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No. 3 Men’s Lacrosse wins 16-14 over St. John Fisher

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History { element.remove(); }); } else{ let elementsToRemove = document.querySelectorAll(‘.postgame_3_nextgame’); elementsToRemove.forEach(element => { element.remove(); }); } ]]> ROCHESTER, N.Y. – RIT senior attack Spencer Bell scored four goals to lead the No. 3 Tigers to a 16-14 win over St. John Fisher, Wednesday.
 
Senior attack Luke Pilcher scored four goals and had two assists, while senior TJ Hendricks had two goals and two assists.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Bell scored nine seconds into the game off an assist from junior defenseman Michael Grace to give the Tigers the lead.
  • Pilcher scored two straight to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead, while senior Ethan Stiles was credited with a goal after a Cardinals’ defender scored into his own net on a clearing attempt to give RIT a 4-1 lead.
  • St. John Fisher’s Timmy Salit scored inside the final minute of the quarter to the RIT lead to 4-3.
  • Jacob Galina scored his third goal of the half with 11:09 remaining that capped off a three-goal run by the Cardinals and give them a 6-4 lead.
  • Hendricks scored off a feed from Pilcher with 5:46 to play to make it 6-5.
  • The Cardinals scored two straight to extend their lead to 8-5 with 2:45 to play in the half, but Pilcher and Grace scored in the closing minutes of the half to cut the Fisher lead to 8-7 at the break.
  • Bell and junior midfielder Kaden Brunson each scored early in the third quarter to give RIT a 9-8 lead.
  • Ethan Kesselring capped off a four-goal run by St. John Fisher with 9:13 to play in the quarter to give the Cardinals a 12-9 lead.
  • Senior John Mozrall and junior Seth Grottenthaler scored back-to-back goals for RIT late in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 12-11.
  • Bell tallied two straight goals to begin the fourth quarter, giving the Tigers a 13-12 lead on his goal off an assist from senior Dylan Bruno with 12:42 remaining.
  • Griffin Dautrich scored for the Cardinals to tie the score at 13-13, but sophomore Sam Bennett scored off a pass from junior Michael Finneran to give the Tigers a 14-13 lead.
  • Kesselring scored with 9:54 remaining to tie the score at 14-14.
  • Pilcher scored to give the Tigers a 15-14 lead, and Hendricks scored with 5:21 remaining to make it two-goal lead for the Tigers.
  • RIT’s defense came up with some big stops in the closing minutes to secure the 16-14 win.

 
GAME NOTES

  • RIT outshot St. John Fisher, 48-32.
  • RIT had 25 ground balls
  • RIT junior goalie Kyle Burbank made six saves to earn the win.
  • Stiles and junior Nick Farrell each won 10 face-offs.
  • Farrell had seven ground balls for the Tigers
  • Grace caused two turnovers.
  • RIT was 19-of-20 on clears

 
WHAT’S NEXT
RIT returns to action on Saturday (March 25) at Vassar at 1:00 p.m.
 

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