14

Records: Holy Cross (2-6); Brown (3-3)

Location: Providence, R.I. (Stevenson-Pincince Field)

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

The Lead: Senior Sean Kirkpatrick posted a career-best five goals and six points but the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team fell to Brown, 17-14, on Tuesday night. Senior Marc Buermann scored four goals, while senior Kevin Lux tallied one goal and four assists for five points.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After Jack Collins gave Brown an early 1-0 lead, the Crusaders netted three straight goals to take a 3-1 advantage with 3:52 left in the first quarter. Kirkpatrick, Buermann and junior Logan LeBlond each found the back of the net.
  • Matt Graham then cut the Crusader lead to 3-2, but senior Jack Ortlieb and Buermann closed out the half with goals as Holy Cross took a 5-2 lead to the second quarter.
  • With the Crusaders now leading 5-3, Kirkpatrick posted a goal to increase the lead to 6-3.
  • After Dylan Molloy scored for Brown, Kirkpatrick and senior Jon Vogel answered with a goal each as the Crusaders led by an 8-4 score with 10:32 remaining in the second quarter.
  • The Bears then tallied three consecutive goals to make it a 8-7 game, but a goal by Vogel with just three seconds left gave the Crusaders a 9-7 lead at the half.
  • Brown scored the first four goals of the third quarter to move out to an 11-9 advantage.
  • Kirkpatrick then scored on an extra-man opportunity for his fourth goal of the contest. The Bears then responded with five straight goals for a 16-10 lead with 11:36 left in the fourth quarter.
  • But the Crusaders answered with four consecutive goals to cut the Brown lead to just 16-14 with 3:36 remaining in the fourth quarter. Buermann netted two goals, while senior Kevin Lux and Kirkpatrick also scored.
  • With just nine seconds left, Molloy found the back of the net for the 17-14 final score.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Freshman goalkeeper Jonathan Tesoro posted 14 saves, while Brown goalkeeper Phil Goss posted six for the win.
  • Brown outshot Holy Cross, 60-35.
  • The Bears picked up 20 ground balls, while the Crusaders tallied 19.
  • Brown won 24 face-offs, while Holy Cross secured nine.
  • The Crusaders went 2-4 on extra-man opportunities, while the Bears went 4-6.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Kirkpatrick’s five goals and six points were a career best. He now has two career hat tricks.
  • Buermann entered the game with the seventh longest scoring streak in the nation. After today’s game he has now scored at least one goal in the last 15 games.
  • The hat trick for Buermann was his second of the season and the fifth of his career. He now has 65 goals and 24 assists for 89 career points.
  • Lux has 60 goals, 35 assists and 95 career points.
  • Tesoro made a career-best 14 saves.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, March 25, when they travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to take on Marist at 1:00 p.m.

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