Monmouth 9 (7-3)
Lafayette 8 (1-9)
EASTON, PA –
A four-goal run by the Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team erased a one-goal deficit as the Hawks held off a late Lafayette rally in a 9-8 win on Tuesday night at Fisher Stadium.
Seven different Hawks scored, including two goals apiece by Eamon Campbell
and Dan Bloodgood
, while Nick Hreshko
stopped 14 shots in goal for the Hawks.
Trailing 6-5 with 6:40 to play in the third quarter, Monmouth reeled off four consecutive goals to take a 9-6 lead at the 6:41 mark of the fourth quarter. Lafayette made things interesting with a pair of late goals, but Monmouth won the decisive faceoff with 35 seconds to play and erased the Leopards’ comeback attempt. NOTES & QUOTES
- Monmouth’s fourth consecutive victory is a new program record.
- Monmouth moved to 7-3 on the season, its best 10-game start in four seasons.
- Monmouth improved to 4-3 on the road this season.
- The Hawks won their third straight road contest and their fourth straight night game (5-5 all-time).
- The seven victories are tied for the most in one season (2016).
- MU improved to 3-2 in one-goal games this year.
- The Hawks wore matte gray helmets with midnight blue jerseys and midnight blue shorts.
- The win was Monmouth’s first against Lafayette (previously 0-3).
- The Leopards finished with a 47-29 advantage in shots and won 13-of-20 faceoffs. NUMBERS CRUNCH
- Nick Hreshko
made 14 saves and has double digit saves in six straight games and seven overall on the year.
- Sean Tornetta
’s first career-goal proved to be the game-winner.
- Eamon Campbell
now has eight goals this season after recording his seventh-career multi-goal game.
- Dan Bloodgood
scored twice and has four goals on the year. Bloodgood has 32 career goals following his seventh multi-goal game.
- Dylan Schulte
scored a goal for the fourth game in a row. Schulte has six goals on the year and 25 for his career. Schulte also picked up his fifth assist of the season.
- Neil Ruppert
and Andrew Grajewski
each picked up four ground balls. Grajewski tied his career high in ground balls.
- Bryce Wasserman
scored his 15th goal of the season and the 51st
of his career.
- Griffin Figel
netted his 10th goal of 2017 and the 13th of his career. NEXT UP
Monmouth continues its non-conference stretch on Saturday when it takes on NJIT at Drew University in Madison, NJ.