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Men’s Lacrosse wins 10-9 in triple OT at Muhlenberg

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History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> ALLENTOWN, Pa. – RIT senior midfielder Zeb Hollinger scored with 2:06 to play in the third overtime to lead the two-time national champion Tigers to a 10-9 win in the season-opener, Saturday.
 
Senior attack Luke Pilcher scored three goals, while Hollinger and sophomore attack Clifford Gaston each scored two goals. Gaston and junior midfielder Kaden Brunson each had two assists and junior goalie Kyle Burbank finished with 12 saves.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Senior midfielder John Mozrall scored early in the first period off to give the Tigers the lead.
  • Muhlenberg scored four straight goals, taking a 4-1 lead on an Ethan Grossman goal with late in the opening period.
  • RIT defense held Muhlenberg scoreless in the second quarter, outscoring the Mules 7-0.
  • Pilcher scored three goals in a seven-goal quarter for the Tigers, while Gaston scored a man-up goal
  • Sophomore midfielder Sam Bennett scored to make it 6-4 lead, while senior Zeb Hollinger scored with 2:23 remaining in the first half to increase the Tigers lead to 7-4.
  • Gaston tallied his second with five seconds to play in the half to give the Tigers an 8-4 halftime lead.
  • Jason Metz score with 10:42 remaining in the third quarter to cut the RIT lead to 8-5
  • Senior midfielder Dylan Bruno scored with 9:26 to play to give the Tigers a 9-5 lead.
  • Wyatt Malia scored with 12:58 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the RIT lead to 9-6, and an Andrew Sellitto goal with 10:30 to play made it 9-7.
  • Tyler Kitchen made it a one-goal game with his goal with 8:27 remaining in regulation, while Sellitto tied the game at 9-9 on his second goal of the game with 6:21 to play.
  • Mozrall had his shot saved with five seconds remaining in regulation.
  • Jack Kramer had a shot late in OT saved by Burbank.
  • Mozrall had his shot go wide in the dying seconds of the first overtime.
  • Hollinger scored on a driving shot with 2:06 in the third overtime to make it a 10-9 final.

 
GAME NOTES

  • RIT outshot Muhlenberg 47-37.
  • The Tigers won the ground ball battle, 38-22.
  • The Tigers won 21-of-23 face-offs.
  • Senior midfielder Ethan Stiles won 13-of-19 draws and had four ground balls.
  • Junior defenseman Michael Grace caused three turnovers.

 
WHAT’S NEXT
RIT returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 25) against Bates at 12:00 p.m.
 

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