Wagner vs. Rutgers
February 21, 2010
The Game Story:
Staten Island, NY Ė The Wagner College menís lacrosse team dropped a 24-4 decision to BIG EAST member Rutgers in the season opener for both teams at blustery Wagner College Stadium.

The Seahawks were competitive early in the game, taking a 2-1 lead on goals by freshman midfielder Colin OíRourke (Worecester, MA/St. Johnís Shrewsbury) and junior attack Will Macumber (Manorville, NY/Eastport South Manor). Rutgers then rattled off the next seven goals to take control of the game and an 8-2 lead. The Scarlet Knights led 12-4 at halftime and out-scored the Seahawks 12-0 in the second half en route to the victory.

Rutgers out-shot the Seahawks 55-17, won 25-of-31 faceoffs and held a 32-15 edge in ground balls.
OíRourke scored two goals and assisted on another in his debut for the Seahawks while fellow freshman Cody Isdaner (Gladwyne, PA/Episcopal Academy) added two points on one goal and one assist.

In goal, Peter Rubin (East Rockaway, NY/East Rockaway) came up with eight saves while playing the first three quarters of the game before giving way to Michael Gutkin (Freehold, NJ/Freehold Township) who stopped five shots during the fourth quarter.

For Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights were led in scoring by Gerhard Buehning who had six points on three goals and three assists. Ted Stanwick, Kevin Hover and Kory Kelly all notched four points apiece for the Scarlet Knights.

Starting goalie Rudy Butler made three saves in the opening half while Billy Olin and Joseph Donnelly split time in goal in the second half and recorded two and one save, respectively.

Wagner is next in action on Sunday, Feb. 28 when the Seahawks host Robert Morris in a Noon start.