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Men's Soccer Opens 2018 Season Against No. 16 Fordham

Holy Cross Athletics   08-23-2018

Holy Cross (0-0-0)

vs. #16 Fordham (0-0-0)

Date Aug. 24, 2018
Time 7:35 p.m.
Location Worcester, Mass. 
Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium
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WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s soccer team will open its 2018 season on Aug. 24 in a non-conference game with Fordham at 7:35 p.m. The game will be played at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium, following the Holy Cross women’s soccer home opener, also against the Rams.

Things to Know About Holy Cross:

  • The Crusaders made an impressive run to the Patriot League championship game in the 2017 season, playing a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the season.
  • Senior goalkeeper Henry Stutz returns after leading the team to 480 minutes without conceding a goal (Oct. 25 – Nov. 12). Stutz also recorded seven shutouts last season, ranking him third on the all-time single season shutout list at Holy Cross.
  • Freshman forward Simon Becher was selected to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI Preseason Freshman Team. To read more, click here.
  • Sophomore midfielder Max Krause returns as the team’s leading point scorer. Krause led the 2017 team in assists, with four.
  • Mason Brummett, Owen Azrak, and Eoin Houlihan will lead the team as captains, as announced by head coach Marco Koolman.

Things to Know About Fordham:

  • The Rams played to a 14-6-3 overall record in the 2017 season, with a 5-2-1 mark in the Atlantic 10.
  • Fordham made an impressive post-season run, despite losing in the Atlantic 10 championship game. The Rams fell in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament at North Carolina, 2-1.
  • In the Atlantic 10 preseason coaches’ poll, the Rams were selected to finish in first place. Janos Loebe, Rashid Nuhu, and Joergen Oland were all named to the Preseason All-Conference team.
  • Janos Loebe returns as the Rams leading scorer after he recorded 23 points on seven goals and nine assists in the 2017 season.
  • Fordham was ranked No. 16 in the preseason United Soccer Coaches poll. 

Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium Double Header:

  • The Holy Cross women’s soccer team will kick off against the Rams at 5:05 p.m. to open Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium for the 2018 season.
  • The men’s soccer team will then face Fordham at 7:35 p.m. for their home opener.
  • Schedule posters for each team will be given out at the games.

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