Santa Margarita alums Eric Rubak (’16) and Matt Ury (Santa Margarita ’18) helped Bellarmine University edge Mercer 9-7 in the first college lacrosse game in 327 days.
Rubak started at defense for the Knights and took control at both ends of the field, finishing the game with two unassisted goals, six groundballs, and three caused turnovers. He scored the first goal of the season for the Knights at the 5:29 mark of the first quarter and then broke a fourth quarter 6-6 tie.
Ury, a redshirt junior LSM, pitched in with a groundball and a caused turnover and was unsuccessful in three faceoff attempts.
Rubak, a graduate student taking advantage of the “eligibility waiver” granted by the NCAA to athletes affected by last season’s cancellations, is wrapping up an impressive college career. He was a two-time captain and a consistent team leader in groundballs and caused turnovers who was able to contribute at both ends of the field.
Rubak and Ury will be back in action when the Knights host Utah next Saturday (February 6).