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Leopards Outlasted in Tight League Contest

April 6, 2013

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(3-8), (0-4)
  1 2 3 4 F
 Lafayette 2 3 1 4 10
 Holy Cross 2 5 1 3 11

Box Score

(6-5), (2-3)
 Scoring Summary
 Player  Assist Time
 LC - Round unassisted 12:54 (1)
 HC - Haarmann unassisted 9:26 (1)
 HC - Kennedy unassisted 3:11 (1)
 LC - Wanke unassisted 2:59 (1)
 LC - Wanke (2)  Round 13:55 (2)
 LC - Wanke (3) Bock 12:40 (2)
 HC - McKenna Kennedy 12:16 (2)
 HC - Hannan Shanahan 11:59 (2)
 HC - Kennedy (2) unassisted 6:54 (2)
 LC - Westby unassisted 5:17 (2)
 HC - Hannan (2) unassisted 2:11 (2)
 HC - Daugherty Kennedy (2) 0:41 (2)
 LC - Bock unassisted 6:51 (3)
 HC - Kennedy (3) McKenna 5:51 (3)
 LC - Westby (2) unassisted

14:45 (4)

 HC - Hannan (3) unassisted 9:39 (4)
 HC - Wilkinson Shanahan (2) 8:32 (4)
 LC - Wanke (4) unassisted 6:03 (4)
 LC - Gallagher unassisted 2:10 (4)
 LC - Bock (2) Wanke 1:00 (4)
 HC - Kennedy (4) Shanahan (3) 0:52 (4)
 Player Mins GA S
 HC - Ortlieb (3-3) 60:00 10 11
 LC - Hyatt (3-7) 59:50 11 13

EASTON, Pa. – Despite the 11th straight double-digit save performance from Lafayette goalkeeper Jake Hyatt, a Crusaders goal with 52 seconds remaining turned out to be the gamewinner as Holy Cross came away with the 11-10 victory inside Fisher Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

After sophomore Brian Bock completed a beautiful feed from freshman Kevin Wanke with one minute remaining to tie the game at 10 apiece, Holy Cross’ Conor Shanahan took the face off and found James Kennedy right in front of the net, who slotted it past Hyatt for the 11-10 advantage. Following another faceoff win, the Crusaders ran out the clock for the victory, their second League win.

Wanke was the clear leader of the Leopards’ offense on Saturday afternoon, notching four goals and one assist. Bock and freshman Morgan Westby also added two scores for Lafayette. Holy Cross’ James Kennedy was a force on the offensive end for the Crusaders, tallying four goals and two assists, including the gamewinner.

Holy Cross held the edge in shots, 40-34, and ground balls, 33-31. Lafayette senior Greg Rau took all of the faceoffs for the Maroon and White, winning 13 of his 25 opportunities.

Lafayette and Holy Cross traded goals in the opening quarter as the game was knotted at two after one period. Round scored his only goal to open the game and Wanke scored the first of three straight for the rookie, including two to open the second quarter as the Leopards took a 4-2 edge with 12:40 to play in the second.

Holy Cross’ Terry McKenna, John Hannan and James Kennedy ripped off three straight to end the Lafayette run and take the lead back in their favor at 5-4 with 6:54 to play before the half. Two more from the Crusaders and one from Westby sent the teams into the intermission with Holy Cross in front, 7-5.

Just two goals were scored in the third quarter as Bock and Kennedy notched tallies for each side and the Crusaders kept their two-goal lead heading into the fourth in front, 8-6.

Westby opened the final quarter with a flurry. After picking up the faceoff, he took it the length of the field himself, dodging multiple Crusader defenders and finishing in front of the Holy Cross goalkeeper to cut the lead to one, 8-7.

Holy Cross’ Hannan and Sean Wilkinson found the back of the net midway through the period to put the visitors ahead, 10-7. However, with 6:03 to play, Wanke showed that the Leopards would not go away easy as his score, along with a tally from freshman Mac Gallagher with 2:20 on the clock, cut the lead to one again, 10-9.

Unfortunately, Bock’s score with a minute to go was answered by Kennedy’s tally at the 52-second mark and the Crusaders came away with the win, 11-10.

Lafayette moves to 3-8 on the season and 0-4 in the Patriot League. Next up for the Maroon and White is their final home game of the season on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. against Colgate inside Fisher Stadium.