Panthers no match for Owls
KEENE, N.H. – Second-seeded Keene State College had little trouble in defeating sixth-seeded Plymouth State University Thursday afternoon in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse semifinal game, defeating the Panthers 21-0 at the Owl Athletic Complex.
The Owls, 10-5 overall, advance to the LEC championship game at top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University (11-5), this Saturday at 1:00 in Mansfield, Conn.
PSU, which upset third-seeded Western Connecticut State University in Tuesday's quarterfinal, completes its season at 10-6 overall.
Ian Hart led the Owls with five goals, while Matt Schairer contributed four goals and three assists and Taylor Jette added three goals and three assists. Keene State led 4-0 after one quarter and 10-0 at halftime before coasting home in the second half.
KSC doubled up PSU in the shots department, 50-25, and won the battle of loose balls, winning 15 of 25 face-offs and picking up more ground balls, 36-30. PSU senior goalie Jack Tyo made seven saves before departing with five minutes left. Freshman long-stick Mike Curley shared game-high honors with seven ground balls.
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