Lafayette Doubles Up Holy Cross, 8-4
April 7, 2012
WORCESTER, Mass. -
Lafayette led from the opening minutes and never relinquished its advantage en route to an 8-4 victory over the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Holy Cross Field. Brian Bock and Cory Scheuerle each scored twice as Lafayette received goals from six different players in the win.
Goalkeeper Jake Hyatt earned the win in the Lafayette cage, turning away 10 Holy Cross shots. Bock also extended his point-scoring streak to 11 games.
A little more than a minute into the game, senior captain Bob FitzPatrick put Lafayette (3-8, 1-3) on the board with his first career goal. At the 8:35 mark, the Leopards pushed the score to 2-0 on Will Heffernan’s 11th goal of the year.
After a goal by James Kennedy made it 2-1 at 7:25, Bock scored to give the visitors a 3-1 lead going into the second quarter.
Scheuerle extended the advantage to 4-1 with his marker 61 seconds into the quarter, but Holy Cross (4-7, 0-5) scored twice in a nine second span before halftime to pull within one at intermission.
Two goals in the third quarter, Greg Allis and Greg Rau, and Bock’s second to open the fourth quarter gave Lafayette complete control at 7-3 with 8:07 to play. Holy Cross added a fourth tally with 3:34 to go, but Scheuerle sealed the game with his second score less than a minute later.
Statistically, the disparity in shots was the biggest difference, as Lafayette fired 33 compared to 25 for Holy Cross. Ground balls were 29-27 in favor of the Leopards and Lafayette was plus-1 in the turnover department. The Crusaders had the edge in faceoffs, winning 9-of-16.
Lafayette returns to action on April 14 in its final regular season road contest in Hamilton, N.Y. against Colgate at 1 p.m.