Tigers tie Gulls in final seconds, take National Title in overtime

HARTFORD, Conn. – Salisbury’s dreams of a national title in Division-III men’s lacrosse were dashed in heartbreaking fashion Sunday night in Hartford, Connecticut. The RIT Tigers took home the championship by a final of 15-14 in double overtime.

RIT took a 9-7 lead into halftime, but the Gulls roared back, scoring five of the next six goals, taking a 2-goal lead early in the fourth.

Jarrett Bromwell put the Gulls ahead 14-13 with 7:13 remaining, and that remained the score until the final seconds.

The Tigers got one final possession in the final 20 seconds, and capitalized on an odd-man rush.

Ryan Barnable ended the game in double overtime, clinching the first national title in RIT program history.

Salisbury outshot RIT, 41-39 won ground balls, 38-37, , forced 19 turnovers to their 13 giveaways, and won 17 faceoffs to RIT’s 15.

Bromwell tied the Division-III tournament scoring record, tallying three goals. He finishes with 21 goals in the 2021 tournament.

Griffin Moroney led the team with five goals.

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