Men’s Lacrosse Dumps Mount Saint Mary with Seven Third-Quarter Goals

UNION, N.J. (4/8/17) – Trailing by one at halftime, the Kean University men's lacrosse team poured on seven unanswered goals in the third quarter to take the driver's seat in its Senior Day Skyline Conference matchup with Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday.

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The Cougars went on to win 15-11, improving to 6-5 on the year and 4-2 in the Skyline. Kean held the Knights without a single shot in the fateful third quarter. Zach Koehler entered the game in goal for Kean at halftime and earned the win in the game.

Matt Brodley scored the first two after halftime, trying the game and then giving the Cougars the lead three minutes in. Brian Mills also scored twice in the period and had an assist.

It was the Kean face-off and defense that was the impact. Starters Lucas Kiernan, Bryan Phillips (pictured left), Tyler Randolph and Danny Rito allowed on five shots total in the second half.

Face-off man Connor Baucom won 24-of-28 draws (86 percent) and gobbled up 12 ground balls to give Kean possession after possession in the second half.

Brodley finished with four goals and three assists for seven points, the most by any Cougar in a game this season.

Mills and Cole Blackley also notched hat tricks, and Tom Kelly kicked in two goals. Philips was the only player to cause multiple turnovers, and 10 different players had two of more ground balls for Kean.

The Cougars will travel to archrival Montclair State University on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in another Skyline Conference showdown.