Lafayette vs. Holy Cross
April 9, 2011
The Game Story:
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette men's lacrosse team outshot Holy Cross 41-32, including 21-10 in the opening and final quarters, but fell 9-6 inside Fisher Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Crusaders opened the scoring with a goal at the 7:17 mark of the first quarter. Lafayette, who controlled possession the majority of the first quarter, got on the board with 4:35 remaining in the period on senior co-captain Tom Perini's first goal of the evening.

After Holy Cross regained the lead, senior co-captain Cesar Munoz took the following face-off and was rewarded with a give-and-go with fellow co-captain Stefan Bauer to pull the Leopards even at two.

The Crusaders capped off the first quarter scoring and started the second period with two more goals to take a 5-2 advantage with 10:08 left until intermission.

Lafayette responded with a man-up goal when Bauer found Perini to cut the deficit back to two.

From there, the teams exchanged goals, with Munoz again taking a clean face-off win and finding Perini for his third goal of the evening, this one coming with 26 seconds left before halftime.

After Holy Cross opened the second half scoring to take a 7-4 lead, the Leopards grabbed an unassisted goal from senior Ryan Hansen to pull back within two.

The Crusaders closed out the third quarter and began the fourth quarter scoring to take its largest lead of the evening before Perini notched his fourth and final goal of the evening off an assist from junior Greg Allis.

Lafayette created several opportunities in the final 10 minutes of regulation, but were unable to find the back of the net as the Crusaders walked away with a 9-6 victory.

Munoz turned in a career performance at the "x", winning 15 of 18 face-offs throughout the game. Lafayette was 9-for-11 on clears but was accountable for 18 turnovers.

Lafayette will have the week to prepare for Colgate next Saturday in the home finale at Fisher Stadium. Face-off is set for 7:05 p.m.

Fans unable to make it to next Saturday's game will be able to watch the game live on LSN-TV and LSN All-Access. Mick Moninghoff and Shawn Langen will have the call beginning at 7 p.m.