OWLS ROLL OVER BEACONS 15-6

The Owls erupted to an early 8-0 lead easily beating UMass Boston Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Ryan McKernan
The Owls erupted to an early 8-0 lead easily beating UMass Boston Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Ryan McKernan

KEENE, N.H.  4/14/09 - Keene State College defeated UMass-Boston 15-6 in Little East Conference men's lacrosse action at Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday.

The Owls (5-3, 3-1 LEC) jumped out to an 8-0 lead after the first quarter and led 10-1 at the half.  KSC began the game by netting three quick goals in the first two minutes of play.   Senior midfielder Casey Brodersen (Derry, N.H.) scored a pair of goals 40 seconds apart to make it 2-0.  Following a steal, senior attack Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) fed freshman Griffin Meehan who gave the Owls a 3-0 lead at the 13:04 mark.  Senior attack Rodney Arganese (Trumbull, Conn.) completed the uprising by scoring in the final second of play.

KSC tacked on five more goals the rest of the quarter, two by Santa Fe.

"Our starting group played really well and banged in eight goals in the first quarter," said KSC Coach Mark Theriault.  "We could have scored a lot more goals, but it was nice to get everyone in and give the guys some experience."

Keene State got goals from 12 different players with junior attack Dax Greene (Westborough, Mass.), Brodersen, and Santa Fe each netting a pair.

UMass-Boston (1-8, 0-4 LEC) got two goals from sophomore attack John Canty (Milton, Mass.) and single goals from junior midfielders Dale Nunn (Hillsborough, N.J.) and Al Craven (Milton, Mass.), junior attack Aaron Pollack (Belmont, Mass.), and senior defenseman Matt Dunn (Milton, Mass.).

Making his first start in goal, freshman David Brochu (Derry, N.H.) made eight saves.  Freshman Kevin LeSage (Exeter, N.H.) took over in the second half and stopped four shots.

UMB freshman goalie Anthony Fitti (Havertown, Pa.) finished the game with seven saves.

Keene State plays its remaining three regular season games on the road, starting at Western Conn. on Saturday.  UMass-Boston travels to Eastern Conn. on Saturday.