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Kirkpatrick (Wilmington Friends-DE) leads Holy Cross past Navy and into Patriot League semis

Wednesday, 26th April 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 4/26/17
From Press Release

Holy Cross earned its first-ever Patriot League tournament win and advcanced to the conference semifinals Tuesday when the Crusaders toppled host Navy, 11-7.

Senior Kevin Lux tallied two goals and four assists for six points, while senior Sean Kirkpatrick (Wilmington Friends-DE/Glen Mills,PA) posted four goals and one assist for five points as the No. 5 seed Crusaders advanced to take on No. 1 seed Loyola (Md.) on Friday at 4:30 p.m., in Baltimore, Md., at the Ridley Athletic Complex.

The Crusaders (6-9) netted the first three goals of the game to take a 3-0 lead with 8:56 left in the second quarter as Lux, junior Logan LeBlond and Kirkpatrick each found the back of the net.

Navy’s Dave Little then ended the Crusaders’ scoring streak with a goal with 4:16 remaining in the second quarter and the Crusaders took a 3-1 lead to the half.

After Lux netted his second goal of the game, Greyson Torain found the back of the net to cut the Crusader lead to 4-2 with 9:44 left in the third quarter.

Senior Jon Vogel then gave the Crusaders a 5-2 advantage but a goal by Ryan Wade made it a 5-3 contest with 2:44 left in the third quarter.

Little made it a one-goal game with his second goal of the contest 24 seconds later, but the Crusaders responded with a goal by Kirkpatrick with just 3.5 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Kirkpatrick leads the Crusaders with 30 goals.

With 12:50 left in the fourth quarter, Torain cut the Crusader lead to 6-5, but freshman Sean Mullaney posted a goal for a 7-5 lead with 9:15 left.

Then two goals by Kirkpatrick and one by senior Jack Ortlieb gave the Crusaders a 10-5 advantage with 5:41 left.
Goals by Little and Jack Ray cut the lead to 10-7 with 4:27 remaining.

But Mullaney’s second goal of the contest increased the lead to 11-7 with 3:10 left. The Crusaders were able to keep the Midshipmen from scoring again for the 11-7 final score.

Navy’s Ryan Kern (Salesianum School) had 11 saves.

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