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.
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.
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.
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.