PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Junior Joe Branciforte (Cromwell, Conn.) tallied three goals and three assists Sunday afternoon, leading Keene State College to a 15-5 victory over Plymouth State College in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse game at Panther Field.
The Owls won their second straight contest and sixth of their last seven, improving to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the LEC. PSC had its two-game winning streak stopped and fell to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Plymouth State scored the opening goal of the game, but the Owls answered with five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Keene State turned it on in the second quarter, preventing the Panthers from taking any shots on goal while extending the lead to 7-1. It was 11-3 by the end of three frames before the Owls coasted the rest of the way.
In addition to Branciforte, Keene State got three goals from sophomore Meade McKay (Stratham, N.H.) and two goals apiece from Joe Calcagno (Mt. Lakes, N.J.), Eric Momnie (South Windsor, Conn.), Chad Tiger (Port Murray, N.J.), and Ben Bradley (South Hadley, Mass.). Travis Pedley (Bow, N.H.) also scored once for the Owls.
Freshman Bobby Dabrieo (Woburn, Mass.) led the Panthers with two goals, while senior Jason Biedrzycki (Amherst, N.H.) had a goal and three assists. Senior Ken McGuire (Wayland, Mass.) and sophomore John Gallagher (Forestdale, Mass.) also score for PSC.
KSC sophomore goalie Eric Delisle (Amherst, N.H.) made nine saves to post the win, while PSC freshman Mike Rodrick (Plaistow, N.H.) was solid in net with 18 saves. Plymouth State plays a make-up game Monday (Apr.28) at UMass Dartmouth (4:00 p.m.). Seedings for the LEC Tournament, which begins Tuesday, will be determined after tomorrow's game.