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JU Men: Dolphins Dominant in Home Victory Saturday

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via JU press release


Jacksonville, Fla. – The Jacksonville Men’s Lacrosse team returned home to Rock Stadium on Saturday, defeating St. John’s in dominating fashion, 25-4.

Max Waldbaum and Ethan LaMond both had matching five-goal showings in the victory, followed shortly behind with Jacob Greiner’s four goals. In total, 12 Dolphins found the back of the net in the win.

Luke Millican earned the victory between the pipes, stopping seven saves. The goalkeeping trio of Jason YoquintoRyan Della Rocco and Josh Estavillo combined for three second half saves.

The Dolphins (8-2) led wire-to-wire for the third-straight contest. Jacksonville jumped out to an 8-1 lead over the Red Storm at the end of the opening quarter.

The Green and White continued much of their success into the second, extending their lead to 15 entering halftime, 17-2.

The Dolphins would score the third quarter’s only three goals, as Jacksonville held a 20-2 edge over St. John’s entering the final quarter.

Jacksonville outscored the Red Storm 5-2 in the fourth quarter and would secure the victory over St. John’s (2-7), 25-4.

Head Coach John Galloway‘s Comments
“I am proud of the effort from our entire group this afternoon. I thought St. John’s was playing at a pretty high clip offensively, and our rope unit really committed to digging in fundamentally. Offensively, our unselfish approach allowed us to generate a lot of opportunity. While we had some lapses particularly in the third quarter, I was really happy to get some other guys in that deserve the opportunity to play. The slate is clean now, and we will begin our work tomorrow to prepare for conference play.”

Game Notes
– Jacksonville now leads the all-time matchup over St. John’s, 3-0. Saturday was the first matchup between the two programs since 2016.
– LaMond’s five goals was a career best for the redshirt-freshman.
– Saturday was Waldbaum’s 40th career college contest with multiple points and his 20th career game with 5+ points.
– Nathan Kapp’s 18 faceoff wins was the 18th occasion the redshirt-sophomore has had 10-plus in a game.
– Colin Hinton’s four caused turnovers with his fourth career game with three-plus.

Up Next
The Dolphins continue their homestand next Saturday, welcoming High Point to Rock Stadium to begin SoCon play. Opening faceoff is set for 12 PM and the contest can be watched live on ESPN+.