On Saturday, April 7, the Keene State College men’s lacrosse team won against University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with of score of 11-10 in an LEC matchup.

Colton McCracken / Senior Photographer

Colton McCracken / Senior Photographer

For the first few minutes of the game, neither team was able to score. About seven minutes into the game, the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs made two goals in just under four minutes. With less than two minutes left in the first quarter, KSC sophomore Dave Wiedenfeld assisted sophomore Connor Nolan. The point was followed quickly by a second made by KSC senior Hunter Arnold.

In the second quarter, the Corsairs added three more points to their board. They were met by KSC springing into action and scoring two points. Both assists were made by Nolan, with seven minutes left on the clock. UMass responded by adding an unassisted goal, closely followed with goals made by KSC’s junior J.J. Downey and senior Jon Nassif, ending the second quarter with a six-point tie.

The third quarter was slow moving for both teams as UMass Dartmouth made the first goal of the stanza at marker 4:08, giving them a one-point lead. The Owls came back with a three-point streak to end the quarter with KSC having a two-point advantage.

The last quarter of the game had The Owls taking another point followed by the Corsairs scoring three consecutive goals which tied up the game for the fourth time. KSC senior Paul Beling made the final goal, assisted by Arnold, with two seconds left on the clock, giving The Owls a one-point lead and making KSC the victor.

KSC men’s lacrosse will play again in another LEC game against Salem State University on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m..

Sebastien Mehegan can be contacted at smehegan@kscequinox.com

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