The Rutgers Men's Lacrosse Team Outlasts Yale 11-9, in the 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Div I Quarterfinal Championship Game, Advancing to the Final-Four for the First Time in Program History..!
HEMPSTEAD, NY(SMI-SPORTS-UNIVERSITY-MAY 21-22, 2022)-The #6-seed Rutgers Men's Lacrosse team defeated the #3 seed Penn University 11-9, in the 2022 NCAA Div I Men's Lacrosse championship quarterfinal match, advancing to the Final Four for the first time in program history at James M. Shuart Stadium, Hofstra University in Hempstead Long Island.
With this victory, the Scarletknights improves to 15-3, win its 2nd consecutive NCAA game for first time in school program, and advance to the semifinals rounds to face the winner of the other quarterfinal match between Cornell vs Delaware next Saturday May 28, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
An exciting game from start to finished, with both teams closing-out their defensive line and staying scoreless for the first ten minutes under highest hot and dry temperature of the year.
After numerous offensive attacks backs and forth , Rutgers scored two goals in span of 3-minutes with the first quarter winding down through Ross Scott netting his 49 goal of the season at 4:57(10:03) and Shane Knobloch adding the second goal 3 minutes later to put the Scarletknights 2-0, over Penn at the end of the first frame.
In the second quarter, Penn came out firing on all cylinders by scoring three goals in the span of 3:48 minutes through Gabe Furey(16) at 13:48, Cam Rubin(21) tying the game at 2-2 at 11:48 and Jack Schultz adding his 15 goal of the season to tied the game at 3-3 at 10:00 minute mark.
Rugers added two more goals on their own before the end of the half through Ronan Jacoby (36) at 10:29 and Ethan Rall added his second at 07:10 to put the Scarletknight 4-3 in front but Dylan Gergar even the score for Quakers scoring his 49 goal of the season under a minute ('54s) left in the quarter to tied the game 4-4 at the half.
In the third quater, Rutgers controlled the midfield and played solid defense by scoring two goals in the early stage through Mitch Bartolo netting his 42 at 12:49 and Zackary Franckowiak added his third at 09:02(05:22) to put Scarletknights once again in front 6-4 over Penn.
The Quakers answered back with four consecutive goals to take the lead, scoring
two goals in two separate short run through Dylan Gergar (50) at 5:22 and Robert Schain neeting his first of the season to tied the game 6-6 at the end of the frame. And in the first few minutes of the fourth, Chris Canet scored his first goal of the season at 13:40 to put Penn in front for the first time in the game 7-6 and Dylan Gergar added his second goal of the game and his 51 at 12:03 mark to make it 8-6, in favor of the Quakers over Rutgers.
With 8 minutes left in the game and after a time out, Rutgers came out blazing offensively and scored five consecutive goals of their own to take lead once again and put the game away thought Shane Knoblock(32) scoring two at 09:19 & 03:39, Mich Bartolo (43) at 08:55, Dante Kulas (8) at 05:38, and Bryant Boswell scoring his first of the season at 1:04 mark to sealed the victory of 11-9 of Rutgers over Penn.