March 22, 2016
Joe Lomeli notched four points in NJIT's 10-7 win over Dartmouth on Tuesday. (NJIT Athletics)
Joe Lomeli notched four points in NJIT's 10-7 win over Dartmouth on Tuesday. (NJIT Athletics)

NJIT Wins First Game in Program History

from LaxMagazine.com Staff Reports | Twitter

HANOVER, N.H. — Second-year program NJIT earned its first ever win, 10-7 over Dartmouth on Tuesday afternoon.

Highlanders goalie Nick Marzullo made 14 saves. Joe Lomeli scored two goals with two assists, midfielder Ryan Callaghan, a Detroit transfer, notched three goals, Aaron Foster had a goal and three assists and Ryan Bradway also had a goal with two assists.

NJIT had lost its first 21 games and reached double-digit goals just one other time, scoring 10 against Vermont in its third game of its inaugural 2015 season.

The Highlanders (1-9) trailed 6-4 after a Wiley Osborne goal — one of his six — eight seconds into the second half. NJIT scored six straight to take a 8-6 lead with 5:39 left in the fourth quarter.

Callaghan scored all three of his goals during the run and NJIT scored on every shot in put on cage in the second half. It took just 11 total shots in the final 30 minutes.

Dartmouth (1-5) was coming off a one-goal win against Michigan on Saturday. Overall, the Big Green outshot NJIT 41-25 and won 15 of 20 faceoffs.

NJIT put 15 of its 25 shots on goal. The Highlanders, coached by former Mt. St. Mary's assistant Travis Johnson, is one of two NCAA Division I men's independents. Hampton is the other.


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