Men's Soccer Edged By American In Overtime, 2-1
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s soccer team fell to the American University, 2-1 in overtime on Oct. 14 at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. The Crusaders move to 4-7-2 (2-2-1 Patriot League), while the Eagles move to 3-9-1 (2-3 Patriot League).
After a scoreless first half, Arno Rupp cashed in on a free kick from 25-yards out. Rupp’s shot sailed to the upper corner for his team-leading fifth goal of the year.
The Crusaders held the lead until the 80th minute when American’s Tim Neumann headed in a feed from Max Holdswirth, sending the game into overtime.
In the 96th minute, American’s Nick Dimitrijevic collected a loose ball in the box for an open shot against Henry Stutz to lift the Eagles past the Crusaders.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Holy Cross outshot American, 20-11.
The Crusaders recorded eight shots on goal to the Eagles six.
Holy Cross held the advantage in corner kicks, 4-2.
KOOLMAN ON THE GAME
“I think today wasn’t our day. We did not perform at the level we are capable of performing at. In close games like that, one mistake can be fatal. We made one mistake on the equalizing goal and one mistake on their winning goal. We have to regroup and get ready for the next game”
THE LUKE DUNIVANT AWARD
The Luke Dunivant Award was established in memory of former Holy Cross men’s soccer player Luke Dunivant, Class of 1997, who passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Past winners of the award are Peter Wholly (2009), Tom Van Grinsven (2010), Jordan Michael (2011), Pat McCann (2012), Monty Sanders (2013), Michael Thompson (2014), Eddie Gibbons (2015), and Ryan Garvey (2016).
Gibbons and Thompson presented the 2017 Award to Senior Brad Ross.
Holy Cross will host American on Oct. 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium to resume Patriot League play.