FINAL SCORE - OT
Delaware 11 (2-2)
Monmouth 10 (2-2)
NEWARK, DE – Tyler Keen
’s goal with 17 seconds remaining in regulation helped the Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team force overtime, but Delaware came out on the winning end of the 11-10 decision on Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium.
Monmouth sprinted out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, and led 5-2 at halftime, before a six-goal outburst by Delaware in the third quarter tied the game at 8-8.
Monmouth fell behind twice in the fourth and Keen’s late goal forced the extra period, before Delaware’s Andrew Romagnoli completed his hat trick and gave the Blue Hens the win with 1:04 left in overtime. NOTES & QUOTES
"Today's game was a fun one to be a part for sure but very difficult to be on the losing side of it. I was proud of the effort and how we competed but there were still to many mistakes that caught up with us. We've got to find a way to play full 60 minutes and stay a little more focused through the ebbs and flows of a game.”
– Head Coach Brian Fisher
- The game featured six ties and four lead changes.
- Monmouth finished with a 42-29 advantage in shots, including 25-19 in shots on goal.
- Delaware goalie Matt Deluca made 15 saves and the Blue Hens won 14-of-25 faceoffs.
- The matchup was the first ever between the Hawks and Blue Hens.
- The Hawks wore chrome helmets with midnight blue jerseys and shorts.
- Monmouth conceded six goals in a quarter for the first time since March 12, 2016 against Saint Joseph’s.
- The Hawks fell to 1-2 all-time in overtime games. NUMBERS CRUNCH
- Bryce Wasserman
has four goals in 2017 and 40 for his career. Wasserman now has 10 career multi-goal games and six-career hat tricks.
- Wasserman assisted on Chris Daly
’s fifth goal of the season and finished with four points on the day.
- Chris Daly
became the first player in Monmouth history to score 60 career goals.
- Dan Bloodgood
scored for the first time this year. His two goals marked the seventh multi-goal game of his career.
- Tyler Keen
has a goal in four consecutive games and a seven-game point streak. Keen leads the Hawks with 10 goals this season. He upped his career goal total to 29 with his seventh multi-goal game.
- Dylan Schulte
assisted Keen’s overtime-forcing goal and extended his points streak to 12 games.
- Sophomore Griffin Figel
scored his third goal of the year and the sixth of his career.
- Rookie Justin Schwenk
picked up his first-career assist.
- Eric Berger
scored a goal and added an assist and the senior has a point six consecutive games, dating back to last season. NEXT UP
Monmouth’s next game is Saturday, March 4, when it hosts UMass Lowell at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn. Opening faceoff is set for 1 p.m.