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Courtesy: Rene Schleicher

MEN'S LACROSSE TAKES DOWN NJIT

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 08, 2017
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FINAL SCORE
Monmouth 10 (8-3)
NJIT 5 (0-11)

MADISON, NJ –
The Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team captured its fifth consecutive victory with a 10-5 victory over NJIT on Saturday afternoon at Ranger Stadium.

The Hawks never trailed in the game as they held a 3-1 lead after the first quarter and a 6-3 cushion at halftime.

Eamon Campbell, Dan Bloodgood and Zach Clemente each scored twice in the victory for Monmouth as it won its eighth game of the season, the most in program history.

NOTES & QUOTES
“NJIT was focused, well prepared and played hard this afternoon which prevented us from getting some breathing room until late in the game. With three games this week, our staff wanted to play some more guys and utilize some of our depth, so it was great to see some new faces play well today. With a quick turnaround we have to enjoy this one for the rest of the day then turn the page and focus on the next one.”
- Head Coach Brian Fisher

- Monmouth’s fifth consecutive victory is a new program record.
- Monmouth moved to 8-3 on the season, its best 11-game start in four seasons.
- The Hawks’ eight victories are the most in a single season.
- Monmouth improved to 5-3 on the road this season.
- The Hawks won their fourth straight road contest.
 - The Hawks wore matte gray helmets with midnight blue jerseys and midnight blue shorts.
- Monmouth remained undefeated in three all-time meetings against NJIT.
- Nick Hreshko and Garrett Pfeifer served as honorary captains for the game.
- The game was played on the campus of Drew University.

NUMBERS CRUNCH
- Chris Daly scored to become the first player in Monmouth history to reach 90 career points.
- Freshman midfielder Justin Schwenk became the first Monmouth player with 100 faceoff wins in a season. Schwenk went 10-for-14 at the faceoff X in the win.
- Zach Clemente scored his first-career goal for Monmouth and recorded his first-career multi-goal game.
- Bryce Wasserman scored his 16th goal of the season and the 52nd of his career. Wasserman extended his goal-scoring streak to nine games.
- Dan Bloodgood scored twice and has six goals on the year. Bloodgood has 34 career goals following his eighth multi-goal game.
- Eamon Campbell now has 10 goals this season and 25 for his career after recording his eighth multi-goal game.
- Tyler Keen has scored a goal in 10 straight games and a 12-game point streak. Keen leads the Hawks with 20 goals this season.
- Anthony Sardo scored an empty net goal for his fifth goal of the season.
- Eric Berger equaled his career-high with four ground balls.
- Dillon Smart set a new career-high with three ground balls.
- Garrett Pfeifer equaled his career-high with three caused turnovers.

NEXT UP
Monmouth closes its non-conference schedule on Monday afternoon when it hosts VMI at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn. Opening faceoff is set for 2:30 p.m.
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