The Keene State College men’s lacrosse team went up against the No. 7 nationally ranked team Bates College on Tuesday, March 21 at the Owls Athletic Complex. The Owls fell to Bates 15-9.

Shelby Iava/ Sports Editor

Shelby Iava/ Sports Editor

The Bates Bobcats opened up early on, scoring back-to-back goals. The Owls answered quickly with two goals by junior Jon Nassif and senior Robert Hart.

They brought the Owls up and tied the game with 6:01 left on the clock. Bates earned another goal at the end of the first to give them a one-point advantage.

Bates came out of the second with three unanswered goals. Junior Paul Beling and senior Frank Bacarella both scored, but the Bobcats would remain on top going into the half, 7-4.

Bates continued to expand their lead in the third quarter with an 8-0 advantage. Bates now had a 15-4 lead over Keene State. The Owls were able to outscore the Bobcats 5-0 in the final minutes of the game; five different Owls found the net.

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