Men Lose 20-4 Against RU

Lacrosse Off to a Rocky Start

The men’s lacrosse program has started off their inaugural season 0-4 as the Hawks fell 20-4 against Rutgers University at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday, March 8.

“Rutgers came out of the gates fast and made some nice plays early on that, combined with some simple fundamental mistakes on our end, put is in a hole,” said head coach Brian Fisher. “They are a very good team and certainly made us pay for those mistakes throughout the game.”

Rutgers pulled ahead early in the match with a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. The Scarlet Knights scored two more goals before MU got on the board. With 11:56 left in the first half, freshman Kevin Murphy made an unassisted goal, his third of the season. The Hawks were down 11-1 at halftime.

The Scarlet Knights furthered their lead as they scored six more goals in the third period. Before the third ended, MU’s freshman Tim Kemner answered with an unassisted goal of his own making the score 17-2. Freshman Eric Berger opened the fourth period with another score pulling the Hawks to a 14 point margin at 17-3. The blue and white’s final goal came from freshman Tyler Keen. The game ended at 20-4 in Rutgers’ favor.

MU was outshot 55-26 in the match. MU’s starting goalie, freshman Nick Hreshko, made 12 stops in net during the first half. Transfer from Essex/Howard Community College, junior Garrett Conaway, was in the net for MU during the second half and made five saves of his own. With the win, the Scarlet Knights improve to 4-2.

As of now, freshman Chris Daly leads the Hawks in total points with his four goals and two assists. Freshman Dan Bloodgood also has four goals and is in a seven way tie for second in assist with one.

Freshman Marco Mosleh is the Hawks best face off representative winning eight of 34 in the four games he has played.

Conaway leds the Hawks in net with 32 saves and a 9.71 goals against average.

The Hawks return to play on Tuesday, March 11 at Monmouth Stadium to face the Bryant University Bulldogs (3-2). Start time is scheduled for 3 pm.