SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
Men’s lacrosse scores 10 unanswered goals to down Sacred Heart, 17-7
The JU men’s lacrosse team moved above .500 for the first time in program history today at the Ashley Sports Complex with a convincing 17-7 victory over Sacred Heart as 14 Dolphins recorded points.
The Dolphins (4-3) went into halftime tied at 6-6 but flipped a switch going into the second half and unleashed a ten-goal run on the Pioneers (1-4) to secure the win.
Freshman Ryan Serville, one of the nation’s leaders in points, helped his cause with four goals and three assists while sophomore Jeremy Tissenbaum and freshman Nick Scalzo each added three goals and an assist. Senior goalie Brad Hester recorded his fourth win of the season with seven saves in 53 minutes.
Early in the game, Timmy Katz frustrated the Dolphin defense, scoring three times in the first 18 minutes, finishing the day with four goals and an assist. Three other Pioneers found the back of the net while goalie Tom Trgo played phenomenally but was unable to handle the sheer volume of shots, 59-25.
“That was a great 60-minute performance,” said JU head coach Matt Kerwick. “You have to tip your cap to their goalie, he was great today and really kept them in it at the start. We’ve been telling the guys that ground-balls are the most important stat in the game and we did a great job with that today. Now we’re excited to get on the road and play one of the best teams in the country.”
Freshman Alex Everett opened up the game with a man-up goal on an assist from Serville in the fifth minute and a Donovan Lange score turned out to be the only two goals for JU in the first quarter as the Pioneers were leading 3-2 at the break.
The Dolphins found themselves down, 4-2, before a Tissenbaum score assisted by Lange drew the home team closer. JU would score three straight goals in the middle of the second quarter on two from Serville and another from Tissenbaum as the Dolphins took the game into halftime, 6-6.
Scalzo’s goal just six seconds into the second half should have been an indication of the way the game was heading as the Serville assisted score started the 10-goal run. Seven JU players would score during the run including three from Scalzo.
The final goal of the game was scored with just over five minutes remaining when Matt Pramuan scored on a dish from Luke Phipps.
The Dolphins head north for their second road game of the year when they face Bucknell on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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