Holy Cross Football Concludes Spring Drills

April 23, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior quarterback John O'Neil (White Plains, N.Y.) completed 13 of 19 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns, as the Holy Cross football team played its annual spring game at Fitton Field. The offense was able to total exactly 300 yards on 66 plays from scrimmage, good for an average of 4.5 yards per play. The defense forced a pair of turnovers on the day, recording two interceptions.

Senior tailback Steve Silva (East Providence, R.I.) scored the first touchdown of the game on a four-yard rush. Silva finished the day with 47 rushing yards on 13 attempts, while also catching four passes for 56 yards. The only other scoring in the game came on a pair of touchdown passes by O'Neil. He hit senior wide receiver Bob Turkovich (Bedford, Pa.) with a 40-yard strike, then connected with senior tight end Matt Lane (Marlboro, Mass.) on a 24-yard touchdown pass. Both Turkovich and Lane finished the game with three receptions, as Turkovich totaled 59 yards and Lane had 33 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, junior linebacker Jesse Loubier (Winthrop, Mass.) had a team high 10 tackles, including one sack. Junior linebacker Dan Adams (Springfield, Va.) ranked second on the squad with five tackles, while senior defensive back Kevin Dunn (Gaithersburg, Md.) and sophomore defensive back Kent Flanders (Atlanta, Ga.) both had interceptions.

The Crusaders have now concluded spring practice, and are scheduled to open the 2005 season when they play host to Sacred Heart on September 3.

2005 Holy Cross Spring Football Game Statistics

Rushing (Att-Yds-TD): Steve Silva (13-47-1), Gideon Akande (7-28-0), Jeff Ahmadi (1-10-0), John O'Neil (6-8-0), Brian McSharry (1-0-0), Jarrod Betz (1-(-5)-0), Mike Finucane (2-(-9)-0).

Passing (Comp-Att-Yds-TD-INT): John O'Neil (13-19-186-2-0), Brian McSharry (3-8-25-0-0), Jarrod Betz (2-5-10-0-0), Mike Finucane (0-3-0-0-2).

Receiving (No-Yds-TD): Steve Silva (4-56-0), Bob Turkovich (3-59-1), Matt Lane (3-33-1), Sean Gruber (3-27-0), Bryan Anderson (1-17-0), Kevin Kelly (1-10-0), Thomas Harrison (1-9-0), Joe Hogan (1-5-0), Ryan Maher (1-5-0).

Punting (No-Yds): Ryan McManaway (3-78), Mike DeSantis (3-71).

Extra Points (Good-Att): Mike DeSantis (3-3).

Tackles (Solo-Asst-Total): Jesse Loubier (6-4-10), Dan Adams (4-1-5), Matt Lemire (3-1-4), Garett Roberts (4-0-4), Casey Gough (2-2-4), Kent Flanders (1-3-4), Will King (3-0-3), Kyle Tinsley (3-0-3), Chris Nielsen (2-1-3), Adam Sadowski (2-1-3), Darran Davis (2-0-2), Kevin Dunn (2-0-2), John Markus Pinard (2-0-2), Ryan Dietz (0-2-2), Dana Buglione (1-0-1), Marc Crosby (1-0-1), Brad Grinna (1-0-1), Tyler Nugent (1-0-1), Seun Bayode (0-1-1).

Sacks (No-Yds): Will King (1-5), Garett Roberts (1-5), Dana Buglione (1-4), Matt Lemire (1-4), Jesse Loubier (1-2).

Interceptions (No-Yds): Kevin Dunn (1-0), Kent Flanders (1-0).