September 9, 2016
Holy Cross men knock off UNH
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Joey DeVivo scored his 20th career goal as the Holy Cross men’s team took a 3-1 win over New Hampshire at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium Friday night.
The Crusaders (3-1-0), who matched their best start to a season since 2006, rallied after Chris Arling’s 17th-minute goal off a William Picoux through ball for UNH (4-1-0). In the 29th minute, the Crusaders tied the score as sophomore Owen Azrak’s attempt was headed in for an own goal. Matt Villano scored his third goal of the season, a 20-yarder, in the 52nd minute. DeVivo converted his first goal of the season, off a Bobby Barsic assist, in the 57th minute.
Sophomore Henry Stutz made four saves, including a 62nd-minute kick save on a close-range shot.
“This was a great win versus a good team,” Holy Cross coach Marco Koolman said. “It was a good test. I said earlier in the week, they’re going to throw something different at us and they did as it took us a while to get going. In the second half, we made some changes and adjustments that led to our success. It’s the collectiveness of the group that really makes a difference. Our character and the way we work has been really strong so far this year. We are looking forward to continuing to make positive strides in our upcoming games.”