GAME 15 - RUTGERS (2-12, 0-5 BIG EAST) vs. GEORGETOWN (5-8, 2-3 BIG EAST)
Saturday April 27 7 p.m. Senior Day Yurcak Field Piscataway, N.J.
Record: 2-12, 0-5 BIG EAST
Ranking: NR/NR (IL Media/USILA Coaches)
Interim Head Coach: Byron Collins (Whittier, 1993)
Career Record as Head Coach: 120-58 (11 full seasons)
Goals: Scott Klimchak - 30
Assists: Nick DePaolera - 14
Points: Scott Klimchak - 36
GBs: Joseph Nardella - 118
Saves: Kris Alleyne – 175
Record: 5-8, 2-3 BIG EAST
Ranking: NR/NR (IL Media/USILA Coaches)
Head Coach: Kevin Warne (Hofstra, ‘00)
Career Record: 5-8 (First season)
Record at Georgetown: Same
Goals: Reilly O’Connor - 22
Assists: Reilly O’Connor - 21
Points: Reilly O’Connor - 43
GBs: Tyler Knarr - 91
Saves: Jake Haley – 118
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team finishes its 2013 schedule at home, taking on BIG EAST foe Georgetown at Yurcak Field on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The game will mark the last of 11 home games this season for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers will honor seven seniors in Senior Day ceremonies prior to the contest.
Scouting the Georgetown Hoyas
Georgetown holds a 5-8 this season, including a 2-3 mark in conference play. The Hoyas are 0-4 on the road in 2013. The squad is on a two game losing streak and its conference wins came over St. John’s (April 6) and Providence (March 16).
The Scarlet Knights are 0-15 all-time against the Hoyas in a series dating back to 1999. Last season, Rutgers dropped a 13-8 contest to Georgetown on the road (April 27).
The Hoyas are second in the conference in ground balls (31.15/g) and penalty killing percentage (.667). Georgetown is third in the league in caused turnovers per game (7.85).
GU is led individually by Reilly O’Connor, who tops the team in goals (22), assists (21) and points (43). He ranks third in the BIG EAST in assists per game and fourth in points per game.
Scarlet Knights Fall to No. 7/6 Duke
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 7/6 Duke, 16-7, at Yurcak Field on Saturday night. Redshirt junior Anthony Terranova (Flemington, N.J.) led the Scarlet Knights, tallying two goals and one assist in the contest. Junior D Nick Contino (Branchburg, N.J.) tied his career high in both caused turnovers and ground balls, with four of each in the game. Freshman GK Kris Alleyne (New City, N.Y.) made 20 saves, the second best performance of his career.
Rutgers is set to honor seven seniors on Saturday night: M Alex Ball, D Ed Bartleson, GK Rudy Butler, A Duncan Clancy, D Dan Ingraldi, D Steve Shemesh and D Chris Zybrick.
Redshirt junior M Anthony Terranova (Flemington, N.J.) has come on of late, posting six of his 11 goals in the season in the past two games. Most recently, he scored two goals and tallied one assist against Duke (April 20). He had a career day at Syracuse (April 13), notching a personal-high four goals while tallying one assist for a career-best five points. His previous high in both categories was two. The midfielder also collected a personal-best seven ground balls, shattering his previous mark of four. He now has nine goals this season, with four coming against the Orange.
Facing Off Among the Nation’s Best
Sophomore Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) has been dominant in faceoffs all season, ranking fifth in the country (as of April 22) and first in the BIG EAST with a mark of .631 percent. The specialist is 210-333 this season. He has notched 319 faceoff wins in 539 attempts in two seasons.
Bank on Bieda
Freshman A Scott Bieda (Bridgewater, N.J.) has been on a hot streak lately and tallied a career-high three goals against Providence (March 30). At Syracuse (April 13), he tied his career-best performance with three points (one goal, two assists). Bieda also collected a career-high three ground balls against the Orange. He has notched one point in each of the last seven games and has totaled eight multi-point games.
The Klimchak Attack
Junior A Scott Klimchak (Clark, N.J.) has been on a roll in his past 12 games, scoring 29 of his 30 goals this season and posting all six of his assists. He has eight multi-point games this season. The junior attackman ranks first on the team with 30 goals and leads the squad with 36 points. He ranks fifth in the BIG EAST with a 2.14 goals per game average.
RU in the NCAA
The Scarlet Knights ranked tied for 35th in goals per game (9.86) and 32nd in points per game (15.79) in the nation as of April 22.
RU in the BIG EAST
Rutgers is third in ground balls (30.43/g), first in saves per game (13.93), first in save percentage (.557) and first in faceoff percentage (.622).
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