UNION, N.J. (4/19/17) – The Kean University men's lacrosse team was upended by Skyline Conference foe Stockton University 17-9 at home on Wednesday night. Cole Blackley and Tyler Roberto both scored two times for the Cougars.
There was a big hit by Kean's Tyler Randolph to set a physical tone for the game between the rivals, knocking an Osprey on his keyster with a clean check early on, and Roberto scored two first-half goals for Kean.
But Stockton went on two scoring runs in the first half, scoring the opening three goals of the game in the first four minutes, and then added four unanswered goals during a stretch of the second period to go up 8-3.
Kean closed the gap before halftime, however. Forrest Terpe (pictured left) scored unassisted with 1:58 to go and Jack Bushey found paydirt with three seconds on the clock to get Kean within three at the break.
A great catalyst for Stockton was Tyler Bollard, who won 11-of-17 first-half draws to constantly give the Ospreys possession.
Stockton netted another five goals in the third period to stay I the driver's seat the rest of the game. Every time the Cougars countered, Stockton seemed to have an answer. Mike Caposella finished with five Osprey goals, and Tommy Gallo had a Stockton hat trick.
Ryan Sieb finished with 15 saves for the Cougars.
Kean got the score as close as 13-9 in the fourth quarter on back-to-back goals by Blackley, but Stockton scored the final four of the night to move to 14-2 on the season. Kean is now 7-7.
The Cougars will hit the road on Saturday for a Skyline date with St. Joseph's College of Long Island at 7 p.m.