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JU Dolphins Men Fall to Marist in Overtime on the Road 9-8

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via JU press release/website


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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — In a battle in the snow, the Jacksonville men’s lacrosse team fell 9-8 to Marist on the road. The Dolphins held a three goal halftime lead but a Marist comeback ended regulation at 8-8 before the Red Foxes found their golden goal in the closing moments of the first overtime period.

The Numbers
Jackson Intrieri led the way offensively for the Dolphins, scoring the first goals in both the first and second half and adding two ground balls to the stat sheet. Aaron Toguri had two caused turnovers defensively, while Ryan Della Rocco put together another solid performance in net, making 15 saves while holding a Marist squad that scored 17 goals in their opener to single digits.

Nicky Brown finished tied for the team lead in points with two, earning an assist and a goal. Chris Darminio was one of seven goalscorers for JU as Darminio picked up a team-high six ground balls, tying Della Rocco. 

How It Happened
Jacksonville came out firing early in the first half, scoring the first three goals of the game, beginning with Intrieri’s with 10:02 left in the first quarter. Marist earned one back at 3:59 in the first quarter to cut the Dolphin lead to two.

JU once again outscored Marist in the second quarter, extending their lead to three as both sides head into the break with a 5-2 score. Following the break, Intrieri struck again, scoring 71 seconds into the third to make it 6-2. 

Marist began mounting their comeback in the third, scoring four straight goals to tie the game heading into the final 15 minutes. In the fourth, both sides each earned two goals, with William Krupsky scoring at the 9:55 mark of the fourth off an assist by Nicky Brown before Tucker Garrity grabbed the lead once again for JU with 3:45 left in the game. However, Marist would answer right back, sending us to overtime after a goal with 2:48 left.

In overtime, both sides managed a pair of possessions each, as Marist found the winner with 33 seconds left in the first and final overtime period.

Head Coach John Galloway
“This loss is going to be a tough one to swallow. I thought the guys prepared well all week, and we just didn’t execute on game day. I have to do a better job of making sure we are game-ready. The good news is that our defense continues to give us chances to win games. Despite a new group down there, they are gelling together early. 

We will be very critical of ourselves this week as we prepare for arguably the best team in the nation at their place. Moments like this are where you learn so much about your team, and we are eager to learn more. We continue to be in our infancy, with so much room to grow. Now, we must respond to the moment.”