CORNELL 17 – RUTGERS 10
Official Rutgers Press Release:
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – An incredible season for Rutgers men’s lacrosse came to an end at the Final Four. The No. 6 seed Scarlet Knights ended their season at 15-4 following a loss to No. 7 seed Cornell in the program’s first ever appearance in the national semifinals.
Not the way we wanted it to finish, but a #RUMLax season we will never forget.— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) May 28, 2022
The Scarlet Knights set a program record for wins and made the team’s first ever Final Four appearance.
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The Scarlet Knights’ 2022 was historic and filled with broken records. RU smashed the previous program record for wins, grabbing 15 victories. The team won back-to-back NCAA Tournament games for the first time, downing No. 14 Harvard and No. 3 Penn to advance to the Final Four for the first time.
RU set a record with six ranked wins this season, included matching the highest ranked win in program history with the win over No. 3 Penn and three top-10 wins for the second consecutive season. RU is 12-7 over the past two seasons against ranked teams as the became the first RU men’s program to make the Final Four since 1994.
Rutgers finished the season with a 15-4 record. All of the team’s losses came to the other three Final Four Teams (Maryland twice, Princeton, Cornell).
The talented squad boasted a record seven All-Americans: Colin Kirst, Ethan Rall, Brennan Kamish (Second Team), Ross Scott (Third Team), Jaryd Jean-Felix, Ronan Jacoby and Shane Knobloch.
Ronan Jacoby gets on the board -- goal from the local product, playing just 10 minutes from his hometown of Glastonbury, Ct. pic.twitter.com/I3fh4lTmmg— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) May 28, 2022
Rutgers scored the first goal of the game, then Cornell went ahead 3-1. RU got one goal back, but Cornell responded again with five of the next six goals. The Big Red took an 8-3 lead into halftime, where the teams then went into a three-and-a-half-hour delay.
In the second half, Rutgers scored first, but Cornell answered with a 6-0 run for a 14-4 lead.
Eric Civetti snapped that run with a highlight-reel finish, and RU made a late push, but it was not enough to overcome the Cornell advantage.