Jacksonville Rally Falls Short Against Holy Cross

After Ward scored the first goal of the third quarter, Mann netted a man-up goal for the Dolphins off a pass from Donovan Lang. The Crusaders then netted the last two goals of the quarter to increase their lead to 10-6. Hannan found the back of the net off an assist by freshman Clay Haarmann (Mendham, N.J.) and McGeehin netted a goal.

With the Crusaders now leading 10-7 in the fourth quarter, Hannan scored two straight including his second career game-winner to increase the advantage to 12-7 with 13:07 left. Hannan now has five career hat-tricks with two this season. Kennedy posted an assist on Hannan's first goal which was on an extra-man opportunity and Haarmann tallied an assist on his second.

The Dolphins then netted four straight goals to make it a 12-11 contest with 7:07 remaining. With 1:50 left, Morici ended Jacksonville's scoring streak with a goal off a pass from Kennedy. The goal would be the last of the contest for the 13-11 final. The Crusaders improve to 2-1 on the road this season.

Sophomore goalie Kenny O'Connor (Latham, N.Y.) earned his first collegiate win as he made 13 saves to improve to 1-1 on the season. Peter DeLuca posted 19 saves and is 2-3 this season. The Crusaders outshot the Dolphins, 47-34, while Holy Cross picked up 32 ground balls and Jacksonville tallied 27. Each team won 13 face-offs, while the Crusaders went 1-3 on extra-man opportunities and the Dolphins went 3-7.

The Crusaders continue play in Jacksonville on Tuesday, March 6 when they meet Mercer at D. B. Milne Field at 1:00 p.m.

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