UNION, N.J. (3/14/12) – The Kean University men’s lacrosse scored 10 straight goals spanning the first through third quarters to pull away from Lasell College, 12-5, in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
Sophomore John Marcelli led all scorers with three goals, as 11 different Cougars (5-1) recorded a point in the victory. For the Lasers (1-3), Jake LaMorte finished with a team-high two goals.
Lasall took an early 3-1 lead in the first quarter, as senior midfielder Adam Foss capped the early run with a caused turnover, groundball and goal with 4:41 remaining in the quarter. From there, the Cougars answered with 10 straight goals to take an 11-3 lead late in the third quarter.
Senior Nick Angrisani (pictured left) opened the run with a man-up goal off the assist from junior Sean Bobal, and the Cougars would tie the game before the end of the opening quarter on the Brad Mills goal. Kean scored all three second-quarter goals in a 2:13 span late in the quarter, as Marcelli netted the first two goals, before sophomore Collin Harrity tallied the unassisted goal after causing a turnover for the 6-3 lead at halftime with 2:45 remaining in the quarter.
In the third quarter, the Cougars scored the first five goals, as sophomore Richard Cheifitz gave the Cougars the 11-3 lead with 2:28 remaining in the third quarter. Lasell halted the run with the final two goals of the quarter and the Cougars netted the final goal of the game for the 12-5 final.
In the victory, Mills finished with two goals and an assist, while Cheifitz added a pair of goals. Bobal and junior Tom Clifford each had two assist for Kean. Defensively, sophomore Zach Williams had five caused turnovers and five groundballs and goalkeepers Lane Zierten and Dino Vitale each made four saves.
For Lasell, goalkeeper Don Berube made six saves. Foss won 15-of-21 faceoffs and picked up nine groundballs.
Kean returns to action on Saturday, March 17, when the Cougars host The College at Brockport at Noon.