Bryant 10 (11-7)
Monmouth 7 (14-4)
SMITHFIELD, RI – The Monmouth University men's lacrosse team fell to Bryant, 10-7, in the NCAA Tournament Opening Round on Wednesday night at the Bryant Turf and Track Complex.
The loss ends Monmouth's best-ever season as the Hawks finished with 14 wins, and also snapped the team's 11-game winning streak.
Bryant jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before a pair of goals by sophomore Eamon Campbell
, including one with three seconds remaining in the first quarter pulled Monmouth back within one at the end of the opening period.
The Bulldogs responded with two more goals early in the second, before Eric Berger
's marker made it a 5-3 game at intermission.
The third quarter belonged to Bryant as the home team scored four goals in the final three minutes of the period, and the first goal of the fourth quarter to distance itself from the Hawks.
Trailing 10-3, Monmouth scored the game's final four goals to push the final score to 10-7. NOTES & QUOTES
“I'm proud of this group for what it has accomplished and to be honest, I'm proud with how hard we fought, especially toward the end when things weren't going our way. I wish we could have put forth a little better effort through the first three quarters, but I am unbelievably proud of our guys for the accomplishments this season.” - Head Coach Brian Fisher
- Monmouth played in its first NCAA Tournament game in program history.
- Monmouth ended the season with a 14-4 record.
- The Hawks 14 overall victories are the most in program history.
- The Hawks wore their icy white helmets with midnight blue jerseys and white shorts.
- Monmouth is now 0-2 against Bryant all-time.
- Bryant won 14-of-19 faceoffs in the game.
- The Hawks were 3-for-4 on man-up situations.
- Eamon Campbell
extended his goal-scoring streak to 10 games with his ninth multi-goal game of the season. Campbell ended the year with 23 goals, including six man-up goals. Campbell and Anthony Sardo
each finished the year with six man-up goals, Monmouth's single season record.
- Sardo had a goal and his first-career assist in the game, his second multi-point game of the year. Sardo ended his freshman season with 8 points (7 goals, 1 assist).
- Bryce Wasserman
extended his points streak to 16 games with a goal and an assist.
Wasserman ended his junior season with 45 points this season (29 goals, 16 assists) and has 98 career points.
- Garrett Pfeifer
scored his first-career goal.
- Gordon Phillips
netted his first-career man-up goal and the fifth goal of his career.
- Eric Berger
scored a goal and finished his senior season with 10 goals and his career with 40 goals.
- Griffin Figel
added one assist to run his 2017 total to 21 points (12 goals, 9 assists). NEXT UP
Monmouth closed its 2017 campaign with a 14-4 overall record.