Rutgers vs. Monmouth
March 8, 2014
The Game Story:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 8, 2014) Behind seven points from freshman A Connor Murphy (Clifton, Va.), the Rutgers mens lacrosse team won in dominating fashion over Monmouth, 20-4, in High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday night. Murphy posted four goals and three assists in his first career start, while 16 Scarlet Knights scored at least one goal. Rutgers improved to 4-2, while Monmouth fell to 0-4. The Scarlet Knights outshot the Hawks, 55 to 26, and collected 14 more ground balls (41-27). RU dominated at the faceoff X, winning 20 of 27 attempts. Redshirt senior M Anthony Terranova (Flemington, N.J.) totaled five points on one goal and a career-high four assists. Junior FO Joe Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) won 11 of 12 face-offs. The Scarlet Knights started the game on an 8-0 run extending to a goal at 12:24 in the second quarter, which included two goals and two assists by Murphy, as well as two assists from Terranova. After a Monmouth goal at the 11:56 mark in the second, RU went on a streak of nine-straight goals to take a 17-1 lead, extending to 3:14 on the clock in the third quarter. That run saw two more goals and one assist from Murphy, as well as two more assists and one goal from Terranova. The Hawks scored two-straight, before RU closed on a 3-1 run in the final 12:04 of the game for the victory. The Scarlet Knights are back in action for their first BIG EAST matchup at Providence in Providence, R.I., on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m.