RUTGERS 15 – PENN STATE 14
Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse sent out its seniors the only way it knew how, with a dramatic come-from-behind 15-14 victory over Penn State to set a new program record for wins in a single season with 12. According to Scarlet Knights.com, the game was played in front of a record 5,223 people. A postgame ceremony followed to recognize 27 seniors.
“There was a lot of emotions around this game, with Senior Day, all our alumni back in town, and honoring a legend in Tom Hayes,” head coach Brian Brecht said. “Give our guys a lot of credit, it was a great win in a toughly contested game. We had a fight on our hands. I’m very proud of the whole team. The seniors, these are memories they are going to keep for the rest of their lives.”
Rutgers scored the final four goals of the game, including the game winner in overtime to stun the Nittany Lions.
The rally started with a goal by Ronan Jacoby with 6:37 to go in regulation. A minute later, Brian Cameron made it a 14-13 game with 5:04 to go with his 16th goal of the season. Shane Knoblach was credited with assists on both goals.
ROSS SCOTT GOAL!— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) April 23, 2022
It's a TIE GAME pic.twitter.com/M5nm0EGbyC
Finally with eight seconds to goal Scott Ross lit a fire into the crowd with his game tying score. That sent the contest into OT, where Ross did it again, this time on a pass by Knobloch, he punched it in for the game winning score.
OT winner = Friendship Cup stays On The Banks! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/IFIO9W3MSg— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) April 23, 2022