SALEM, Mass. - The Keene State men's lacrosse program cruised past Salem State, 20-3, in Little East Conference (LEC) action on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
- Keene State: 6-4, 3-0 LEC
- Salem State: 3-8, 0-3 LEC
How It Happened
Senior Jon Nassif found the back of the net early off a feed from sophomore Dave Wiedenfeld at the 11:33 mark, but Charlie Bourgeois scored an unassisted tally fourty seconds later to tie the score up at one. The Owls closed out the stanza with three unanswered goals to hold a 4-1 edge, before netting three more goals to begin the second quarter and to extend their lead to 7-1 at the 10:05 mark. Salem State's Jack Feeney finished off a pass from Craig Deney to bring the Vikings within five, but back-to-back goals from senior Hunter Arnold pushed the score to 10-2, Keene State. The Owls would score three more from senior Paul Beling, sophomore Connor Nolan and Arnold as time expired in the second quarter to give Keene State 12-2 advantage at the break.
Keene State tallied two goals to open the third quarter, before Bourgeois netted his second goal of the game for the Salem State. The Owls continued to press offensively, as Keene State tallied the final six goals off the sticks of five different players.
Inside the Crease
- Arnold led all players with five goals, followed by four goals from Nassif and three goals with one assist from Nolan. Freshman Matthew Lemke went 16-for-19 from the face-off 'x' and grabbed a game-high 10 ground balls. Junior Steve Hamel collected five ground balls and caused four turnovers, while Charles Molloy IV grabbed two ground balls and caused four turnovers.
- For the Vikings, Bourgeois netted two goals, while Feeney added one goal. Zach Lerose picked up a team-high four ground balls.
- Senior Mathew Howe made six saves in 39:13, followed by one save apiece from freshman Chase Chamberlin, sophomore JJ Tinney, and sophomore Cameron Eddy.
- Keene State outshot Salem State, 65-22, and held the edge in ground balls, 49-24.
- The Owls will take on Plymouth State on Wednesday, April 18th in a LEC contest, beginning at 4:00 p.m.