Union, N.J. (4/19/14) – Nine different Kean University players scored, led by five goals from Anthony Carpenter as the men's lacrosse team rolled past the Wentworth Institute of Technology, 19-3 on Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars ran their winning streak to an impressive 12 games in a row with today's victory.
Kean (14-1) scored early and often on the afternoon, pushing across six goals in the opening stanza. Senior Richard Cheifitz had a hat trick in the first 12 minutes of the contest, scoring his third goal with 3:34 remaining in the first quarter. Carpenter, John Marcelli and Matt Speciale also connected during the opening 15 minutes, with Carpenter adding two assists as well. The second period was more of the same, this time with Carpenter completing his first half hat trick, as the Cougars led 10-0 at the break.
Ryan Coakley added a pair of goals in the third period for the Leopards, (6-8) but it was not enough. Vincent Ferraro (pictured left) became the third person on the afternoon to record a three goal game, as he scored to push the Kean advantage to 14-1.
Carpenter finished the game with five goals and two assists, while Cheifitz had three goals and two helpers on the afternoon. Dino Vitale, Garret VanDoren and Maxwell Fields were stellar in net, combining to make 20 saves. Jared Proulx and Jeff Bathalon made nine saves in the losing effort.
The Cougars are home to battle Skyline Conference rival Montclair State on Wednesday, with the faceoff coming at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, Kean will honor the Senior Class of 2014 in a pregame ceremony.