Men's Soccer Set For PL Tilt At Holy Cross

Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis

Oct. 29, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. - After clinching its first spot in the Patriot League Championship since 1996 with Saturday's 1-0 win over Lehigh, the regionally ranked Army men's soccer team is on the road to battle third-place Holy Cross on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

The Black Knights rank sixth in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Mid-Atlantic Region poll.

The match will be video streamed for free on the Patriot League Network. Live stats will also be available on the men's soccer schedule page on Army's official website (www.goARMYsports.com) and in-game Twitter updates will be offered via the men's soccer team's official handle (@Army_MSoccer).

The Last Meeting
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September 22, 2012
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Holy Cross Beats Army, 1-0, In Conference Opener
Army dominated the match statistically, but Holy Cross scored the game's lone goal midway through the first half as the Crusaders knocked off the Black Knights, 1-0, in the Patriot League opener for both schools Saturday evening at Smith Stadium.

Winners of seven straight, Army (12-1-1, 6-0-0 PL) is led offensively by the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week freshman forward Nick Williams (four goals, one assist) and classmate Ethan Spivack (four goals). Junior back Sean Mogan and freshman midfielder Alex Jaroscak each have two goals and three assists, while freshman back Tanner Vosvick has tallied two goals and two assists. Junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt has an Army-record 11 shutouts this season while also leading the nation in clean sheets. He stands second nationally in save percentage (.914) and ranks third in goals against average (.410). As a team, the Black Knights lead the country with a .893 win-loss-tie percentage.

Holy Cross (6-6-1, 4-2-0), which stands third in the Patriot League, is coming off a narrow 1-0 overtime defeat against Navy on Saturday. Freshman forward Joey DeVivo leads the Crusaders with five goals, while senior midfielder Monty Sanders has three goals and four assists. Sophomore goalie Kevin Wright enters the match with a 1.18 goals against average and two shutouts through 12 starts.

Army holds a 16-13-1 advantage all-time versus Holy Cross, but the Crusaders topped the Black Knights, 1-0, in last year's meeting on Sept. 22.

After Wednesday, Army will head to Easton, Pa., to take on Lafayette on Saturday before meeting Navy at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., on Nov. 8 for its regular season finale.

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