JU Men: Dolphins Defeat UMass Lowell, Dolan tops Points Record

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via JU press release

BOX SCORE

Lowell, Mass. – The Jacksonville Men’s Lacrosse team led wire-to-wire in Saturday’s non-conference win against UMass Lowell, 22-8.

Jacob Greiner (four goals, two assists), Jack Dolan (three goals, three assists) and Max Waldbaum (four goals, one assist), helped fuel the Jacksonville (7-2) attack in the win.

In total, 11 different Dolphins found the back of the net in the win. Luke Millican earned the victory, stopping nine shots on the day. Jason Yoquinto would also add seven saves between the pipes for JU.

Conor Foley’s hat trick led the River Hawks (0-7) offensively. Calvin Desmarais stopped two shots in goal for UMass Lowell.

After Jacksonville jumped out to a 7-0 lead, the River Hawks would score their lone first quarter goal with 3:00 remaining in the frame. Jacksonville would score back-to-back to extend their lead to eight, 9-1, entering the second quarter.

A relatively back-and-forth second quarter would see the Dolphins outscore the River Hawks 5-4, to take a nine-goal lead into the halftime intermission, 14-5.

JU would score the third quarter’s first three goals, however UMass Lowell would find the back of the net for two of the next three goals. The Dolphins claimed back-to-back goals to end the third, leading 20-7.

The Dolphins scored the first two goals of the fourth, but the River Hawks answered scoring the matchup’s final goal. In the end, the Dolphins would claim another non-conference victory to begin the season, 22-8.

Dolan Breaks Points Record
With his second assist on the day, graduate student Jack Dolan broke the Jacksonville Men’s Lacrosse career points record, previously held by Eric Applegate.

Dolan’s assist on Max Waldbaum’s first goal of the day, passed Applegate’s 143 career points (70 goals, 73 assists) that was accomplished from 2016-19.

The Upper Arlington, Ohio native now stands atop the JU record book with 148 points (77 goals, 71 assists).

Game Notes
– The all-time series with UMass Lowell is now tied, 1-1. Saturday was the first matchup between the two schools since 2016.
– Saturday’s win was the fifth-straight road victory for JU, the longest in program history. The previous best was 4, that spanned from March 23, 2013 to April 27, 2013.
– The Dolphins improve to 16-1 when scoring 15+ goals under Galloway.
– Waldbaum’s four-goal effort was his 15th collegiate contest with 4 or more goals.
– Jack Heed’s five groundballs was the second occurrence in his career with five or more groundballs.

Up Next
The Dolphins return home this Saturday to begin a three-game homestand, hosting St. John’s. Opening faceoff from Rock Stadium is slated for 12 PM and the game can be watched live on ESPN+.