After the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team suffered a heartbreaking 15-14 overtime defeat against in-state rival Princeton last weekend, they had an opportunity to bounce back against a ranked foe against 16th ranked Lehigh on the road on Wednesday night. The 18th ranked Scarlet Knights responded with a huge 8-7 victory that improved their record to 5-2 on the season. They were led by sophomore attacker Kieran Mullins, who scored 2 goals and added 3 assists. Senior midfielder Christian Mazzone added 2 goals and forced three turnovers.
Final Stats from #RUMLax win at Lehigh:— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) March 15, 2018
Kieran Mullins: 2 G, 3 A
Christian Mazzone: 2 G, 3 CT pic.twitter.com/hw77fEWtk4
Here is a highlight courtesy of Lacrosse Film Room of Casey Rose’s goal to break a tie in the second quarter. Rutgers and Lehigh were tied at 3 at halftime.
Zone busting rip from the left wing by @RUmlax's Casey Rose pic.twitter.com/jqDZwNJJ83— Lacrosse Film Room (@LaxFilmRoom) March 14, 2018
It was the 11th goal of the season for Rose, who is now just one behind Mullins and Mazzone for second place on the team. The current scoring leader for Rutgers is senior Jules Heningburg, who registered the game winning goal against Lehigh. He now leads the team with 16 goals on the season and became a top ten scorer all-time in program history by doing so. Heningburg also leads Rutgers this season with 18 assists and 34 total points.
Jules Heningburg's game-winning goal at Lehigh was the 96th of his career. That places him 10th all-time at #RUMLax pic.twitter.com/O2AWT9w44l— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) March 15, 2018
#18 Rutgers (5-2) is now 1-1 against ranked opponents this season, as they lost at #15 Army (4-2) by the score of 9-7 on February 17th. They’ll have another opportunity to improve that mark later this week, as #13 Syracuse (3-2) visits High Point Solutions Stadium this Sunday at 1 p.m. Rutgers will then host Delaware (3-3) the following Saturday. Both contests will be broadcast live on BTN Plus. Rutgers will then begin Big Ten play against #10 Johns Hopkins (3-2) on Sunday, April 1st at 7 p.m. in Piscataway. The game will be shown live on BTN.
(All rankings courtesy of Inside Lacrosse.)