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Jake Boudreau had a career day, scoring a personal-best seven goals and dishing out three assists for 10 points. His performance ties him with Ryan Smith for second all-time in points in a single game.
Three of Boudreau’s points came midway through the first half as he scored back to back goals before assisting on a Taggart Clark man-up score to help the Colonials claw back from a 6-2 hole and help make it a one-goal, 11-10, game at the half.. However, it was his late-game heroics that mattered the most.
Down 15-14 after a pair of consecutive scores from Carson Moyer and Josh Stout to give Utah some juice, Boudreau found the back of the net to tie things up once more. It was his third second-half score and second game-tying score up until that point. But he wasn’t done just yet.
After assisting a man-up score from Corson Kealey, Boudreau received the pass from Taggart Clark, wound up from 13 yards out, and put one past Zion Dechesere with 55 seconds remaining to force overtime.
Utah won the ensuing faceoff, and out of a timeout, got off one last shot to try and end things in regulation. However, Ben Savick was there for his eighth save on the day to make sure extra lacrosse was needed to decide this contest.
Elliot Holden put an end to the contest, scoring the overtime game-winner with 2:16 left in the extra frame to send Robert Morris back to Moon Township, Pa. with the 18-17 victory and as ASUN champions.
Taggart Clark (4G/3A) also chipped in greatly for the Colonials’ offense, ending the day with seven points. Steven Dellemonache went 13-for-18 (72%) at the faceoff dot.
Josh Stout (2G/5A), MJ McMahon (3G/4A), and Tyler Bradbury (3G/4A) each had seven points for Utah.