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15 Goal 1st Half Carries JU Men to the 22-7 Win over Bellarmine; Intreri 3G/4A, Greiner 3G/3A, Kapp 18 for 22, 17 Team Saves lead Dolphins, Oladunmoye 3G for Bellarmine

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Maclay alum Sam Chase 1G/1GB, Fleming Island alum Wil Krupsky 1G/1A and Ponte Vedra’s Max Schalit 1GB for JU.


Dolphins Dominate on Senior Day, Clinch Share of ASUN Regular Season Title

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In the regular season finale, the Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team defeated Bellarmine 22-7, clinching their share of the Atlantic Sun regular season title. It was the fifth straight win for Jacksonville, the 11th overall, capping off the season with another elite performance on both ends. 

The Numbers
Three Dolphins earned a hat trick in the game, with Jacob GreinerJackson Intrieri and Marshall McGuire all scoring three times. Intrieri led the way in assists as well, earning four, one ahead of Greiner, who finished with three. Jack Taylor and Anthony Caputo joined the pair with multiple assists, adding two to the offensive firepower.

Defensively, JU had three goalies enter the game, with Della Rocco having 10 saves on five goals allowed while Paul Reidy and Josh Estavillo combined for seven saves in relief. Nathan Kapp was dominant as the faceoff specialist, winning 18-22 and grabbing 10 ground balls. Quinn Fuller finished with two caused turnovers, while Chris Darminio grabbed five ground balls, which was good for second place on the team.

How It Happened
Bellarmine started fast, taking a 3-1 lead early in the first quarter. The answer came at the 6:29 mark of the first, with Jacksonville scoring six straight goals from six different players to take a 7-3 lead at the 13:04 mark of the second quarter. Bellarmine would answer with one to pull within three, but JU would answer once again with a monster run, scoring 12 straight goals throughout the second and third quarters to take a firm grasp of the game.

On a day when the Dolphins captured their share of the regular season title, Jacksonville also shared in the offensive production, with 14 different goal scorers and 16 assists on 22 goals scored.

Next Up
Jacksonville will head back to Colorado for the opening round of the ASUN tournament on Tuesday (April 30). A Utah win in the regular season finale against Queens would make Jacksonville the #3 seed, while a Utah loss would make JU the top seed in the tournament.