February 16, 2013

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Crampton, Air Force Ground Rutgers

from press release

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Led by junior Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.), the Air Force lacrosse team picked up an 11-9 victory over Rutgers Saturday afternoon at the RU Stadium Complex.

Crampton registered three goals and an assist to push the Falcons to their first victory over the Scarlet Knights since 1995. Meanwhile, Keith Dreyer (So., Malvern, Pa.) added a goal and two assists.

Rutgers (1-1) notched the first goal of the game, just over a minute and a half into the opening period. However, Air Force (2-1) responded with four straight scores, including back-to-back tallies from Crampton and the first career goal from freshman Brenden Coleman (Doylestown, Pa.) to take a 4-1 advantage with 3:21 left in the first quarter. Meanwhile, the Scarlet Knights got back on the board with three seconds on the clock to bring the score to 4-2 at the end of the opening stanza.

The Falcons added goals from Marcus Walker (Jr., Denver, Colo.) and Crampton to push their margin to four goals, but Rutgers closed the first half with a pair of scores in the final 90 seconds. The Scarlet Knights continued their comeback in the third period, tallying the first two goals of the quarter to tie the score at 6-6 with 12:44 on the clock. Air Force answered with the next two scores, getting goals from Kyle Cassady (Jr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) and Christopher Allen (Fr., Hillsborough, N.J.) to take an 8-6 advantage into the final period.


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