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Men's Soccer Travels To Hartford For Season Opener On Aug. 25

Holy Cross Athletics   08-22-2017
Game 1: HOLY CROSS (0-0-0, 0-0-0 PL) vs. HARTFORD (0-0-0, 0-0-0 America East)
DATE: Friday, Aug. 25 at 7:00 p.m.  LOCATION: West Hartford, Conn.
SERIES RECORD: Hartford leads, 21-6-4 LAST MEETING: 2-1, Victory (Aug. 26, 2016)
LIVE STATS:  Live Stats LIVE VIDEO: N/A

The Holy Cross men's soccer team will take on Hartford in West Hartford, Conn., for the season opener for both teams on Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:00 p.m. Here is what you need to know as the Crusaders prepare to kick off the season.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The Crusaders open the 2017 season when they take on Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. This will be the fifth straight year that these two teams have met in the season opener. Last year, the Crusaders rallied to win, 2-1, with a game-winning goal in the 84th minute. In 2015 the teams tied 0-0, while in 2014 they played to a 1-1 draw and in 2013 the Hawks defeated the Crusaders, 1-0. Last year, the Hawks went 9-10-3 and 2-3-2 in America East.
  • The Crusaders (5-10-3, 1-5-3 Patriot League) return 19 letterwinners from 2016 and nine starters. There are seven freshmen additions to the 2017 roster.
  • The Crusaders will be led by senior captains Brad Ross, Justin Carfora and Yuji Callahan.
  • The Crusaders will play nine home games this year at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at the Luth Athletic Complex.


There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross men's soccer team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @HCrossMSoccer, on Facebook and on Instagram. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here.

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