Crusaders To Host #8 Army West Point
|Game 7: Holy Cross (2-4, 2-1 Patriot League) vs. #8 Army West Point (6-1, 2-0 Patriot League)|
|DATE:||Sat., March 18 at 2:05 p.m.||LOCATION:||Worcester, Mass.|
|SERIES RECORD:||Army leads, 25-1||LAST MEETING:||16-7, Army (March 19, 2016)|
|LIVE STATS:||NeuLion Stats||LIVE VIDEO:||Patriot League Network|
The Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team (2-4, 2-1 Patriot League) is set to host No. 8 Army West Point (6-1, 2-0 Patriot League) on Saturday. Here is what you need to know as the Crusaders enter the sixth week of the season.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Holy Cross will play host to No. 8 Army West Point on Saturday, March 18 at 2:05 p.m. Saturday is Military Appreciation Day and members of Veterans Inc. of Worcester will be on hand and recognized for their service. There will also be a presentation of the colors by the Holy Cross Naval ROTC unit. The game can be seen on the Patriot League Network with Mike Monaco and Patrick Hart ‘05 on the call.
- The Crusaders are 2-1 in the league with their first ever win versus Lehigh on Feb. 25, a loss at No. 12 Loyola Maryland on March 4 and their first ever victory versus Bucknell on March 11.
- This is only the second time in program history that the Crusaders have been 2-1 in the Patriot League which ties their best start to a season. Holy Cross was also 2-1 in 2015.
- The Black Knights are 2-0 in Patriot League play with a 14-4 win against Lafayette and a 6-4 victory over Lehigh. Army is 6-1 overall including a 14-13 win versus No. 6 Syracuse and a 12-10 loss against No. 18 Rutgers. Last year, Army defeated Holy Cross by a 16-7 score in West Point on March 19. The Crusaders are 1-25 all-time against the Black Knights.
- This will be the 18th time the Crusaders have hosted a nationally ranked team in program history, and the eighth time the Crusaders have played a top 10 team at home. The Crusaders defeated No. 9 Army West Point 7-6 at home on March 7, 2015, for their first ever victory versus the Black Knights.
- After the Army West Point game, the Crusaders will travel to Brown on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
- The Team Shop will be open in the Luth Athletic Complex on Saturday, March 18! So be sure to check out all of your favorite Crusader gear!
CRUSADERS LEAD THE LEAGUE IN CAUSED TURNOVERS
- The Crusaders lead the Patriot League and are seventh in the nation in caused turnovers with 9.17 per game.
- Junior Henry Lilly is fourth in the Patriot League and 14th nationally with 1.83 caused turnovers per game. Lilly leads the team with 11 caused turnovers.
- Sophomore Matt Farrell is 49th in the country with 1.33 caused turnovers per game. He is also 10th in the Patriot League and 44th in the nation with 4.33 ground balls per game.
HOLY CROSS DEFEATS BUCKNELL FOR THE FIRST TIME
- The Crusaders earned their first ever win against Bucknell last Saturday, March 11 with a 10-8 victory, as the Bison had won the previous 27 meetings.
- Senior Marc Buermann tallied three goals and two assists for five points while freshman goalkeeper Jonathan Tesoro made nine saves to earn the win.
- Senior Jack McGovern scored his first collegiate goal in the victory.
- The hat trick for Buermann was his second of the season and the fifth of his career.
- His game-winning goal was his first of the season and the fourth of his career.
- Go here to read the recap.
MARC BUERMANN NAMED PATRIOT LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Senior Marc Buermann was named the Corvias Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office. This is the first time in his career that Buermann has earned this honor.
- Buermann led the team with three goals and two assists for five points as the Crusaders defeated Bucknell for the first time in program history on March 11. Buermann broke a 8-8 tie when he scored the game winner.
- Buermann has scored at least one goal in 13 straight games. It is the eighth longest streak in the nation. The hat trick for Buermann was his second of the season and the fifth of his career. His game-winning goal was his first of the season and the fourth of his career.
- For the season, Buermann is tied for first on the team with 10 goals, while his four assists are tied for third and his 14 points are second. He has 59 goals and 24 assists for 83 career points.
LUX LEADING THE TEAM IN POINTS
- Senior Kevin Lux leads the team with 16 points. He is also tied for first with 10 goals and six assists. Lux tallied five points with a career-best four assists versus Loyola.
- For his career, Lux has 59 goals, 30 assists and 89 points.