KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State men's lacrosse team fell to Skidmore on Tuesday afternoon at the Owl Athletic Complex in a non-conference game.
- Keene State: 3-4, 0-0 LEC
- Skidmore: 4-5, 0-2 LL
How It Happened
The Thoroughbreds took a one-goal lead just 1:03 into the game as Jason Shlonsky connected with Brendan Halloran, before the duo tacked on another one with 5:39 to double their advantage. With 1:05 remaining in the first quarter, senior Jon Nassif broke through to give the Owls their first goal of the game, followed by a strike from Hunter Arnold just 19 seconds later to bring Keene State even with Skidmore at the end of one.
The second quarter opened with four straight goals by the Thoroughbreds to give the visitors a four-point lead, before the Owls answered with four goals in the final 5:27 on the stanza. Sophomore Connor Nolan combined with Nassif, Arnold and senior Paul Beling to bring Keene State within one, before Beling tallied an unassisted goal to push the score to six all going into the break.
It was back and forth again in the third quarter, as Skidmore netted the first two goals for a two-point lead, before junior Charles Molloy IV connected with Nassif to keep Keene State within striking distance. After the Thoroughbreds extended their lead back to two, the Owls knocked down two consecutive goals from Beling and another from Nassif, off a feed from sophomore Dave Weidenfeld.
After the third and final tie of the game, Skidmore outscored Keene State 4-1 in the final quarter to maintain a 13-10 lead as time expired.
Inside the Crease
- Nassif scored a season-high four goals with four ground balls for the Owls, while Nolan added three assists. Arnold recorded two goals, four ground balls and one caused turnover, as Molloy picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers.
- For the Thoroughbreds, Garrett Munck scored three goals and added three assists with three ground balls, followed by three goals and one assist from Halloran.
- In goal, senior Mathew Howe made 10 saves in the loss, while Dylan Fleishmann registered 13 saves in the win.
- The Owls outshot the Thoroughbreds, 40-33, while Skidmore held a slight 31-27 advantage in ground balls.
- Keene State opens up Little East Conference (LEC) play on Friday with a matchup at Eastern Connecticut State, beginning at noon.