The Monmouth men's lacrosse team outscored No. 16 Villanova 5-3 in the fourth quarter to win 12-10 Saturday in the season-opener for both teams at Villanova Stadium.
The victory gave the Hawks their first victory over a ranked opponent in program history.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead before Monmouth responded with four of the next five goals to tie the game at 4-4 midway through the second quarter. Monmouth faced a 6-on-4 man-down situation and killed off the penalties before senior Chris Daly scored the second of his two goals as part of a 3-0 run.
With the game tied at 7 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Hawks took their first lead when Tyler Keen completed his...