April 17, 2014

Owls Win Fourth Straight With 19-10 Win Over UMass-Boston

BOSTON, Mass. - Five straight goals to open the fourth quarter propelled the Keene State College Men's Lacrosse team to a 19-10 victory on the road against UMass Boston. The Owls (5-6, 4-0 LEC) got four goals from sophomore Joe Sialiano, and hat tricks from junior Ryan Hart, sophomore Tyler McKelvie, and freshmen Rob Hart and Tyler Reilly

KSC opened the scoring early when Tyler McKelvie found the back of the net just a minute and 15 seconds into the game. 

UMass (6-7, 1-3 LEC) was able to quickly slam the brakes on Keene, as both teams were held scoreless until the Beacons evened it up with 8:43 remaining in the quarter.

The Owls rounded out the quarter with three straight goals; two from Reilly and one from Hall.

Rotatori got the second quarter off the a quick start, beating the goalie just 38 seconds in on the man-up advantage to bring the score to 5-1 Owls.

Ryan Hart sandwiched a goal between two Beacon markers, but from there on out it was all Keene State.

The Owls proceeded to rip off seven straight goals before the Beacons countered with four straight of their own to bring the score to 13-7 at the end of the third quarter.

Just as they had all game, the Owls started the quarter off quickly with a goal coming under a minute into the fourth quarter, and followed with four more before the clock struck 10 minutes remaining.

Boston outscored the Owls for the remainder of the quarter, but their comeback attempt fell short with the Owls walking away with the 19-10 victory.

Also getting in on the scoring for Keene State were Bryan Rotatori (two goals, one assist) and Jeff Hathaway (one goal). McKelvie also had a game-high three assists.

Beacon midfielder Ryan McGoff scored four goals to lead the Boston attack.

Owl starter Dylan Florian made four saves for the Owls on 11 shots. Eric Palmer relieved Florian and made three saves of his own.

UMass goalie Craig Frehill did all he could for the Beacons, making 16 saves in the loss.

The Owls dominated the faceoff circle, upping UMass 23-9. They also only failed on two clear attempts.

Keene State returns home to take on Southern Maine Saturday at 1:00 PM