M. Lax: Owls Win LEC Opener Over UMD 13-5

'KEENE, N.H. 4/3/05 - Eric Momnie (South Windsor, Conn.) had five goals and two assists and Meade MacKay (Stratham, N.H.) added two goals and five assists to lead Keene State College over UMass-Dartmouth 13-5 in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse game played Sunday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex.


Keene State improves to 2-4 (1-0 LEC) while UMD goes to 2-3 (0-1 LEC).


Taking a 1-0 lead in the first quarter on a goal by Peter Lauranzano (Beverly, Mass.), KSC outscored UMD 5-2 in the second to take a 6-2 halftime lead.  Momnie, , netted three consecutive goals in a span of five minutes in the second quarter.


"We did a good job of figuring out their defense and I was able to get some good shots," said Momnie, who increased his team lead in goals to 23.  "UMass-Dartmouth has traditionally been one of the top teams in the conference, so it was important for us to make a statement with today's win.  We want to win the LEC Championship."


Sean Panora (South Windsor, Conn.) scored three goals, and Greg Gonzalez (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Travis Pedley (Bow, N.H.) added single goals for KSC.


Ryan Grant (Framingham, Mass.) led UMD with a pair of goals.


Matt Johnson (Derry, N.H.) finished with four saves for the Owls while Steve Chase (Boston, Mass.) stopped 18 shots for the Corsairs.


Keene State is off until next Saturday when it travels to UMass-Boston for a 1