Sorrentino scores six goals for Panthers in setback
KEENE, N.H. – In a battle of the last two men's lacrosse teams without a loss in Little East Conference play, Keene State College proved to be too strong for Plymouth State University, defeating the Panthers 24-11 Wednesday afternoon at the Owl Athletic Complex.
Keene State earned its sixth straight victory, improving to 9-3 overall and 4-0 in the Little East, while PSU had its five-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 7-5 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
Senior Nicco Sorrentino (Chelmsford, Mass.) led the Panthers in defeat, scoring a career-high six goals and adding an assist, and senior Mac Tetreault (New Durham, N.H.) added three goals and two assists. Classmate Adam Haversat (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) did all he could do, matching his career-high with 13 ground balls and causing two turnovers.
NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse – Little East Conference
at Owl Athletic Complex, Keene, N.H. – Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Keene State 24, Plymouth State 11
Records: Plymouth State 7-5, 3-1 LEC; Keene State 9-3, 4-0 LEC
* Keene State had a balanced offense, as 12 different Owls found the back of the net, led by senior Bryan Rotatori with four goals and one assist. Senior Tyler Reilly followed with two goals and a season-high four assists, while junior Hunter Arnold, freshman Dave Wiedenfeld and Rob Hart each tallied a hat-trick, with Hart adding two helpers.
* The Owls outscored the Panthers 6-1 in the opening frame, with Tetreault scoring the only goal for the Panthers. The Keene State lead was extended to 9-1 in the second quarter before Sorrentino notched his first goal of the game midway through the period. The home team went on to score eight goals in the second quarter and settled for a 14-5 lead at halftime.
* Keene tallied the first four goals of the third quarter to seal the victory. Sorrentino scored two goals in 34 seconds midway through the quarter, but that was the extent of the Panther offense. The Owls led 21-7 after three quarters before coasting home in the final period.
* Both teams play LEC games on Saturday, as the Owls travel to Southern Maine for a 3:00 p.m. game and the Panthers travel to UMass Boston for a 3:00 p.m. contest.
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