LA PLUME, Pa. (4/17/19) – The Kean University men's lacrosse team tied the single game program record for the largest margin of victory in the 22-0 shutout victory over Keystone College on Wednesday evening.
Matthew Schwartz scored a career-high seven points on a career-high four goals and a career-high three assists for the Cougars who improve to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference. Nicholas Vazquez made 24 saves for the Giants who remain winless at 0-11 overall and 0-5 in the CSAC.
Kean tied the previous record set against CCNY (23-1) in 1985 and FDU-Florham (23-1) in 1993.
Kyle Ryder had another productive night with five points on three goals and two assists. Jack Bushey, Cole Blackley, Tyler Roberto and Daniel Lee all tallied two goals apiece, while Jake Frankovits, Bushey and Mike Snellen all posted two assists apiece.
The Cougars breezed to a 13-0 halftime lead after 10 second quarter goals, which included two from Ryder, Bushey, and Lee. Schwartz only had one point at halftime, before scoring six in the second half on two goals and one assist in each quarter.
Kean recorded 89 shots and tallied 61 groundballs in the wire-to-wire victory.
Defensively, Matt Palmieri totaled four groundballs and four caused turnovers, while Matt Tanis finished with five groundballs and two caused turnovers. Ryan Sieb and Michael Yukas combined for six saves in 60 minutes of work. Sieb improved to 6-1 in goal.
Head Coach Shelley Sheiner and the Cougars will return to action in Montclair, N.J. on Saturday, Apr. 20th, against the Red Hawks of Montclair State University at 3:00 p.m.