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Jacobs’ 6G/2A, Kerr’s 13 Saves Lead ERAU Men to the 14-9 Win over North Greenville

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Dwyer alum Randy Kerr with 13 saves, Jupiter’s Kurt Pelchen with 2 CTO’s

Jacobs’ Double Hat Trick Propels Men’s Lacrosse Past North Greenville, 14-9

by Michael Black


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Thanks to a double hat trick from senior Coleman Jacobs, the Embry-Riddle men’s lacrosse team came away with its first win of the season, 14-9, over RV North Greenville (3-2) on Saturday.
Aside from Jacobs, the Eagles (1-2) used three goals and an assist from Pete Abbes, two scores from Christian Hofer, and a goal apiece from Isaiah HinesJoe AndersonMarcus Needham and Hudson Kirk. Hines also added three assists for his second-straight multi-assist game. Getting the second straight start in net was keeper Reid Kerr who staved off a tough NGU attack, collecting 13 saves in all four quarters.
Unsurprisingly, Jacobs got the Eagles rolling early with a man-up goal, assisted by Hines, to make it 1-0. But the Crusaders notched two in a row. After much of the lengthy first period rolled away with no action, Tyler Pellegrino tied it up at 1-1, then just under two minutes into the second, Hayden Moffat put NGU up 2-1. 
But a couple minutes later, Abbes collected his first of the day to even the ledger, then tallied his second at the 8:43 mark to give ERAU the lead; one which they would never relinquish, though the game would be tied at 3-3, 4-4, and 5-5 down the stretch.
After Alex Brooks evened things at 3-3, Needham found the back of the net to go up 4-3. With 1:24 in the second, Hines regained the Eagle lead with a great shot just before halftime. 
Once again, the Crusaders connected on the first goal of the period to start the second half, making it 5-5, but Anderson rallied the Blue & Gold with a goal at the 11:21 mark. From there, Jacobs added two goals within 50 seconds to quickly extend the Eagle lead to 8-5.
The defense stood out today, stopping shots and forcing bad take to hold the Crusaders at bay. Abbes then made it 9-5 from a Parker Liposky pass, his first assist of the year. North Greenville added two quick goals, within a minute of each other in the fourth, but Kirk scored with 8:23 left to make it 10-7. Jacobs then entered fury mode once again, netting two quick scores within a minute to make it 12-7 in favor of the home Eagles. Hofer added an insurance score at the 3:05 mark, and Jacobs scored one more to complete the double hattrick and secure the win.
After their first victory over the season, the Eagles return home to face another tough test in No. 20 Montevallo on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m..