KEENE, N.H.--During the summer of 2019, the Keene State College Department of Athletics and Recreation will review some of the top moments of the recently ended school year, celebrating the achievements of our student-athletes and teams.
At No. 3, another season of dominance for the Keene State men's lacrosse team.
After another undefeated campaign in the Little East Conference, the Owls secured the No. 1 seed with a 22-3 thumping of Western Connecticut State University. KSC completed a perfect conference slate with a 23-11 win over Southern Maine in the regular season finale, giving the Owls the right to host the semifinals and finals of the conference tournament.
In the semifinals against UMass Dartmouth, the Owls fell behind 5-2 but held the Corsairs to two goals the rest of the way while scoring 16 of their own en route to an 18-7 win. Joe Nutting and Bobby Carey each scored four times.
Moving on to the final against stateside foe Plymouth State, the Owls struck early and often, going up 5-1 after the first quarter and 14-2 at halftime. Tournament Most Outstanding Player Connor Nolan scored a team high six goals, while Carey, Nutting, Jordan Caito, and Dave Wiedenfeld each scored two. Wiedenfeld also set the single season mark for assists in the game, beating his own mark that he had shared with Bryan Rotatori and Griffin Meehan.
Keene State ultimately triumphed 24-10, securing their sixth straight LEC tournament title. The Owls would advance to the NCAA tournament, where KSC nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in school history, leading No. 5 Williams 9-7 late in the third quarter before the Ephs pulled away for the win.