PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (Mar. 26, 2019) – A five goal fourth quarter propelled the Kean University men's lacrosse team to a 9-4 victory over St. Joseph's College from Long Island on Tuesday evening.
Mike Snellen totaled five points on three goals and two assists for the Cougars who improve to 4-2 overall. Kyle Levantino and Anthony Passarella both tallied a goal and an assist for the Golden Eagles who fall to 3-4 overall.
Snellen notched a goal in the first and second quarters to give Kean a 3-1 lead with 8:11 remaining in the first half. Matt Palmieri helped the Cougars maintain their two goal advantage at 4-2 on the first goal of his career with 6:14 remaining. St. Joseph's cut the lead to 4-3 as Levantino tallied a goal with time expiring to end the opening half.
The Golden Eagles scored the lone goal of the third quarter to deadlock everything at 4-4 entering the fourth.
In the final quarter, the Cougars netted five unanswered goals, including two goals from Daniel Lee and single goals from Snellen, Justin Arredondo and Jake Frankovits. Lee opened with back-to-back goals, before assisting on Snellen's hat-trick goal to give Kean a 7-4 lead. Arredondo scored the next goal before assisting on the final goal of the evening to Frankovits.
Lee finished with two goals and two assists, while Frankovits totaled two goals and one assist. Arredondo finished with one goal and two assists, while Palmieri tallied one goal and one assist. Snellen and Max McNicholas both collected five groundballs apiece, while Greg Castor totaled three groundballs and three caused turnovers.
Frankovits, Alex Hufford, Joey McNulty and Thomas Francy all scooped up three groundballs apiece. Tyler Foss added two groundballs and two caused turnovers. Francy improved to 3-1 in the net with eight saves in 60 minutes of work.
Head Coach Shelley Sheiner and the Cougars will return to action on Fri. Mar. 29th, hosting the Valiants of Manhattanville College at 7:00 p.m