By Robert Cole
Coming off an encouraging scrimmage on Saturday afternoon, the Holy Cross Knights boys’ soccer team were hoping for a positive outcome in their game against Fordham Prep Monday afternoon, at Fordham University in the Bronx.
Unfortunately for the Knights, the game did not go as planned, with Fordham Prep capturing a 9-0 victory.
The Rams’ constant pressure resulted in the majority of the game being played in Holy Cross territory, making it very difficult for the Knights’ defense to keep Fordham Prep at bay.
The Rams opened the scoring with 18:45 remaining in the first half, when Govan Lewis found the back of the net. Fordham added two more goals in the half to take a 3-0 lead into the intermission.
Fordham Prep continued their aggressive approach early in the second half, increasing its lead to 4-0 in the fourth minute of action. The Rams found the back of the net five more times to secure the 9-0 victory.
“Obviously Fordham Prep is a good team,” Holy Cross coach Matt Tyburczy said. “This was a tough one, but there are positives that come out of a tough game like this. We have to build off those positive moments. There are still nine games left in the season that we can do good things with.”