Score: #19 Boston University 12, Holy Cross 11 (OT)
Records: Boston University (11-3, 5-3 Patriot League); Holy Cross (4-9, 4-4 Patriot League)
Location: Boston, Mass. (Nickerson Field)
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
The Lead: Cal Dearth netted the game-winning goal in overtime and tallied a total of four goals for the Terriers as the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 19 Boston University, 12-11, on Friday in Patriot League action. Senior Jon Vogel led the Crusaders with five goals. The Crusaders will be the No. 5 seed in the Patriot League Tournament and will play at No. 4 seed Navy on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Terriers started off the game with a 1-0 lead when James Burr scored a goal with 11:59 left in the first quarter.
Senior Sean Kirkpatrick answered with two goals for the Crusaders as they took a 2-1 lead with 5:01 remaining in the first quarter.
With only two seconds left of play until the second quarter, Burr scored again for Boston University to tie the game at 2-2.
Burr netted a hat trick with 13:48 left in the second quarter and just 31 seconds later, Dearth buried a goal to put the Terriers up 4-2.
Holy Cross ended the Terriers’ 3-0 streak when junior Henry Lilly found the back of the net for the Crusaders.
Jack Beall then responded with a goal as Boston University took a 5-3 lead with 10:11 left in the second quarter.
Holy Cross netted three straight goals to take a 6-5 lead with 6:40 remaining until the half. Goals were scored by freshman Sean Mullaney, Vogel and junior Logan LeBlond.
Dearth scored a goal for BU with 4:00 remaining in the second quarter to tie up the game again. The score would remain tied 6-6 at the half.
The Terriers netted three straight goals to take a 9-6 lead in the third quarter. Goals were scored by Cam Pincus, Brendan Homire and Dearth.
The Crusaders cut the Terriers’ lead to 9-8 with 12:46 remaining in the fourth quarter when Vogel and Kirkpatrick both found the back of the net.
The Crusaders then tied the game at 9-9 when Vogel buried a goal with 10:52 left in the fourth quarter for his third goal of the game.
Burr answered with a goal as Boston University took a 10-9 lead to end the Crusaders’ 3-0 streak.
Vogel then responded with two straight goals. Holy Cross took an 11-10 lead when Vogel netted his fifth goal of the game with 5:07 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Hayden Ruiz scored a goal for the Terriers with 1:48 left in the fourth quarter as the score would remain tied for the rest of regulation.
Dearth buried a goal in overtime for the Terriers as Boston University posted the 12-11 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Boston University goalkeeper Christian Carson Banister posted 14 saves, while freshman goalkeeper Jonathan Tesoroposted six.
Holy Cross totaled 40 shots, while Boston University took 28.
The Crusaders picked up 29 ground balls, while the Terriers tallied 25.
Boston University won 14 face-offs, while Holy Cross secured 13.
The Crusaders went 1-3 on extra-man opportunities, while the Terriers went 0-1.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
This will be the Crusaders second straight trip to the Patriot League Tournament. Last year, Holy Cross earned its first ever bid to the tournament.
The hat trick for Kirkpatrick is the sixth of his career. He leads the team with 26 goals.
Vogel now has 11 career hat tricks.
With his four assists, senior Kevin Lux now has 109 career points with 63 goals and 46 assists.
THE TURNPIKE TROPHY:
The game between the Crusaders and the Terriers was part of the Turnpike Trophy competition. Go herefor the schedule and results of the Turnpike Trophy.
Dearth was named MVP for today’s game as he posted four goals. He netted the game-winning goal in overtime on Friday.
This athletic series between the in-state Patriot League rivals awards points for all head-to-head victories in both the regular season and postseason, with the Turnpike Trophy going to the school which has the most points at the end of the academic year.
The next Turnpike Trophy match-up will be on April 21-23, when the women’s golf teams will compete at the Patriot League Championship.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, April 25, when they travel to Annapolis, Md. to play Navy in the Patriot League quarterfinals at 6:00 p.m.
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