UNION, N.J. (4/16/19) – The Kean University men's lacrosse program established a new team single game record for goals with a 28-8 decision over the Sage Colleges on Tuesday evening.
Kyle Ryder totaled a career-high seven points on a career-high five goals and two assists for the Cougars who improve to 9-4 overall. Sherrod Banton finished with five points on four goals and one assist for the Gators who fall to 8-7 overall.
Kean set the previous record in a 26-10 win over N.Y. Maritime on April 6th, 1998. In that contest, Boomer Wertheimer scored eight goals, while Will Van Dorn tallied 12 points on seven assists and five goals. Also in an ironic twist, current assistant coach Paul Kieltyka was the head coach of the Cougars at the time.
Kean netted nine goals in both the first and second quarters for a comfortable 18-4 halftime advantage. The first half was highlighted by Ryder tallying all of his points and both Jake Frankovits and Jack Bushey netted three goals apiece.
Connor Baucom finished 14-for-26 on faceoffs with seven groundballs, while Nick Moffa went 6-for-7 on faceoffs with five groudballs. Ryder collected four groundballs, while Schwartz and Matt Tanis each tallied two caused turnovers.
Head Coach Shelley Sheiner and the Cougars will return to action tomorrow, Wed. Apr. 17th, in La Plume, Pa. against the Giants of Keystone College at 7:00 p.m.