Esports

Marywood Outlasts Bryant to Reach Rocket League Finals

Scranton, Pa. — Marywood University advanced to the NECC Rocket League championship game in its inaugural esports season. The third-seeded Pacers defeated No. 7 Bryant University (Gold) in a thrilling 3-2 victory to reach the Emergents Yellow division final.

Marywood will take on top-seeded New England College on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The best-of-seven match will be available to watch on the Marywood esports Twitch channel and marywoodpacers.com.

Trailing by one game, the Pacers emerged with two straight victories to defeat the Bulldogs in a deciding fifth set.

In the fifth and final game, Marywood shut out Bryant 3-0 behind a defensive effort by James Marsh and Kyle Jenkins. Marsh scored a team-high 626 points for the match with two goals and an assist with three saves. Jenkins made a pair of saves.

With a 2-1 deficit, Marywood evened the score with a 3-2 victory in the fourth. The Pacers delivered 12 shots and were able to get past a Bryant defense that tallied seven saves. All three Marywood players scored in the match-saving win.

The Pacers were unable to score in each of their losses. Bryan won the first game 2-0 and took the third game with a 1-0 decision.

Marywood evened the match in the second with a 4-1 win. Marsh tallied 527 points on two goals and an assist. Jenkins finished with a brace for 424 points.

In the regular season between Marywood and New England, the Pacers defeated the Pilgrims by a 3-1 score.

Starting Lineup for the match: Jacob Lutsky (Jakenator1212), Kyle Jenkins (Kyello366), James Marsh (JMarsh)

Players Mentioned

Kyle  Jenkins

Kyle Jenkins

RL
Freshman
ASM366

Jacob Lutsky

Jacob Lutsky

RL
Senior
Jakenator

Players Mentioned

Source: https://marywoodpacers.com/news/2021/12/2/esports-marywood-outlasts-bryant-to-reach-rocket-league-finals.aspx

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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