March 28, 2009
KEENE, NH-Host Keene State scored five times in each of the first two quarters and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team, 20-5, in the 2009 Little East Conference opener for both school at the Owl Sports Complex Saturday.
Sophomore attackman Josh Arsenault (Revere, MA/Malden Catholic HS) scored for the Corsairs early in the first quarter to tie the game at 1-1, but the Owls got three goals from Rodney Arganese, including one just before time expired, to take a 5-1 lead. Junior attackman Andrew Foster (Newbury, MA/Danvers HS) scored in the second quarter for UMD to make it 6-2, but KSC scored the final four goals of the first half and added eight goals in the third quarter to take a commanding 18-4 lead.
Arsenault and Foster each scored twice for UMass Dartmouth. Griffin Meehan and Arganese each had five goals for the Owls.
"We played a very good team, and Keene State played a very good game," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "They showed that they will be one of the top teams in the conference this season. They are a very experienced team, and we didn't play very well against them."
Keene State outshot UMD, 42-32. Freshman goalkeepers Cameron Crown (Walpole, MA/Walpole HS) and Kevin Pelsinski (Merrimack, NH/Merrimack HS) combined to make eight saves for the Corsairs, while Alec Corliss, David Brochu and Kevin LeSage combined for 12 for the Owls.
The Corsairs dropped to 2-5 and 0-1 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while KSC improved to 3-2 and 1-0 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Mount Ida Wednesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE