Owls Remain Perfect in LEC Play with 23-3 Victory over UMass Boston

Owls Remain Perfect in LEC Play with 23-3 Victory over UMass Boston

KEENE, N.H. 4/19/11 – Fifteen different Owls hit the scoring column, as the Keene State College men's lacrosse team dropped the UMass-Boston Beacons 23-3 on Tuesday night at Owl Athletic Complex in Little East Conference action.

The Owls, who have won six in a row, remain a perfect 4-0 in conference play and improve to 9-2 on the season, while the Beacons drop to 4-8 on the season and remain winless in league action at 0-4.

KSC stormed out to a 6-1 lead by the end of the first quarter. Junior attacker Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.) scored three times and assisted on another strike to fuel the Owl offense. Freshman midfielder Grady Wick (Newton, Mass.) scored the lone UMass Boston goal at the 6:48 mark of the first stanza.

Keene State added to their lead in the second period, outscoring the Beacons 7-1 in the period for the 13-2 lead heading into the half. Juniors Jonathan Rodrick (Plaistow, N.H.) and Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) each tallied a goal and an assist in the run.

In the second half, KSC added to their lead, beating the Beacons goaltender another 10 times and allowing just one more goal for the 23-3 final.

Schairer finished the game with four goals and two assists to lead all scorers. Sophomores Kyle Lasher (Norfolk, Mass.) and Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.) each tallied four points for the Owls in the victory. Jette finished with two assists and two goals, while Lasher scored a career-high three goals and dished out a helper. Three other Owls had a multiple point game, including midfielder Bryan Briggs (Concord, N.H.) with his first career two-goal game. The freshman also went five-for-six for KSC on the face-offs.

Freshman Dean Driscoll (Cohasset, Mass.) had two goals to lead UMass Boston.

Sophomore midfielder Billy Ries (Putnam Valley, N.Y.) went eight-for-15 for the Owls in face-offs, while Beacon freshman John Perro (Northbridge, Mass.) went 10-for-20 in the circle.

The Owls outshot UMass Boston 61-31 and won 16-of-29 face-offs. KSC was also better in man-up situations, going six-for-11 while allowing just one goal on seven tries for the Beacons.

Sophomore Jason Lesser (Brewster, N.Y.) and freshman Sean Brady (Franklin, Mass.) split time in net for the Owls. Lesser allowed two goals and made two stops in the first half, while Brady made four saves and allowed just one goal in the second stanza. Junior goalkeeper Anthony Fitti (Havertown, Penn.) allowed 23 goals and made 15 saves in between the pipes for the Beacons.

The Owls return to action this Saturday with a road conference game at Southern Maine at 3 p.m. UMass Boston  plays next on Thursday with a home game against Curry at 3 p.m.