Bears Look to Bounce Back Against Holy Cross
|Holy Cross (3-2)||3||2||3||4||12|
|G: 5 Players (#13, #16, #27, #29, #43 - 2)||G: 6 Players (#9, #17, #23, #27, #38, #44 - 1)|
|A: 4 Players (#12, #23, #24, #27 - 1)||A: 2 Players (#9, #17 - 1)|
|Sv: O'Connor, Kenny - 7||Sv: Justin Bateman - 14|
|GB: Hannan, John - 6||GB: Zach Ward - 5|
|Team Statistics||Holy Cross||Mercer|
|Face Offs Won||15||7|
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a tough 14-4 loss to Michigan on Sunday, the Mercer men's lacrosse team has a short turnaround before facing Holy Cross on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in a neutral site game in Jacksonville Fla.
Mercer won't have time to think about what went wrong against the Wolverines on Sunday as the team prepped Monday for Holy Cross. Tuesday's game is the second of three the Bears will play in a week's time, finishing up with Jacksonville on Sunday.
LAST TIME OUT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four first quarter Michigan goals set the tone in a disappointing 14-4 Mercer loss on Sunday afternoon in a neutral site game for the two schools in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Bears (0-5) were outscored 4-0 in the first quarter by the Wolverines (1-5), who were winless coming into the game as a first-year Division-I program. The goals came off just six Michigan shots in the quarter and quickly gave the Wolverines momentum in the game.
SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS
Holy Cross is 2-2 overall with their latest win, a 13-11 result over Jacksonville on Sunday. Junior John Hannan scored four goals to add to his season total of 11. Tuesday's meeting will be the first-ever game between Mercer and Holy Cross.
The Crusaders finished 2-13 last season yet return 26 players and five starts from a year ago. Opponents have outscored Holy Cross 56-44 and have converted on 13-of-24 man-up advantages thus far. James Kennedy leads the team with 16 points, including 10 goals and six assists.
In goal, Holy Cross stars two goaltenders with over 100 minutes played already this season. Both Kenny O'Connor and Will Cummings have started two games with each sporting identical 1-1 records. O'Connor leads with 23 saves and has a lower goals against average (12.37 gaa) between the two.