Sean Mullaney
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Sean Mullaney

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Vermont in Home Opener

Holy Cross Athletics   02-17-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC UVM
Goals 3 15
Shots 30 25
EMO 0-2 1-4
Ground Balls 28 31
Faceoffs 12-19 7-19
Saves 4 8
Caused TOs 8 11
Clears 16-21 17-20
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Despite outshooting the University of Vermont in Saturday’s home opener, the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team fell to the Catamounts, 15-3, at Kuzniewski Field.

The Crusaders (0-2) opened the contest with a goal from Logan LeBlond less than 90 seconds into the first quarter before a five-goal spurt from Vermont (4-0) brought the stanza down to the final seconds. Freshman attack Rowan Hart snapped the stretch with three ticks to go to send the teams into the second with a 5-2 margin.

The second quarter opened with even play between the sides, before sophomore Sean Mullaney cut Vermont’s lead down to just two, 5-3, with 7:07 left on the clock. The goal, assisted by Justin Lynskey, would stand as the final Crusader tally, though, as the Catamounts responded with 10 unanswered goals through the final whistle.


  • HC 1, UVM 0 | LeBlond bounced a low shot from the right side past Vermont goalie Nick Washuta with 13:34 still to play in the first to give the Crusaders their only lead of the contest.
  • HC 2, UVM 5 | From the right post, Hart took a diagonal pass across the box from LeBlond and found real estate behind Washuta with 3.4 ticks left in the first-quarter clock.
  • HC 3, UVM 5 | A lateral pass at the top of the box from Lynskey to Mullaney set the sophomore up for Holy Cross’ final tally of the afternoon.


  • Eight different players registered goals while 10 recorded at least one point for Vermont.
  • Braiden Davis and Rob Hudson led the visitors, each recording a hat trick.
  • Davis scored the only man-up goal of the day less than a minute into the fourth quarter, as the teams combined to go 1-for-6 with the man advantage.


  • Despite the loss, Holy Cross outshot Vermont, 30-25, thanks to a 13-6 margin in the opening 15 minutes.
  • Sophomore Dan O’Connell was a bright spot for the Crusaders at the X, going 12-for-19 with six ground balls.
  • Defensively, junior Matt Farrell looked strong, recorded a game-high eight ground ball while forcing a team-best four caused turnovers.
  • Holy Cross used three different goalies in the affair, with Jonathan Tesoro making three saves and Peter Dobbs recording one. Tim Fisher also saw 18 minutes of action.
  • LeBlond fired a game-high eight shots, with five going on target.
  • Vermont edged Holy Cross in ground balls, 31-28, and got eight saves from a pair of goalies (Washuta, 7; Ryan Cornell, 1).


  • The Crusaders hit the road for the next two, taking on Harvard Tuesday at 4 p.m. before opening Patriot League play with a bout against Lehigh Feb. 24 (1 p.m.).





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