Men’s Lacrosse Tops Bryn Athyn for First Ever CSAC victory

UNION, N.J. (4/6/19) - Seven different Cougars netted a goal as the Kean University men's lacrosse team tallied its first ever Colonial States Athletic Conference victory with a 7-6 decision over Bryn Athyn College.

Nick Moffa went a perfect 17-for-17 on faceoffs and scored the go-ahead goal for the Cougars who improve to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the CSAC. James Vandegrift, Cameron Leech and Kyle Shaffer each notched two goals apiece for the Lions who fall to 2-6 overall and 1-1 in the CSAC.

After both sides pumped in three first half goals, Bryn Athyn opened the second half with two goals in the first four minutes to take a 5-4 lead with 9:25 remaining in the third. Kean responded with a Kevin Dolan goal off a Jake Frankovits assist to even the game at 5-5 with 5:17 remaining. Moffa put Kean on top just six seconds later with the eventual go-ahead goal on the ensuing faceoff. The freshman won the faceoff and went straight to the cage for just his third goal of the season.

The Cougars increased their lead to 7-5 when Tommy Pellegrino notched his first career goal off an assist from Mike Snellen.

The Lions got another goal back in the fourth, but Matt Palmieri made a key caused turnover with less than a minute remaining to preserve the win.

 Snellen, Alex Hufford, Tyler Roberto, and Matthew Schwartz were all credited with a goal. Snellen finished with two assists, while Tyler Foss, and Kyle Ryder each collected one.

Moffa tallied a game-high 11 groundballs, while Snellen totaled five. Foss, Greg Castor, Ryan Sieb, Schwartz and Palmieri all collected three groundballs apiece. Palmieri added two caused turnovers, while Sieb improved to 2-1 in goal with 12 saves.

Head Coach Shelley Sheiner and the Cougars will return to action on Wednesday, Apr. 10th, hosting the Cyclones of Centenary University at 7:00 p.m.