Glesener Nets Four, as Rutgers Drops Decision to Army

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 9, 2013) Despite a balanced scoring attack, Rutgers (2-5) fell to Army (4-2) Saturday afternoon at the RU Turf Field by a score of 10-8.

Sophomore FO Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) won 14 of 21 faceoffs, including all nine in the first half, and junior A Nick DePaolera (Kinnelon, N.J.) led the charge offensively for the Scarlet Knights with two goals. Junior M Ben Schwing (Medford, N.J.) dished out two helpers in the loss.

Defensively, freshman goalie Kris Alleyne (New City, N.Y.) stopped 13 shots, but drops to 2-5 on the season. The Black Knights were led by John Glesener with five points on four goals and an assist and Garrett Thul with two goals.

After trading goals to begin the contest, Army spurted off the next three to take a 4-1 lead with just under eight minutes to play in the second quarter. Rutgers answered before the half, as DePaolera and junior A Scott Klimchak (Clark, N.J.) each found the back of the net. RU trailed by one, 4-3, at the break.

After Army posted three of the first four goals coming out of the break, Rutgers answered with a 3-1 spurt of their own to come within one, 8-7, with just under nine minutes to play. Sophomore M Brian Goss (Arlington Heights, Ill.) stated the run off a pass from Schwing. Freshman M Jacob Coretti (E. Grand Rapids, Mich.) notched an unassisted score and Rich Rambo (Glendale, Pa.) corralled a pass from Klimchak to end the rally.

RU would come within one again at the 6:54 mark, as DePaolera buried a shot, but Army would score its final tally to account for the final score.

The Scarlet Knights begin Big East play on the road next weekend at St. John's. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at DaSilva Memorial Field.

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Sophomore attackman John Glesener led all players with a career-high four goals as Army edged Rutgers, 10-8, on Saturday afternoon at the RU Stadium Complex. A back-and-forth contest all afternoon, Glesener scored a clutch insurance goal with 1:31 remaining to clinch the Black Knights' fourth victory of the season.

In the 66th-straight meeting between the two programs, Army (4-2) out-shot Rutgers (2-5) 41-28 and scored two man-up goals en route to the win. Senior attackman Garrett Thul netted a pair of scores in his home state, while Alex Newsome, Pat Brennan, Alex Van Krevel and Matt Ghidotti each scored single goals. Glesener was one of seven Black Knights with one assist apiece.

Earning a second consecutive victory, the Black Knights scored four of the first five goals of the game to build a 4-1 lead midway through the second quarter. The Scarlet Knights scored twice in the final three minutes of the half to pull within 4-3 at intermission. Army scored a game-high four goals in the third quarter and led 8-6 on a Thul goal with 20 seconds left in the quarter. The teams traded goals a combined four goals in the fourth quarter, including Glesener's clutch goal and a timely face-off win for rookie Alex Daly to keep possession and keep the ball out of Rutgers' stick.

Sophomore goalkeeper Sam Somers made nine saves in his third win of the season. The Black Knight defense caused 11 of Rutgers' 17 turnovers, including a career-high four CTs from junior close defenseman Pat Hart. Defensive middies A.J. Canara and Al DeStefano added two apiece.

Rutgers rookie Kris Alleyne made 13 saves to anchor the Scarlet Knights defense, while Nick Depaolera netted a team-high two goals.

Thul opened the scoring with his 142nd career goal, taking a pass from Newsome in transition just 2:57 into the game. The Scarlet Knights' Steve DiGiovanni leveled the score at 1-1 less than one minute later. The Black Knights retaliated with back-to-back goals from x as Glesener (9:42) and Newsome (3:01) both found the goal. Freshman attackman Connor Cook assisted on Newsome's lone goal of the game.

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