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JU Dolphins Get Back in Win Column With 24-7 Win Over St. John’s

Fleming Island alum Will Krupsky 1G/3A, Maclay alum Sam Chase 1G/1A

via JU press release/website


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A high-powered offense for the Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team arrived at The Rock Stadium, complimented by a stout defensive performance in JU’s 24-7 victory over St. John’s on Saturday afternoon.

The Numbers
Jacob Greiner came out hot, sparking the offensive production for Jacksonville, scoring four goals in the first quarter and ending the game with a team-high six goals. Jackson Intrieri was the primary facilitator for JU, finishing with six assists in the game and adding two goals.

Tucker Garrity was a key cog for the defense, causing a team-high three turnovers and grabbing five ground balls. Ryan Della Rocco got back into his grove, earning 10 saves with just six goals allowed. Jacksonville had nine different Dolphins earn multiple points in the game, led by Intrieri (8), Garrity (7), Nicky Brown (5), William Krupsky (4), and Jack Taylor (3).

Garrity was joined by Nathan Kapp, who also earned five ground balls in the game, both tying each other for the team lead in that category. 

How It Happened
JU took control early on in the game, storming to a 12-0 lead after a dominating 9-0 performance in the first quarter. The Red Storm would answer with three straight to pull back within nine, but the offensive onslaught would not stop for JU, adding one at the end of the half to make it a 10-goal lead. 

Four straight goals for the Dolphins bookended the final third-quarter goal by St. John’s as JU would extend the lead to 17 in the fourth. Both teams scored once following JU’s second four-goal run, leading to the 24-7 final score.

Up Next
The Dolphins hit the road for their final non-conference matchup of the season, facing High Point next Saturday (Mar. 9) at the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C., with the opening faceoff set for 1:30 p.m.