For the fifth consecutive season, the Keene State College (KSC) men’s lacrosse team finished with a perfect (7-0) record in the Little East Conference (LEC). The Owls soared past Eastern Connecticut State University on Friday, April 28 at the Owl Athletic Complex. The Owls celebrated 12 seniors along with their 28-6 win.
Senior Robert Hart and senior Bryan Rotatori each had four goals, while Hart added one assist and Rotatori had two. Senior Tyler Reilly found the back of the net three times and had two assists.
Eastern Connecticut had an early lead in the beginning of the first quarter. The Warriors put 2-0 on the board with back to back goals from Ed Moran and Nick Biasetti. Keene State quickly evened the score when Reilly connected with junior Paul Beling and Rotatori. The Owls would scored four more unanswered goals earning a 6-2 lead as the time ran out in the first quarter.
The Owls continued to outscore Eastern Connecticut in the second quarter. The Owls netted six goals. Hart added his first of the night and Reilly and Rotatori both received two goals, pushing KSC into a double-digit lead. Eastern Connecticut would only find the back of the net two more times before time expired. The Owls remained in the lead 12-4 at halftime.
Both teams traded goals while opening up the third quarter, but the Owls finished off the quarter with a 6-1 run to remain on top. At the end of the third the Owls were up 20-7. Just one more goal would be added for Eastern in the fourth quarter. Keene State finished on top 26-8. Keene State has now won nine straight contests and extended its LEC regular season conference win-streak to 40 games, with their last conference loss occurring in 2012.
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