SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
Men’s lacrosse rolls past Presbyterian, 17-7
The JU men’s lacrosse team didn’t look like a team that had yet to record a road win as the Dolphins rolled over Presbyterian, 17-7, in Atlanta.

The Dolphins (6-6) went into halftime up, 4-3, but unleashed an 8-1 run in the third quarter to pull away for a dominant win. Freshman Ryan Serville recorded a hat trick for the Dolphins and freshman Cameron Mann scored four points (2,2) as freshmen Dan McNulty and Donovan Lange also posted three points each with 14 Dolphins tallying points. Goalie Brad Hester picked up the win for JU, making eight saves while allowing just five goals.

The Blue Hose (1-9) were led by Sean Mulford and Devin Pinkston with two goals apiece and goalie Jon Athens picked up the loss, making 11 saves.

“This group has amazed me all year with its resiliency,” said JU head coach Matt Kerwick. “We had a rough start to the game and got better to put in our best 15 minutes of the year in the third quarter. I thought Presbyterian played a strong game and it took a great finish by us to get it done.”

The first quarter flew by as just three goals were scored by both sides combined. JU opened the game with a goal within the first minute from Serville, assisted by sophomore Jeremy Tissenbaum. Mulford would respond with two goals inside the last six minutes to put the Dolphins behind, 2-1.

Freshman Nick Scalzo took an assist from Mann, two minutes into the second quarter, before Serville tallied again on a man-up goal just 30 seconds later. Freshman Culver Bradbury’s first collegiate goal sent the Dolphins into the half with a 4-3 lead.

The third quarter iced the game with a seven-goal run started by TJ Kenary, playing on his high school field. McNulty scored two of the game’s next three goals with Tissenbaum adding his first of the game. Mann scored his two goals of the game in the third quarter as freshman John Linnan and Serville also contributed at the end of the frame.

The fourth quarter saw JU outscore the Blue Hose, 5-3, opening with a pair of scores from Lange. Freshmen Alex Everett and Luke Phipps, also with his first goal of the year, would round out the Dolphin scoring as freshmen James Trentini and Clark DeGeer added assists.

After the slow start, JU came alive with 39 of its 44 shots coming after the first quarter. The faceoff ‘X’ was dominated by the Dolphins, dropping just five of their 29 attempts. The green and gold have now scored 34 goals in their last two games.

The Dolphins will close out the season next Saturday when they head north to face No. 11 Hofstra in New York.