ORLANDO, FLA. 3/19/09 - The Keene State men's lacrosse team lost to Geneseo (N.Y.) State in a battle of nationally ranked teams in Orlando, Florida on Thursday.
Geneseo, ranked 27th in the latest USILA Coaches poll, improves to 3-1 while Keene State (2-1), ranked #30, suffered its first loss of the season.
Senior Mike Cintineo scored five of his game-high seven goals in a row, spanning 11 minutes of the second and third quarters to break the game open for Geneseo.
Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) and Casey Brodersen (Derry, N.H.) each had two goals and Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) dished out four assists to lead the Owls.
"They're a small and shifty team," said KSC Coach Mark Theriault about the Knights. "We had a hard time with getting possession and spent a lot of time on defense. We also hurt ourselves with penalties."
Keene State sophomore goalie Alec Corliss (Waltham, Mass.) was a busy man between the pipes, facing 32 shots and making 20 saves.
Senior Dennis Costanza made 11 saves and allowed five goals over 53:30 in posting the win for Geneseo, while first year Noah Berg allowed one goal and made one save over the final 6:30.
The Owls return from their spring week trip on Friday and play at Bowdoin College on March 25.