Big Second Half Fuels Comeback Win for Men’s Lax in Tennessee

SEWANEE, Tenn. (3/13/13) – Senior Sean Bobal scored the first two goals of the second half to start a 5-0 run by the Kean University men's lacrosse team that turned the tide of the Cougars' 11-7 win over Sewanee University on Wednesday night. Kean improved to 4-1 with the victory, while the Tigers fell to 4-2.

Sewanee dictated the tempo in the early going, and exploited a pair of man-up opportunities early on to score the first three goals of the game less than eight minutes in. John Marcelli added one for the Cougars before the first quarter ended but Kean still trailed 3-1.

Both teams scored just one goal apiece in the second quarter; Anthony Perrotta set up Brad Mills for the Cougar goal.

What head coach Shelley Sheiner said during the break must have sparked his charges, who burst out of the locker room and scored five goals in six minutes, beginning with Bobal's pair. Senior Richard Cheifitz would go on to score three second-half goals to lead Kean in that category.

The Cougars kept up the pressure in the fourth, outscoring their hosts 3-1 to cement a gritty win in a tough road environment.

After committing only four turnovers in the first half, the Tigers finished the match with 15. Additionally, Kean outshot Sewanee 23-19 in the second half.

Kean will continue their Southern swing at Birmingham Southern College on Friday at 7:30 p.m.