Men's Lax Pulls Away From Etown, 6-1

UNION, N.J. (3/10/12) – The Kean University men's lacrosse team pulled away from Elizabethtown College for the 6-1 victory in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore John Marcelli scored twice for the Cougars (4-1) and sophomore Richard Cheifitz (pictured left) added a goal and two assists in the victory.  For the Blue Jays (2-2) goalkeeper Brendan Corcoran finished with 11 saves.

Kean took a 2-0 lead after the first quarter, as senior Nick Angrisani (10:37) and Chefitz (1:29) each had unassisted goals. 

After a scoreless second quarter, Kean extended the lead to 3-0 early in the third quarter, as Marcelli scored a man-up off the assist from Cheifitz at the 14:20 mark.  Just over two minutes later, Elizabethtown junior Cory Boushell pulled the Blue Jays to within 3-1.  However Kean would score the final three goals of the game to pull away for the five-goal victory.

Kean held a 29-21 edge in shots and won 8-of-11 faceoffs.  Junior goalkeeper Lane Zierten stopped 10 shots for Kean.  Freshman Jonathan Foss won 7-of-8  faceoffs and picked up five groundballs.

The Cougars host Lasell College on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m.