CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard quarterback Andrew Hatch completed 20 of 25 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns, to lead the Crimson to a 34-6 victory over the Holy Cross football team at Harvard Stadium. The Crusaders fall to 1-2 on the season with the loss, while the Crimson open the year at 1-0 overall.
Harvard began the scoring at the 8:26-mark of the first quarter, on a 26-yard field goal by David Mothander. The Crimson then increased their lead to 10-0 later in the quarter on a four-yard touchdown run by Gino Gordon. In the second quarter, Hatch threw a 26-yard scoring pass to Marco Iannuzzi and Mothander added a 24-yard field goal to make the score 20-0 at halftime.
Hatch tossed an eight-yard scoring strike to Chris Lorditch in the third quarter, then hit Lorditch again with a 43-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to make the score 34-0. The Crusaders concluded the scoring later in the fourth quarter, with a 15-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Kevin Watson (Belle Mead, N.J.) to senior wide receiver Freddie Santana (Staten Island, N.Y.).
The Holy Cross defense was led by sophomore linebacker Roman SanDoval (Allison Park, Pa.) with 11 total tackles, while senior strong safety Anthony DiMichele (McKees Rocks, Pa.) added 10 total tackles.On the offensive side of the ball, junior tight end Alex Schneider (Inner Grove Heights, Minn.) had a team-best six receptions for 48 yards.
The Crusaders return to action next Saturday, Sept. 25, when they travel to Georgetown for a 2:00 p.m. game.