Rutgers Downs Manhattan in Season Opener

Out of the break, Rutgers added to their advantage when Depaolera scored 15 seconds into the third. The Jaspers would then begin their march towards a comeback. Marcel Godino started the scoring with an unassisted goal, his first of the season. Senior Tyler Jarvis would follow, finishing a feed from Brett Madarasz to cut the gap to 7-3.

After Manhattan forced a Scarlet Knight turnover, Andrew Hurst worked his way around the cage and buried a shot to make it a three goal deficit. The Jaspers would get just a little closer when Godino fed Jarvis for his second goal of the game with 7:11 remaining in the third.

However, it would not be enough to overcome the Knights as Rutgers would go on to score eight of the final nine goals in the game. Long-stick midfielder Sean McMahon would score the only other goal for the Jaspers with 10:05 remaining in the fourth. Rutgers' DePaolera finished with a game-high five goals, as nine different Knights scored. Manhattan was led by Jarvis' two goals. Godino also finished the game with two points, including an assist.

In his first start of the season, Wiatrak saved 17 shots while Alleyne made 13 for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights dominated the faceoff winning 22 of 25, while picking up 28 ground balls compared to the Jaspers 14. Both teams man-down defense held strong as each squad was 0-2 on the extra-man opportunity. Manhattan was 15-16 on the clear while Rutgers was 18-18 in their attempts.

The Jaspers continue their season as they travel to West Point, N.Y. on Wed. Feb. 13, when they take on Army.

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