Jules Heningburg had a career high seven points and Kieran Mullins tacked on four more goals to help lead the Rutgers men's lacrosse team to a convincing 16-11 win over #15 Princeton. The win over Princeton, who owns an 18-7 win over #6 Johns Hopkins, was the Scarlet Knights first since 2005 and helped bring home the Tots Meistrell trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the annual game.
The win was Rutgers third in a row against ranked opponents (Brown and Stony Brook) and gives Rutgers seven wins in their past ten games against ranked opponents.
Besides Henningburg and Mullins, Chad Tolliver (matched a career high with three goals), Jeff George, and Casey Rose scored multiple times and Connor Murphy, Christian Mazzone, and Connor Vercruysse added single tallies. Christian Scarpello added a pair of assists on the day.
Max Edelmann finished with 14 saves on the day and the defense forced 13 turnovers, compared to just one for Princeton. Chris Groel finished with five groundballs and one caused turnover and Mazzone caused two turnovers from the midfield.
Joe Francisco continued his impressive start to the season by finishing 18/31 facing off.
The win moved the Scarlet Knights to 7-0 for the first time since 2003 and has the national media buzzing. They are currently ranked #5 in the country.
Tonight: 16 goals, 11 assisted, 18/31 FO's won, 13 caused TO's, 14 saves. @RUmlax is firing on all cylinders at every position on the field.— Dan Aburn (@danaburn2423) March 16, 2017
Huge win for @RUmlax. Entertaining game, first win over Princeton since '05. Garden State champs, this team is legit.— Mark Dixon (@DixonLacrosse) March 16, 2017
Rutgers faces a quick turnaround when they return to action Friday night when they take on NJIT on the campus of Drew University.