Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/15/14
Junior Colin Joka (Plymouth Whitemarsh) scored an amazing seven goals Friday night as the Marist men’s lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 MAAC) defeated host Stony Brook (0-1, 0-0 AE) in its 2014 season opener, 13-12. The Red Foxes have won the last three straight contests against the Seawolves under head coach Keegan Wilkinson (St. Joseph’s University).
Joka scored his first at the 4:48 mark in the first quarter as Marist took a 2-1 lead to close the first period.
Stony Brook opened up the second quarter with back-to-back goals to take a 3-2 lead with 10:55 to play in the second period. Seconds later, at the 10:17 mark, Joka locked the game back at three with his second goal of the night. The Seawolves went back on top 4-3 at the 8:55 mark with a goal by Mike Rooney.
Stony Brook took a 5-4 edge with 8:02 left in the second quarter. The Stony Brook lead was short lived as Joka drilled two-consecutive, his third and fourth, unassisted goals to take a 6-5 lead at the 4:55 mark.
The game was 9-9 in the third period when Joka knocked down his fifth goal of the night in a remarkable behind-the-back shot. Two straight goals by Joka, his sixth and seventh of the game, gave Marist a 13-10 lead to close the third period.
Joka scored five goals in all of 2013 after scoring 15 as a freshman.
Jimmy Murphy (Hatboro-Horsham) had two groundballs and a caused turnover for Marist.
Michigan 20, Mercer 7
Robbie Zonino (Conestoga) posted 13 saves in goal and Dan Kinek (Emmaus) scored two goals while adding two groundballs and a caused turnover for the host Wolverines.
Navy 21, Campbell 2
Aimee Gennaro (Archbishop Carroll) had four goals and two assists to help the Mids roll.