Men’s Lacrosse Earns Road Win in Vermont

CASTLETON, Vt. (4/15/17) – The Kean University men's lacrosse team downed Castleton University 9-5 in a trip to the Green Mountain State on Saturday. Brian Mills scored five times in the game for the Cougars.

It marks the second-straight game that Mills has paced Kean, after scoring a season-high six in the last outing against Montclair State University.

Mills had two goals in the first half, and Lucas Kiernan and Matt Brodley also scored as the Cougars enjoyed a 4-2 advantage at halftime of the low-scoring game.

After surrendering the opening goal of the second half, the Cougars scored four straight to put the game on ice. Mills (pictured left) earned a natural hat trick in that span with assists from Alec Ramos, Cole Blackley and Brodley, and the run was capped by Scott Royster with 3:55 to go in the game to make the count 8-2.

Castleton added three late goals to make the final score appear closer than the game really was. Kevin Dolan scored with an assist from Mark Marchino to keep the Spartans at bay as well.

Ryan Sieb made eight saves and allowed just five goals to earn his fourth win of the season. Ray Amsden and Danny Rito caused multiple Castleton turnovers on the defensive end.

Connor Baucom won 9-of-15 faceoffs. Mills led the team with six ground balls. Kiernan added four for Kean.

The Cougars will return to Skyline Conference play on Wednesday when they host Stockton University at 7 p.m.