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Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse Welcomes Princeton Tuesday
Game set to be broadcast on RVision
  • Posted on April 08, 2013 2:38:12 PM
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  • GAME 12 - RUTGERS (2-9, 0-4 BIG EAST) vs. No. 9/10 PRINCETON (6-3, 2-1 Ivy League)
    Tuesday April 9   7 p.m.  RVision Yurcak Field Piscataway, N.J.


    Record: 2-9, 0-4 BIG EAST
    Ranking: NR/NR (IL Media/USILA Coaches)
    Head Coach: Brian Brecht (Springfield, ‘95)
    Career Record: 73-67 (Ninth season)
    Record at RU: 8-18 (Second season)

    Statistical Leaders
    Goals: Scott Klimchak - 24
    Assists: Nick DePaolera - 14
    Points: DePaolera, Klimchak - 30
    GBs: Joseph Nardella - 98
    Saves: Kris Alleyne – 143

    Record: 6-3, 2-1 Ivy League
    Ranking: 9/10 (IL Media/USILA Coaches)
    Head Coach: Chris Bates (Dartmouth, ‘90)
    Career Record: 102-92 (14th season)
    Record at Princeton: 32-21 (Fourth season)

    Statistical Leaders
    Goals: MacDonald, Froccaro - 24
    Assists: Tom Schreiber - 19
    Points: Tom Schreiber - 37
    GBs: Derick Raabe - 41
    Saves: Matt O’Connor – 87

    Facing Off
    The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team (2-9, 0-4 BIG EAST) returns to Piscataway, N.J., for its ninth home game of the season. The Scarlet Knights host No. 9/10 Princeton on Tuesday, April 9 at Yurcak Field at 7 p.m. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on RVision, presented by AT&T. Rutgers holds a 29-58-3 record all-time against the Tigers.

    Scouting the Princeton Tigers
    The No. 9/10 Tigers hold a 6-3 record in 2013, including a 2-1 mark in the Ivy League. Most recently, Princeton fell to BIG EAST opponent Syracuse, 13-12, on April 6. The Tigers also faced Villanova, another BIG EAST team, on March 5, picking up a 14-11 victory.

    Rutgers is 29-58-3 all-time against Princeton in a series that dates back to 1922. The Tigers have won the last seven matchups between the two teams, including a 13-4 win on April 10 of last season.

    Princeton is currently fourth in the Ivy League in assists per game (7.56) and second in goals per game (12.44). The Tigers’ assists per game rank fifth in the nation, while their goals per game are currently eighth.

    Individually, Princeton is led by M Tom Schreiber, who leads the team with 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) and ranks 13th in the country in points per game (4.00).  His younger sister, Chrissy, is a freshman on Rutgers’ women’s lacrosse team.

    Rutgers Drops 11-9 Game to Villanova
    Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to BIG EAST foe Villanova, 11-9, in Villanova, Pa.,  on April 6. The Scarlet Knights were led by sophomore A Brian Goss (Arlington Heights, Ill.), who totaled one goal and two assists, and redshirt junior M Matt Klimchak (Clark, N.J.), who recorded a hat trick with three goals.

    Collecting Them All
    Sophomore FO Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) collected eight ground balls at Villanova (April 6), leaving him with a team-high 98 on the season, two shy of the century mark. He is also third in the country (first in the BIG EAST) as of April 8, collecting an average of 8.91 ground balls per game.

    Oh My Goss
    Sophomore A Brian Goss (Arlington Heights, Ill.) is coming off a one-goal, two-assist game at Villanova (April 6). In the same game, he tied career-highs in ground balls (three) and caused turnovers (one). He has four multi-point games this season.

    Hat Trick for Matt Klimchak
    Redshirt junior M Matt Klimchak (Clark, N.J.) notched his first multi-point game of the season in the form of a hat trick against Villanova (April 6).

    Giving it his All-eyne
    Freshman GK Kris Alleyne (New City, N.Y.) has been solid between the posts for RU this season, receiving two BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll spots this season. He currently holds a 9.14 GAA, ranked 21st in the NCAA (as of April 8). His .611 save percentage is fifth in the nation (second in BIG EAST) as of April 8. His 13.00 saves per game are first in the BIG EAST and tied for seventh in the nation.

    Facing Off Among the Nation’s Best
    Sophomore Joseph Nardella (Cazenovia, N.Y.) has been dominant in the faceoff circle all season, ranking third in the country (April 8) and first in the BIG EAST with a mark of .664 percent. The specialist is 174-262 this season.

    The Klimchak Attack
    Junior A Scott Klimchak (Clark, N.J.) has been on a roll in his past nine games, scoring 22 of his 24 goals this season and posting all six of his assists. He has six multi-point games this season. The junior attackman ranks first on the team with 24 goals and tied for first with 30 points. He ranks fourth in the BIG EAST with a 2.18 goals per game average.

    Contino Causing Turnovers
    Junior D Nick Contino (Branchburg, N.J.) leads the team with 14 caused turnovers in 2013, including a career-high tying four against Army on March 9.

    RU in the NCAA
    The Scarlet Knights ranked tied for 27th in goals per game (10.18) and tied for 29th in points per game (16.27) in the nation as of April 8.

    RU in the BIG EAST
    Rutgers is second in ground balls (30.55/g), first in saves per game (14.18), first in save percentage (.578) and first in faceoff percentage (.660).

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers men’s lacrosse, follow the program and Brecht on Twitter (@RUMLax and @RUlaxCoach) and Facebook. Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along withwww.ScarletKnights.com.

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