Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Pulls Out Triumphant Win Over Wagner
Added by Breanna Casey on February 20, 2013.
Scott Klimchak (Photo via ScarletKnights.com)
The Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse team proved relentless on their turf in yesterday’s 20-10 victory against Wagner. The Knights put up the first six goals of the match, with seven team members recording a multi-point game. This big win brings their record to an overall of 3-1
The 20 Scarlet goals marked the most points scored by the Rutgers squad since they last notched 24 goals against a 2010 Wagner team.
Junior Nick DePaolera continues to improve, as he earned himself a personal best of six points from four goals and two assists. DePaolera thought that many different players got to see the field, and that everyone stepped up to the plate.
“The stats are always nice, but getting the win is most important.” DePaolera said.
Junior Scott Klimchak also had an impressive day, as he put up five points of his own in the fashion of four goals and one assist. Klimchak also acknowledged the hard work of his teammates, praising them for their hard work.
“We took advantage of our opportunities this game and let opportunities go in the Air Force game. I feel like I was working well with Nick DePaolera and Duncan Clancy and we were really clicking early in the game.” Klimchak said.
Sophomore Captain Brian Goss tallied four points to his name with three goals and one assist.
“I think the major difference between Saturday and today was how hard we came out and played. Our offense and defense both stepped it up.” Goss said.
Juniors Kyle Robinson and Ryan Scott added to the awesome day of personal stats, each earning two of their on points off one goal and one assist. Senior Duncan Clancy also racked up two points with two assists.
Freshman Danny Plant added to the total score in the fourth quarter, scoring two goals.
Wagner was able to score the last three goals of the match, but it was not enough to overcome the victorious effort of the Knights. 11 of the men in red scored goals, and 13 Rutgers players tallied at least one point.
Rutgers will come off a double-point win and take on UMBC on Saturday in Cantonsville, Maryland on Saturday afternoon.