Following a 8-3 over Fairfield on Saturday and a 12-5 win over Wagner on Tuesday, Rutgers has climbed to number 10 in the nation and are off to a 4-0 start.
#RUMLax has entered the top-ten! The Scarlet Knights are ranked No. 10 in today's Coaches Poll pic.twitter.com/i7IsnuumF3— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) February 27, 2017
In Saturday’s game, the Scarlet Knights were led by their defense and attackman Connor Murphy who finished with three goals on the day. Goalie Max Edelmann finished with nine saves on the day and defenseman Michael Rexrode earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the week for his efforts.
Defensive effort leads No. 14 #RUMLax to an 8-3 win at Fairfield. Recap, notes and quotes: https://t.co/xA580uxXfC pic.twitter.com/EJ9vkDgr8F— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) February 25, 2017
On Tuesday, the offense found its stride again as midfielder Christian Mazzone finished with three goals and attackmen Kieran Mullins and Jules Heningburg combined for two goals and seven assists. Charlie Nicklaus and Joe Francisco both had their first career goals and defenseman Chris Gorel scored as well. Edelmann made seven saves on four goals allowed and Jack Ayre saw his first action in net this year for the Scarlet Knights.
From @RVisionRU: Highlights of the #RUMLax win over Wagner https://t.co/ftGLZ2N6i5— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) March 1, 2017
The Scarlet Knights face their toughest test in the young season on Saturday when they take on Brown, a final four team from last year.
Also, Heningburg was just named to the Tewaaraton Watch list, for the country’s top lacrosse player. To read more, click here.