The Keene State men’s lacrosse team has clinched their seventh straight LEC regular season title. The owls clinched in a dominating 22-3 victory over Western Connecticut State. In the victory 11 different players scored for KSC. The goal leader for the game was sophomore attackman Joe Nutting with six goals. Nutting is currently leading the team in goals with 31. Junior attackman Dave Weidenfeld also added one goal and four assists giving him seven points.
This game marked Keene State’s sixth win in a row and gave them a 7-0 conference record. This game was also KSC’s last regular season home game. This means that this was senior day, a day where the senior athletes were honored. The list of seniors included Steve Hamel, Chris Morgan, Charles Molloy IV, JJ Downey, Gabe Cormier and Bobby Carey.
The game was all Keene State from the start, the owls scored five goals in the first quarter and took an eleven goal lead into the half. Seven more goals were added in the third quarter to make the lead 18-1. The owls scored four more goals in the fourth quarter to Western Connecticut’s two.
It seemed like every time the owls shot the ball it was going in. WestConn’s starting goalie had 13 saves on 31 shots, this was good for a .419 save percentage. The owls starting goalie, Chase Chamberlain saved 88 percent of the shots on him. In the game the owls outshot the Colonials, 37-16. This score marks Keene State’s second highest scoring total of the year, only being topped by their 25 goal outing against Salem State.
The owls will play their final regular season game on April 26, against conference rival Southern Maine. After this game the Owls will host the semi-final game against an opponent to be determined.
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