2020 Schedule Preview: Holy Cross Crusaders

(Photo Courtesy of Holy Cross Athletics)

The Holy Cross Crusaders are the 60th DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Crusaders come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 7-7 overall, 4-4 in the Patriot League, and lost to Army in the Patriot League quarterfinals. Additionally, this will be the Crusaders first season under Peter Burke as the full time head coach after having the interim tag removed over the summer.

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
2/1 Merrimack Holy Cross
2/8 Providence Holy Cross
2/15 Holy Cross Vermont
2/18 Holy Cross UMass Lowell
2/25 Holy Cross Harvard
2/29 Army Holy Cross Patriot League
3/7 Lehigh Holy Cross Patriot League
3/14 Holy Cross Boston U. Patriot League
3/17 Holy Cross Brown
3/21 Navy Holy Cross Patriot League
3/28 Holy Cross Loyola Patriot League
4/4 Holy Cross Lafayette Patriot League
4/12 Bucknell Holy Cross Patriot League
4/15 Dartmouth Holy Cross
4/24 Colgate Holy Cross Patriot League

Key Games

2/1 @ Merrimack

Holy Cross will open up their season against new DI opponent Merrimack. Being the first DI team to face the two-time DII national champions, Holy Cross will certainly want to give the Warriors all they have, as many will be tuning into this early season matchup.

2/25 vs Harvard

Last season, the Crusaders defeated the Crimson, 11-10, in double overtime. Will Spangenberg scored the game-winner for Holy Cross in the second overtime period. Harvard has a new head coach in Gerry Bryne this year and the Crusaders will be looking to knock them off for the third consecutive season. 

3/21 @ Navy

Holy Cross has only beaten Navy three times in program history, including a 12-9 victory over the Midshipmen last season. In last year’s meeting, Holy Cross scored two consecutive goals late in the fourth to secure the home win over Navy.

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