By Dan Golon ‘20

The surging Crusaders met their tough conference opponent Providence Catholic on Tuesday Oct. 8.

In 2018, the Crusaders finished at 2-1 in their crossover games, which put them in a situation to be relegated to a lower division if they did not go 3-0 this season.

“We know what we need to do; it’s not complicated. We need to go out there and win and nothing less,” said head coach Matt Prunckle.

Coming into the match at 2-0 in crossover games, the Crusaders knew what they needed to do in order to avoid relegation – win.

Brother Rice came out hot as Jack Finnegan netted two goals to give the Crusaders a 2-0 edge early on.

In a true back and forth battle, the Celtics battled back to get the game within reach as they made it 2-1, putting a bit more pressure on the Crusaders.

Senior Jack Finnegan showcased his brilliant dominance as he has consistently all season as he gave the Crusaders another two goal lead, making it 3-1.

Finnegan said, “This year the vibe on our team is different. You can tell just by watching a practice. We all have a brotherhood together and look for the best in each other. We just keep getting better every day. It’s exciting to be a part of.”

The guys in maroon and orange showed what they’re capable of again as they walk away from this game with a 3-1 victory, giving them their 10th win on the year, and the assurance that they will dodge Catholic League relegation in the upcoming seasons.