Wagner vs. Presbyterian
March 3, 2009
The Game Story:
Staten Island, NY - Senior attack Evan Shull (Port Jefferson Station, NY/ Comsewogue) fired home four goals, while junior midfielder Pete Blackmer (Marcellus, NY/ Marcellus) and freshman midfielder John Hird (Phoenixville, PA/ Shipley School) added two goals apiece as the Wagner College men’s lacrosse team ended a 48-game losing streak with a 12-7 victory over Presbyterian.

For the Seahawks, who are now 1-3 on the season, it marks their first victory since an 11-6 win over Robert Morris on May 1, 2005. The Blue Hose fall to 0-5 on the season.

Head Coach Jason Rife, who took over the program prior to last season, was beaming with pride afterwards.

“All of the credit goes to the guys in the rectangle,” said Rife who has know his share of success as a player at the University of Massachusetts and, most recently, as an assistant at Bryant University. “This is the deserved result of a hard work and dedication. Presbyterian is a team that almost beat Air Force, lost to VMI by only a 9-87 score. This is a heck of a win for our guys and they deserve all the credit.

“Now, we go back to work,” he added. “My job is to continue to instill them whatever knowledge and desire I can.”

Freshman goalie Peter Rubin (East Rockaway, NY/ East Rockaway) saved six shots for the Seahawks who are next in action on Sunday. March 8 when they host Bellarmine.