Lehigh to Visit Bucknell Wednesday; Host Holy Cross Saturday Night

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh men’s soccer team will be on the road Wednesday as they travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to play Bucknell at 7 pm The Mountain Hawks will then return home to Ulrich Sports Complex on Saturday to host Holy Cross. Kickoff is set for 6 pm against the Crusaders. Both games will be streamed on ESPN+.

Currently 1-1 in Patriot League play, the Mountain Hawks (2-4-1) are looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to defending league champion Loyola on Saturday

Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Gross was recognized with a Patriot League honorable mention after his performance last week. Gross made two saves in a shutout win over Delaware last Tuesday and then made a career-best five saves after facing 20 shots against the Greyhounds.

Senior forward Jack Sarkos continues to lead the Mountain Hawks in both goals and assists for the season, earning him a total of 11 points so far. Sophomore Yoni Aidlberg scored the game-winner against Delaware last Tuesday.

Bucknell (1-7) has lost his last four games and is currently 0-2 in Patriot League play. On Saturday the Bison fell 2-1 to American, an opponent that Lehigh beat 4-0 in its opening Patriot League game of the season. Bucknell has scored six goals via six different goal scorers.

Lehigh currently leads the series against Bucknell 30-29-10, however the Bison secured a 1-0 win in overtime last year.

Holy Cross (4-5) has yet to garner a win in the Patriot League as the Crusaders are 0-2 in conference games with losses to Lafayette and Army. On Wednesday, Holy Cross begins its road trip with a game against Colgate in Hamilton, NY before the Crusaders travel to Bethlehem for Saturday’s game against Lehigh.

Senior midfielder Jack Ostrosky has been a standout for the Crusaders this season after earning Patriot League Midfielder of the Week on Sept. 12. He has scored three goals this season and single-handedly secured Holy Cross’s win against Iona by tallying both goals in the game . Evan Jones has four goals and nine points to lead the Crusaders.

The Mountain Hawks and Crusaders are in close competition with their overall meeting record of 14-14-6. Last season, Lehigh fell to Holy Cross 1-0 at Worcester last October.

Lehigh is scheduled for another busy week next week as the Mountain Hawks will host Drexel on Tuesday Oct. 4. The Mountain Hawks will then travel to nearby Easton, Pa. on Saturday Oct. 8 for the rivalry game against Lafayette.

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Story by Mari Ruggeri ’23

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