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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information

MEN'S LACROSSE EARNS POSTSEASON BERTH

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 15, 2017
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FINAL SCORE
Monmouth 11 (10-3, 4-0 MAAC)
Detroit Mercy 8 (5-8, 3-2 MAAC)

DETROIT –
The Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team jumped out to a  5-0 lead and held off a late rally by Detroit Mercy to defeat the Titans 11-8 on Saturday afternoon at Titan Field.

Monmouth led wire-to-wire, but the Titans made it interesting with a three-goal run in the fourth quarter to trim the deficit to 7-6 with nine minutes to go. The Hawks responded as Dan Bloodgood netted his second goal of the day to ignite a 4-0 spurt that put the game out of reach.

Chris Daly scored a hat trick, while Eamon Campbell, Bryce Wasserman and Eric Berger each added two goals to help Monmouth qualify for the MAAC Tournament and win its seventh consecutive game.   

NOTES & QUOTES
"We showed some toughness this afternoon in how we were able to overcome some stretches in the second half where we were not at our best, particularly in the third and fourth quarters. It was great to see the team respond the way we did after a little adversity and close out the game. It's really exciting to be in the position we are in at this point of the season and while we are excited about where we currently are, we are looking forward to our next game and playing at home under the lights on Friday night."
- Head Coach Brian Fisher

- The Hawks secured a spot in the MAAC Tournament for the third straight season.
- Monmouth’s victory extends the program-record winning streak to seven games.
- Monmouth improved to 10-3 on the season, its best 13-game start in four seasons.
- The Hawks reached 10 overall victories and are 4-0 in the MAAC for the first time ever.
- MU won its fifth straight MAAC regular season game dating back to last season.
- It was the eighth time this season Monmouth has held an opponent scoreless in a quarter.
- Monmouth’s defense has held opponents under double digits in nine straight games.
- The Hawks are 9-1 when holding an opponent to nine goals or less.
- Monmouth moved to 6-3 on the road in 2017 and equaled the team record for road wins (6 – 2016).
- The Hawks wore chrome helmets with midnight blue jerseys and white shorts. Monmouth is 3-0 with that combination this season.
- Monmouth is now 1-3 against Detroit Mercy in four all-time meetings.

NUMBERS CRUNCH
- Chris Daly registered his eighth career hat trick. Daly has 12 goals on the season and 67 for his career.
- Dan Bloodgood scored twice and has 10 goals on the year. Bloodgood has 38 career goals following his 10th career and fourth straight multi-goal game.
- Bryce Wasserman extended his team-best goal-scoring streak to 11 games with his 14th-career multi-goal game. The junior has 20 goals this season and 56 for his career.
- Eric Berger equaled his career high with two goals. It was the seventh two-goal game of his career.
- Griffin Figel set a new career-best with two assists.
- As a team, Monmouth is outscoring its opponents 77-46 over the seven-game winning streak.
- Nick Hreshko made 11 saves in goal for Monmouth. It was the eighth double-digit save performance of the season for Hreshko.
- Ryan Atkinson and Andrew Grajewski each caused two turnovers.

NEXT UP
Monmouth continues MAAC play on Friday when it hosts Canisius on Senior Night at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App.
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