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Men's Soccer Claims Patriot League Win Over Lafayette, 2-0

Holy Cross Athletics   09-29-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC LC
Goals 2 0
Shots 15 9
Shots on Goal 6 5
Corner Kicks 2 5
Fouls 6 12
Saves 5 4
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s soccer team defeated Lafayette, 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 29, in its Patriot League home opener. The Crusaders move to 3-4-2 (1-0-1 PL), while the Leopards move to 1-8-0 (1-1-0 PL).

The Crusaders generated offense in the first half, hitting the post on two occasions. The Leopards also had two offensive chances, in which Henry Stutz made two diving saves to keep the score at 0-0.

Holy Cross took the lead in the 51st minute when Owen Azrak’s shot to the far post beat Lafayette’s keeper Brad Seeber.

Despite a continued offensive pressure, Stutz made three more saves in the second half to solidify his third shutout. In the 89th minute, Mason Brummett scored his first goal of the season, beating the Lafayette defense to open up a clear lane to goal. After Brummett dribbled around the Leopard keeper, he shot to the open goal and secured the Crusader win, 2-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

• Stutz recorded his third shutout on the season and his second in three games.

Owen Azrak is the second Crusader to score multiple goals in the 2017 season.

Mason Brummett is the sixth Crusader to tally a goal.

KOOLMAN ON THE GAME

“On both ends of the game we came up big. Henry Stutz came up big defensively. The kids kept fighting but their discipline and passion ultimately led us to victory. A great win in the Patriot League.”

UP NEXT

• The Crusaders will travel to Boston University to fight for the Turnpike Trophy on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

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