- Score: Delaware 18, Holy Cross 6
- Records: Delaware (3-3); Holy Cross (2-2)
- Location: Newark, Del. (Delaware Stadium)
- Date: March 3, 2015
- The Lead: Delaware’s Tom Holland and Paul Major each recorded a hat trick to help lead the Blue Hens to an 18-6 victory over Holy Cross in non-conference men’s lacrosse action on Tuesday morning at Delaware Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- After two quick goals by the Blue Hens, Holy Cross senior Clay Haarmann (Mendham, N.J.) made the score 2-1 with a tally at the 10:29-mark of the first quarter. Junior Sean Wilkinson (Ridgefield, Conn.) assisted on the goal.
- Delaware added two more goals, but a score by senior Frank Gaul (Glen Rock, N.J.) with 13:40 left in the second quarter cut the deficit to 4-2. The Blue Hens, however, ended the second stanza with six straight goals to head into the locker room with the 10-2 advantage.
- Holy Cross responded 1:14 into the second half with a goal by sophomore Kevin Lux (Manlius, N.Y.) to make the score 10-3. Delaware added to its lead with three more goals to gain the 13-3 lead after three quarters.
- Crusader senior Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.) scored at the 13:40-mark of the fourth, but three straight goals by the Blue Hens made the score 16-4. McKenna added his second marker of the game with 7:54 left in regulation, but a pair of Delaware goals pushed the hosts ahead 18-5. Haarmann scored the game’s last goal, his second of the contest, with 1:34 on the clock to make the score its final, 18-6.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Delaware goalie Brett Anton earned the win in net with seven saves in the contest. Holy Cross junior Michael Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) was called upon to make eight stops.
- The Blue Hens held the 38-23 advantage in total shots and the 26-13 edge in shots on goal. Delaware also won 17-of-27 faceoffs in the game, and secured 32 groundballs compared to 27 for the Crusaders.
- McKenna and Haarmann each had two goals apiece to lead Holy Cross. Junior Joe Reilly (Garden City, N.Y.) corralled a team-high four groundballs.
- Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, March 7, when it hosts No. 9 Army at 1:05 p.m.