Men’s Lacrosse Remains Unbeaten at Home inRainy Day Matchup

After the Monmouth Men’s Lacrosse Team had back-to-back losses on the road, they returned back to West Long Branch to face Wagner and Mount St. Mary’s to secure consecutive wins and remain unbeaten after a home opener victory.

On Feb. 28, Monmouth claimed their second win of the season against Wagner, 12-6. Both teams had a quick start, finishing the first quarter tied 3-3. The second quarter saw goals from junior Nick Teets and junior Jake Schneider, each getting their first goal of the season. This put Monmouth up 5-3 at the half.
Graduate student Connor Macrae opened up the scoring gates after halftime, but Wagner responded with two goals to make it a one point game, 6-5. The Hawks advanced their lead with four straight goals and six of the final seven.

Freshman Brendan Dundas finished with three goals and five points. This was his third multi-goal game and second game with three goals, in just four games. Not only did Dundas contribute three goals, but additionally two assists in Wednesday’s game.

Junior Luke Cole trailed right behind Dundas with two goals against Wagner This was his second straight two goal game.

Monmouth stayed at home for Mar. 2’s game against Mount St. Mary, where they won 13-12 in double overtime. This was not the first time these two teams met up and or went into overtime against each other. The first time these two teams met up was Mar. 4, 2023, where Monmouth won in another one point game in overtime.

Mount St. Mary took a quick lead on Monmouth just 19 seconds in, and secured a 4-0 advantage at the end of the first. Monmouth was able to put three goals in the net during the second quarter, but Mount St. Mary had two of their own to lead 6-3 at the half.

Mount St. Mary got the first goal to open up play after halftime, but Monmouth responded with a 3-0 run of their own. After another Mount goal, the Hawks scored twice to tie the game and scored a total of six goals in the third to take their first lead of the game. The fourth quarter was a back and forth battle for both teams, with leads from both Monmouth and Mount St. Mary. Brody Atkinson for the Mount sent the contest into overtime with a pass from Will McKay.

No team scored in the first session of extra minutes, but Macrae connected for the game winner in double overtime.

The Hawks will host Delaware on Saturday, Mar. 9, at 11 a.m.