Delaware with offensive fourth quarter post a 17-9 win. Delaware showed exactly why they are known as the Fightin Blue Hens when they had an overwhelming final stanza to smother the Fairfield Stags. 17-9. 9 of the final 11 goals were posted by Delaware who witnessed a record-tying day by Tye Kurtz. Kurtzposted 11 points to tie Delaware and lacrosse legend, John Grant Jr. for most points in a single game.
The contest featured no fewer than five EMO goals. The game was started with a minute thirty played with a Cam Acchione (3g) tally to give Delaware the early advantage. Mike Robinson would set up Tye Kurtz (5g,6a) who assisted on first Delaware to get it to 2-0.
Fairfield would go a roll thanks to, Shane Osborne (1g), Matt Chiastawa (2g,2a), and a man-up goal from Taylor Strough and like that, the Stags seized a 3-2 lead. Kurtz added a pair to complete his first-period hat trick and end the stanza with Delaware in front, 4-3.
The Blue Hens run would carry over to the second quarter. Mike Robinson (4g,2a) and Charlie Kitchen (5g,2a) pushing the advantage to 6-3. Frankie Labetti (1g) and Strough closed the Delaware lead to 6-5 before Robinson checked in again to close the half at 7-5. At 14:12, Robinson increased things to 8-5 but was quickly matched by a Stags flurry.
Patrick Drake (1g), another man up from Strough followed by Travis Ford getting his only on the day, knotted it up at 8-8. At this point, Delaware dimmed the lights and called, “the last call”. Kurtz and a man-up tally from Acchione propelled the home team to a 10-8 lead.
Fairfield had some fight left and got it to within one goal with a Chiastawa marker. At that point, the Blue Hens went to roost. Kurtz hit Kitchen on yet another man-up goal and Kirchen returned the favor, setting up Kurtz to end the third with the Hens squawking, 12-9.
The final stanza would result in a Delaware deluge. A pair from Kitchen, singles from Acchione and Robinson and a final net bender from Kitchen ended it at 17-9. Delaware with offensive fourth quarter post a win.
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