The Keene State Men’s Lacrosse team took home their sixth LEC (Little East Conference) tournament championship this week after beating the Plymouth State Panthers 24-10.
Leading the charge was Junior Connor Nolan, scoring two hat tricks during Sunday’s game. He scored the first two goals during the start of the game followed by a goal from Bobby Carey. According to Keeneowls.com the Panthers found the back of the net during the first period and ended it 5-1 in favor of the Owls.
During the second period, John Morgan became the seventh Owl to score, following Dave Weidenfeld, Joe Nutting and Haeden Finerty. Anthony Marcella and Nutting finished the second period to give the Owls a 14-2 lead.
Keene finished their game with a total of 24 goals and won 25 out of the 37 face-offs.
The Owls shots on goal nearly doubled the amount from the Panthers a well as their ground balls.
According to Keeneowls.com Connor Nolan was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, as he finished with six goals and one assist in the final.
Fifteen Owls scored during last week’s game, with 71 shots on goal.
Keene State ended their season with a record of 11-5 and two new school records including Dave Weindenfeld’s number of assists in a single game and Matt Lemke for number of ground balls. The Owls will be losing six seniors including JJ Downey, Steven Hamel, Chris Morgan, Gabe Cormier, Bobby Carey and Charlie Molloy.
They will continue to the first round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament against Williams College on May 8 with a start time of 5 p.m.
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