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JU Dolphin Men Repel Vikings 18-6 for 5th Straight Win; Greiner 4G/1A, Intreri 3G/2A, Della Rocco 11 Saves

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Maclay alum Sam Chase 1G, Ponte Vedra alum Max Schalit 1G in win

via JU press release/website


Dolphins Dominate Cleveland State in Midweek Victory

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team picked up a well-earned 18-6 victory over Cleveland State, playing complimentary offense and defense to roll to the 12-point victory. It was the fifth straight win and sixth overall for JU, holding their opponent to single digits for the seventh time this season.

The Numbers
Nathan Kapp led the team in ground balls, picking up 11 as he went 13-23 on faceoffs. Scoring came early and often led by four goals by Jacob Greiner, who ended with five points and logged an assist. Jackson Intrieri finished second in goals and tied Greiner in points, scoring three goals with two assists.

Nicky Brown joined the pair for the team lead of five points, becoming the main facilitator on the team with three assists and two goals. Defensively, the Dolphins proved to be effective once again. Ryan Della Rocco finished with 11 saves and six goals, and the defense held the Vikings to just three shots on goal in the second half.

Jacksonville as a team offensively continued a consistent pressure, scoring five goals in three of the four quarters.

How It Happened
After a slow start, CSU struck first, taking a 1-0 lead at the 10:31 mark of the first quarter. Jacksonville would answer with five straight goals, with Intrieri scoring two of his three in the first quarter, including the Dolphins first at the 9:17 mark. After a Viking goal late in the first quarter, Jacob Greiner began the scoring with 12:02 left in the second before Nicky Brown began to heat up as both Greiner and Brown would score twice in the second.

The Dolphins reached double-digit scoring with 4:14 left before the break; Amiri Auston (CSU) would try to bring Cleveland State back into the game, scoring three of their six total goals, two of which came to end the half to make it a 10-4 game.

In the second half, Greiner continued to push, scoring two of JU’s three goals, with Jack Taylor adding one of his own in the third quarter. JU pushed the lead to seven entering the final 15 minutes. A 5-0 finish in the fourth quarter, highlighted by Intrieri’s third and Maximus Schalit’s goal at the 2:13 mark, put the lead out of reach, as Jacksonville earned a 12-point victory at home.