No. 13/14 Rutgers men’s lacrosse responded in a big way on Saturday after a one goal loss at Army last weekend. They upset No. 5/6 Loyola Maryland by the score of 10-6, on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. It was a massive win considering the Greyhounds had beaten then No. 1 Maryland and then No. 9 Johns Hopkins by five goals apiece to start the season. It was a huge non-conference win for RU’s postseason resume. The Scarlet Knights improve to 3-1 on the season after their first ranked victory of the 2023 campaign.
After being tied 4-4 at the half, Rutgers dominated the third period with five straight goals. Each score was made by a different player. However, Shane Knobloch was involved in four of those goals, scoring once and assisting on three others. He finished with a career high seven points with three goals and four assists.
The scoring attack included a hat trick from Dante Kulas, two goals and an assist from Brian Cameron as well as a goal apiece from Ross Scott and Jack Aimone.
The Scarlet Knights outshot Loyola 40-35 overall and 24-22 in shots on goal. Goalkeeper Kyle Mullin made 16 saves in denying just under 73% of the shots taken by the Greyhounds.
While it was an even split on face-offs at 10-10, Rutgers was a perfect 25 of 25 on clears and committed just 11 turnovers. First Team All-American, Long-stick midfielder Ethan Rall, caused two turnovers and is now tied for second all-time in program history. Rall also had three ground balls in the game.
Rutgers will next host a midweek game against St. John’s on Tuesday, February 28 at 3 p.m. ET. They’ll then host RV Utah Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. ET at SHI Stadium.
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