Men’s lacrosse falls in season finale to No. 15 Hofstra, 14-10
In a competitive game, it was the fourth quarter that cost the JU men’s lacrosse team as it fell to No. 15 Hofstra, 14-10, in the season finale.

The Dolphins (6-7) took an 8-6 lead into halftime and were tied heading into the fourth quarter but the Pride (8-4) put the game away, scoring the contest’s final four goals.

Freshmen Ryan Serville and Nick Scalzo each scored twice for the green and gold while six other Dolphins got on the board. Senior goalie Brad Hester put forth a valiant effort in the final game of his collegiate career, making 13 saves in the loss.

The Pride was led by a four goal performance from Jay Card with four goals and Brad Louizeaux added three of his own. Goalie Andrew Gvozden made six saves on the day.

“I’m extremely proud to be a part of this program and Jacksonville University,” said JU head coach Matt Kerwick. “Hester was phenomenal again and kept us in the game. Unfortunately, we ran out of gas in the fourth quarter and gave up a lot of unforced turnovers against a very strong Hofstra team. I couldn’t be prouder of this group and I’m so excited about where we're heading.”

The first quarter opened with a goal for the Dolphins when TJ Kenary took an assist from Nick Scalzo. After three Pride goals, Stephen Spindler scored his first career goal with an assist from Dan McNulty with 27 seconds left in the quarter.

Hofstra would score one more time on Card’s goal with one second remaining as three goals were scored inside the last minute in the first quarter.

Serville drew the Dolphins within one after an early goal in the second frame and they would go on to score six of the next seven goals in the game.

Mann started a four-goal run thanks to an assist from Owen Green with Scalzo scoring shortly after, assisted by Serville. Donovan Lange was next for JU before Jake Ziegler tallied his first goal of the year. Serville would cap off a 6-2 second quarter, sending the Dolphins into halftime with the lead, 8-6.

The third and fourth quarter proved costly for the Dolphins as they were outscored by the Pride, 8-2, with goals for JU coming from Scalzo and sophomore Jeremy Tissenbaum.

Scalzo’s goal put JU on the board first in the second half on an assist from Mann while he also assisted Tissenbaum in the fourth quarter.

Serville ends the season with 30 goals and 22 assists with Scalzo following closely behind (27, 9). Hester ends his final year with 137 saves and a .495 save percentage.