MONTCLAIR, N.J. (4/20/19) – Mike Snellen and Cole Blackley combined for 16 points on eight goals and four assists as the Kean University men's lacrosse team dropped a high scoring affair to Montclair State University, 22-15 on Saturday afternoon.
Tyler McCreery tallied six points on five goals and one assist for the Red Hawks who improve to 8-6 overall and 4-1 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference. Daniel Lee and Kyle Ryder each netted two goals apiece for the Cougars who fall to 10-5 overall and 3-2 in the CSAC.
MSU took a 5-1 lead, before Blackley tallied back-to-back man-up goals and trailed 5-3 with just over five minutes remaining in the first. Montclair answered with three straight goals to end the quarter with an 8-3 lead. Kean notched seven goals in the second quarter to even everything at 10-10 entering halftime. Snellen posted a hat-trick in the quarter, including scoring the game-tying goal with 1:35 remaining in the half.
The Red Hawks offense overpowered the Cougars in the second half with 12 goals, but Kean remained in striking distance with a three goal deficit. Montclair stretched their lead in the fourth with four straight goals to take a 20-13 advantage with 8:41 remaining in the contest.
Snellen totaled a team-high eight groundballs, while Connor Baucom collected five and Tyler Foss scooped up four. Greg Castor finished with three caused turnovers, while Matt Tanis tallied two. Ryan Sieb and Thomas Francy combined for 12 saves in 60 minutes of work.
Head Coach Shelley Sheiner and the Cougars will return to action on Tuesday, Apr. 23rd, against the Ravens of Rosemont College at 7:00 p.m.