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Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse get off the Mat with a Solid Road Win at Delaware

The win brought RU’s record to 3-5 on the season with two games left on the non-conference schedule.

After dropping three straight at High Point Solutions Stadium, the road was the panacea for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights men’s lacrosse team.  The Knights went down the turnpike to face Delaware, and beat the Blue Hens in a high scoring contest 17-12.

The win brought RU’s record to 3-5 on the season with two games left on the non-conference schedule.

RU was paced by veteran leader Scott Bieda who was the epitome of efficient scoring on all 5 of his shot attempts on the afternoon.

Bieda’s fifth and final goal of the afternoon was off of a perfect pass from Jeff George that put the Knights up 16-11 and left the Knights feeling good about the possibility of finally winning a game for the first time since February.

The Knights led 10-8 at halftime which was significant because it was the first lead at the half since their win over Wagner on February 28th.

The Knights could have gone into the half with a 10-7; lead but were once again victimized by a late goal when Delaware’s Paul Major put one past the keeper with just 1 tick of the clock remaining in the half.

With Jake Anderson struggling, Coach Brecht turned to Kris Alleyne to solidify things in goal and the decision paid off.

Alleyne was brilliant in goal stopping an astonishing 10 of 22 shots on goal including three key saves down the stretch for Rutgers.

With RU leading 16-11, turnovers once again became an issue as the Knights had a stretch of 6 straight possessions without testing the Delaware goal.

After a killing off a couple of penalties, Rutgers would allow Delaware no closer than 4 goals, and sealed it when Chad Tolliver scored into an empty Delaware cage to get us to our 17-12 final.

Chris Trasolini stayed hot for the Knights scoring 4 times on the day.

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