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Holy Cross Defeats Quinnipiac, 2-1

Published: September 17, 2014

THE BASICS
Score: Holy Cross 2, Quinnipiac 1
Records: Holy Cross (1-2-1); Quinnipiac (1-4-1)
Location: Worcester, Mass. (Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium)
The Lead: Freshman Justin Carfora (Plainview, N.Y.) tallied his first career goal and assist, while sophomore Joey DeVivo(Ridgefield, Conn.) scored his first of the season as the Holy Cross men's soccer team posted a 2-1 victory over Quinnipiac in non-conference action on Wednesday night.

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Quinnipiac took the first scoring opportunities of the game, coming on shots from James Doig and James Greco, both saved by Holy Cross junior goalie Kevin Wright (McKinney, Texas) in the sixth and ninth minutes.
  • DeVivo shot on goal twice within the 13th and 15th minutes of the first half, but both were saved by Quinnipiac goalie Borja Angoitia.
  • In the 31st minute, Carfora scored his first career goal after he stole the ball in the box and launched it into the left corner of the net to give the Crusaders the 1-0 lead.
  • Freshman Arno Rupp (Wolfsberg, Austria) drove the ball up the left side in the 54th minute, crossing it over to sophomore Matt Villano (Basking Ridge, N.J.), who sent a header towards the net as Angoitia made an outstanding save.
  • Quinnipiac's John-John Diaz knocked the ball to the right side of the net as Wright made the save in 67th minute.
  • DeVivo scored his first goal of the season in the 70th minute 14 yards out from inside the box. Sophomore Ty Goncalves (Norwood, Mass.), sent a pass to Carfora in the box as he knocked the ball to DeVivo who buried a shot into the right side of the net to give  Holy Cross a 2-0 lead in the second half.
  • The Bobcats scored the last goal of the game in 89th minute. Tanor Jobe scored from five yards out off a rebound from a shot by Tobias Esche.
KOOLMAN ON THE GAME
  • "I am very happy for our team. It's a big relief getting the first victory of the season and we're looking forward to getting more wins. Our team is working very hard in practice. We still have a long way to go with how young we are, but we will continue to work hard and improve."
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
  • Wright had five saves for Holy Cross, while Angoitia had three saves for Quinnipiac.
  • Quinnipiac held the edge in shots on goal (6-5) and corner kicks (6-4), while the Crusaders led in total shots (15-12).
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
  • This was Holy Cross first win over the Bobcats since 2006 as Quinnipiac had won the last four games in the series.
  • Carfora's goal and assist were the first of his collegiate career.
  • DeVivo's goal was his first of the season.
UP NEXT 
  • The Crusaders return to action when they travel to Fairfield, Conn. to take on Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m.
KEEP CONNECTED 
  • There are numerous ways to stay connected with the Holy Cross men's soccer team. Follow the Crusaders on Twitter @Crusader_Soccer, on Facebook and on Instagram. You can also keep updated with the team through its season blog by going here. You can also get the latest news and results on the team sent directly to your e-mail. To sign up for e-mail alerts go here:http://www.goholycross.com/list-signup.
 
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