KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State men's lacrosse team won its fifth-consecutive victory with a 22-3 win over the University of Massachusetts Boston on Saturday afternoon at the Owl Athletic Complex in Little East Conference (LEC) action.
- Keene State: 8-3, 3-0 LEC
- UMass Boston: 4-7, 2-1 LEC
How It Happened
Senior Robert Hart and junior Hunter Arnold each tallied three goals for the Owls, while Hart added one helper. Senior Bryan Rotatori chipped in two goals with one assist, while freshman Alex Faubert and sophomore Bobby Carey record two goals apiece.
Kroy Arnold led the way for the Beacons with a three-point performance of one goal and two assists, followed by Calvin Lee with one goal and one assist, as Eric Wollrath tallied one goal.
Fifteen different Owls scored in the start to finish win, as Reilly connected with junior J.J. Downey to get on the board in the first five minutes of play and to begin a run of eight straight goals, with Keene State closing out the first quarter on top 8-0.
K. Arnold notched the first goal for the Beacons off a pass from Lee, but the Owls continued to push their lead by knocking down four unanswered goals, led by two unassisted goals from Rotatori. UMass Boston tallied the final goal of the second stanza, as K. Arnold connected with Wollrath, but Keene State went into halftime holding a 12-2 advantage.
The Owls continued to extend their lead with three goals, while blanking the Beacons, in the third quarter for a score of 15-2, Keene State, moving into the fourth stanza. Keene State scored the first six goals of the quarter to push the score to 21-2, before UMass Boston scored their third and final goal. The Owls would tack on one more to earn the 22-3 conference win, as senior Curt Serafini set up Carey for the final tally.
Inside the Crease
- The Owls held a dominating 48-27 advantage in ground balls and forced 27 Beacon turnovers. The Keene State also outshot UMass Boston 62-10, including 21-1 in the opening quarter.
- Junior Mat Howe picked up the win with one save in 27:16 minutes, as freshman J.J. Tinney, Jeff Bernard and Cameron Eddy all saw time between the pipes. For the Beacons, Alex Surette registered 17 saves in 46:00 minutes, while Nick Passalugo recorded four saves to close out the contest.
- With his one assist of the day, Rotatori registered his 100th-career assist, having tallied his 10tth-career goal earlier in the week against Bowdoin, and also picked up game-high eight ground balls.
- Keene State will remain home at the Owl Athletic Complex and host Plymouth State on Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m. for a LEC contest.
- UMass Darmouth will welcome UMass Boston on Wednesday, April 19th at 3:30 p.m.