Overtime Goal and Last-Minute Comeback Keep Men’s Lacrosse Undefeated

GEORGETOWN, Texas (3/10/16) – The Kean University men's lacrosse team – trailing by two goals with just over two minutes remaining – stormed back to stun Misericordia University 11-10 in overtime on Thursday in Texas. Anthony Perrotta set up Matt Speciale for both the game-tying goal with 14 seconds left in regualtion and for the overtime game-winner.

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Both teams came into the game undefeated on the year. Speciale finished Thursday's game with a Kean season-best five goals and seven points.

The Cougars trailed by as many as six after Misericordia earned the opening goal of the second half to make the count 8-2.

A man-up goal less than a minute later by Eric Talbot finally ignited the Kean offense. Mike Cestaro and Joe Norton also scored in the next two minutes to close the gap to three.

Just 11 seconds into the fourth quarter, Tom Kelly hit the twine to cut the advantage to two and Brian Mills got a man-up goal to get Kean within one for the first time since 6:08 of the first quarter.

But Misericorda's Lane Kocovsky put one in a minute later to bump the cushion back up to two with 1:24 remaining and put a stop to all scoring for nearly 10 minutes.

In desperation time, Anthony Carpenter went to work for an unassisted goal at 2:18 to get Kean within striking distance. Speciale (pictured left) and Perotta worked their magic from there to help Kean snatch the victory from Misericordia.

In addition to his late-game heroics, Perotta led the Cougars with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers in the game. Tyler Randolph and Ed Adams added six ground balls each on the afternoon.

Chris Fleming had a hat trick for Misericordia, which fell to 2-1 on the year. Kean is now 4-0.

Kean's Maxwell Fields made 16 saves on 26 shots on goal in the game, including a game-saving stop in overtime.

The Cougars will wrap up their trip to Texas on Saturday with a game at host Southwestern University at 1 p.m.