Kevin Lux posted two points today versus Providence.
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Mark Seliger Photography
Kevin Lux posted two points today versus Providence.

Men's Lacrosse Falls To Providence In Season Opener

Holy Cross Athletics   02-11-2017

THE BASICS:

Score: Providence 10, Holy Cross 4
Records: Holy Cross (0-1, 0-0 PL) Providence (1-1, 0-0 Big East)
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kuzniewski Field at the Luth Athletic Complex)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
Time: 2:05 p.m.

The Lead: Brendan Kearns scored four goals for the Friars as the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team fell to Providence, 10-4, in Worcester on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:    

  • The Friars jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Crusaders quickly responded with a goal by freshman Sean Mullaney off an assist from senior Kevin Lux, followed by the equalizer from senior Marc Buermann off a pass from senior Sean Kirkpatrick to make it 2-2.
  • Providence then scored six unanswered goals, including three from Kearns, to take an 8-2 lead into the half.
  • Kirkpatrick got the Crusaders rolling again with 13:11 left in the third quarter off a pass from senior Jon Vogel to make it an 8-3 game.
  • Nick Hatzipetrakos scored a goal for the Friars with 4:49 left to play in the third quarter to extend their lead to 9-3.
  • Lux fired in an unassisted shot with 13:32 left in the fourth to make it a 9-4 game.
  • With 6:35 left in the game, Kearns scored the last goal of the contest for 10-4 final score.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Freshman goalkeeper Jonathan Tesoro made eight saves in his collegiate debut, while Providence goalkeeper Tate Boyce recorded nine saves for the win.
  • Providence outshot Holy Cross, 32-24.
  • The Friars picked up 35 ground balls and the Crusaders secured 23.
  • Providence won 16 face-offs, while Holy Cross tallied three.
  • The Friars went 1-5 on extra-man opportunities, while the Crusaders went 0-4.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Mullaney scored his first career goal.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, February 18, when they travel to Burlington, Vt. for a non-league matchup at 1:00 p.m., versus Vermont.

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