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Holy Cross Downs Hartford 2-1 In Season Opener

Holy Cross Athletics   08-25-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC UH
Goals 2 1
Shots 6 7
Shots on Goal 2 2
Corner Kicks 4 7
Fouls 17 11
Saves 1 0

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior forward Arno Rupp and junior defender Owen Azrak both scored goals as the Holy Cross men’s soccer team posted a 2-1 victory over Hartford at Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium. The Crusaders open the season at 1-0 with the victory, while the Hawks begin the year 0-1.

 

Rupp opened the scoring 3:22 into the first half when he chipped the ball over Hartford goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton. Just over 11 minutes later, Azrak gave Holy Cross a 2-0 lead when he knocked home a rebound. The score remained the same until early in the second half, when Hartford’s Gael Kisombe found the net just inside the right post from 25 yards out. But neither team would score again as the Crusaders held on for the victory.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

 

  • Junior goalkeeper Henry Stutz picked up the win for Holy Cross, allowing just one goal and making one save in 90 minutes of action.
  • Hartford held a 7-6 advantage in shots, with both teams having two shots on goal.
  • The Hawks took seven corner kicks on the night, while the Crusaders totaled four corner kicks. 


BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

 

  • Rupp’s goal was the 10th of his Holy Cross career.
  • Azrak scored a goal for only the second time in his career as a Crusader.
  • Holy Cross wins its season opener for the second year in a row, with both of those games being 2-1 victories over Hartford.

 

UP NEXT

 

  • The Crusaders return to action Sunday, Sept. 3, when they play host to Delaware at 1:05 p.m.

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