Feb. 5, 2005
American enters Sunday's contest at Holy Cross hoping to break the hex the Crusaders have had on the Eagles. AU has won just once against Holy Cross (last season at home), and has never won at the Hart Center.
The game could prove pivotal in the Patriot League standings. The Crusaders are dominating the league so far, winning all eight of their PL games, giving then a two-game lead over Lehigh in the league standings. Meanwhile, American moved into a tie for third place in the league with its win over Army Friday night. American, Army and Colgate are all tied at 4-4 in the PL. AU holds the head-to-head advantage over Army, but not Colgate. All three teams are just two games out of second place, after Colgate defeated Lehigh to lower the Mountain Hawks' PL record to 6-2.