SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The Keene State College men's lacrosse team fell to Skidmore College, after a six goal fourth quarter gave the hosts a 14-10 victory at Wachenheim Field.
- Keene State: 2-5
- Skidmore: 3-5
How It Happened
In a back and forth first half, Connor Nolan got on the scoresheet first for the Owls. The Thoroughbreds answered back at the 8:52 mark of the first quarter when Eric Megnia scored on a man-up opportunity. Less than a minute later, Garrett Munck gave Skidmore the lead. Shane Molloy tied things up for KSC off a feed from Dave Wiedenfeld with just under seven minutes remaining. Ryan Madalone then gave the lead back to the hosts before Joe Nutting tied things up at three with his first goal of the day off a Molloy pass.
The second quarter was much of the same as the back and forth affair continued, as Hudson Miller gave Skidmore a 4-3 lead. Connor Nolan then scored his second goal of the game off another Wiedenfeld helper. Colby Farnham answered right back for the Thoroughbreds, when he found the back of the net unassisted. Nutting then brought the score back even with his second of the day before Skidmore scored two unanswered, Jason Shlonsky and Megnia gave the hosts a two goal lead. The Owls had the final say of the first half when Molloy scored his second of the day and Connor Nolan finished off his first half hat-trick off a pass from Nutting to tie things up at seven.
The scoring slowed down in the third quarter, but the Owls started off hot. Charles Molloy IV scored to break the tie for KSC only 17 seconds in, before Joe Nutting capitalized off a Wiedenfeld pass for his hat-trick. Alex Miller brought Skidmore back within one goal before Steve Hamel scored a huge goal on a man-down situation with seven second left in the third quarter to give the Owls a 10-8 lead.
The fourth quarter was all Skidmore, as the Thoroughbreds scored six unanswered goals. Ward Mahoney and Mengia both scored on man-up opportunities to tie things up at 10. The hosts then continued there offensive firepower when Garrett Munck, Alex Miller, Mahoney and Jason Shlonsky completed the comeback and victory for Skidmore, as they came out on top 14-10.
Inside the Crease
- Eric Megnia led Skidmore with a hat-trick, while Will Lukas picked up four assists. Munck, Mahoney and Miller all scored two goals as well.
- Joe Nutting and Connor Nolan led the Owls with three goals each. Dave Wiedenfeld added three assists.
- Tim Rahill picked up the win in goal for Skidmore with 14 saves. While Chase Chamberlin had 11 saves in the loss.
- KSC had 20 faceoff wins to Skidmore's five. The Owls scooped up 36 ground balls to the hosts 28.
- The Thoroughbreds finished 3-10 on man-up chances, Keene State finished 1-3.
- Keene State heads back to the Owl Athletic Complex to take on UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m.
- Skidmore travels to RPI on Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.