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Men's Soccer Defeats Bucknell

Holy Cross Athletics   10-07-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC B
Goals 2 1
Shots 13 6
Shots on Goal 10 1
Corner Kicks 4 6
Fouls 14 11
Saves 0 8

WORCESTER, Mass. - The men's soccer team defeated Bucknell Saturday afternoon 2-1. After dropping a goal in the first half, the Crusaders worked back to capture two goals and hold off the Bison. 


  • Bucknell started off strong scoring in the 20th minute. After a Bison corner, the Crusaders were not able to clear the ball out of the box. Bernie Wright scored off of a rebounded ball at the top of the box. The shot hit the left post and into the back of the net.

  • The rest of the first half was quiet with only three shots from Holy Cross and four shots from Bucknell.

  • The Crusaders came out and scored in the 54th minute of the second half. Freshman Sean Merrick made a run down the right plank and served a lofted ball to the back post to find senior Arno Rupp. Rupp timed the ball perfectly with a diving header past Bucknell's keeper.

  • The second half was competitive between both teams with 14 fouls for Holy Cross and 11 for Bucknell. There were six yellow cards distributed in the second half: three for the Crusaders and three for the Bison.

  • With 20 minutes left in the second, junior Tyler Bell dribbled the ball down the left side of the box, chipped a pass to himself and found Rupp across the box for the easy tap-in goal to put the Crusaders up 2-1.

  • Holy Cross would defend for the rest of the half and take the win 2-1 over the Bison.


The Crusaders will host their Cancer Awareness game next Tuesday, Oct. 10 against Rhode Island. 

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