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JU Men: Dolphins Down Mercer 21-12 in Savannah Tuesday Night

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via JU press release


Savannah, Ga. – The Jacksonville Men’s Lacrosse team defeated Mercer, 21-12, Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium in Savannah, Ga. 

Jacob Greiner and Max Waldbaum’s matching five goal showings, paced the Dolphins (2-1) offensively. In total, 12 Dolphins found the goal column in the neutral-site triumph. Luke Millican stopped a game-high 14 saves between the pipes. 

Sean Goldsmith’s hat trick lead the Bears (1-3) in the defeat. Colin Kelly took the decision in goal for Mercer, stopping 10 shots in the effort. 

Leading 4-3 entering the second quarter following Waldbaum’s four goal first quarter, the Dolphins exploded with a 9-1 run to extend their lead to nine, 13-4, entering the halftime break. 

After Jacksonville scored the third’s first two goals, Mercer responded scoring four of the next five goals. However, the Dolphins still held a 16-8 advantage entering the night’s final frame. 

The Green and White would extend their lead to 12, their largest of the lead, at 21-9 to begin the fourth. The Bears would answer scoring the contest’s final three goals, but it would not be enough as the Dolphins prevailed, 21-12. 

Game Notes 
– Jacksonville now leads the all-time series over the Bears, 10-2. 
– Intrieri’s five assists was a career-high for the freshman. 
– Prior to the game, Waldbaum was named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week, Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week and he was named to USILA’s Team of the Week. 

Up Next 
Jacksonville welcome’s Marquette this Saturday to Rock Stadium, for the 2022 home opener. Opening faceoff is slated for 12 PM. Saturday also serves as Youth Lacrosse Day for the Jacksonville Men’s Lacrosse program. Young fans are encouraged to stick around for postgame autographs featuring several members of the team.