NAIA Men: #4 Keiser Handles Webber 26-6 – Both School’s Recaps; Saxton Dunlap Remembered Pregame

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No. 4 Men’s Lacrosse Caps Off Regular Season With 26-6 Victory Over Webber

 

Game Information

Score: No. 4 Keiser 26, Webber Int’l 6
Records: No. 4 Keiser (6-2), Webber Int’l (3-6)
Location: WIU Turf Field, Babson Park, Fla.

The fourth-ranked Keiser Seahawks capped off the regular season with a convincing 26-6 road victory over Webber International on Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks ended the regular season with an overall record of 6-2.

In the victory, Cam Provines became the program leader in ground balls (110), while Dylan Sharpe moved into a tie for second with Justin Stone (108). Provines set the season record for groundballs with 85. Sharpe tied the game record for points with 11 (eight goals/three assists).

First Quarter
Keiser 8, Webber 3

  • Hunter East opened the scoring for the Seahawks with an unassisted goal at the 13:34 mark.
  • Keiser ran off the next three goals as their advantage moved to 4-0 with 9:12 to go in the opening quarter.
  • Ten seconds later, Webber International found the back of the net for the first time, trailing 4-1.
  • Anthony Senior and Cole Stassi each scored, upping the margin to 6-1 with 8:05 to go.
  • Each team tallied two goals down the stretch with the Seahawks leading 8-3 at the end of the period.

 

Second Quarter
Keiser 16, Webber 5

  • The Seahawks tallied the first three goals of the second with A. Senior capping off his hat-trick with 10:36 remaining in the half.
  • The Warriors netted their fourth goal of the game, but back-to-back goals by Sharpe and an unassisted tally by Provines made it 14-4 with 5:25 to go.
  • WIU scored their final goal of the half with 4:02 showing on the game clock.
  • Provines then won the faceoff and took it straight to goal as KU led 15-5.
  • Shapre capped off his phenomenal opening half with his fifth goal, giving KU the 16-5 advantage at the half.

 

Third Quarter
Keiser 22, Webber 6

  • East secured his hat-trick with 13:44 showing, extending the Seahawks lead to 17-5.
  • Sharpe and Stassi continued the scoring run before the Warriors scored at the 9:26 mark with KU in front, 19-6.
  • The final three goals of the quarter belonged to Keiser with the final tally coming by Stassi, completing his hat-trick with the Seahawks in clear control, 22-6.

 

Fourth Quarter
Keiser 26, Webber 6

  • All four goals in the fourth quarter belonged to Keiser with the Seahawks running away with the regular-season finale, 26-6.
  • Sharpe accounted for two of the goals while Ryan Schwartz and John Senior had the others.

 

KU Highlights

  • 3: Cole George had a quiet day in the cage, making just three saves.
  • 8: Sharpe’s eight goals were the second-most in a game, one shy of the record.
  • 11: Sharpe tied the game record for points (8 goals/3 assists).
  • 16: Provines now holds the first and second spots in-game records for ground balls with 16.
  • 25: Provines now holds the first and second spots in-game records for faceoffs with 25.
  • 26: Keiser netted 26 goals which are the most this season and second-most in history.
  • 26: For the second time this year, KU won 26 faceoffs.

 

Team Leaders

Keiser
Points: Sharpe (11)
Goals: Sharpe (8)
Assists: Stassi (4)
Faceoffs: Provines (25-33)
Ground Balls: Provines (16)
Caused Turnovers: Four Tied (1)
Saves: George (3)

Webber
Points: Nelson (3)
Goals: West (2)
Assists: Nelson (2)
Faceoffs: Becker (5-14)
Ground Balls: Ostrander (5)
Caused Turnovers: Landsman (3)
Saves: Taylor (6)

Up Next

The Seahawks have concluded the regular season with a 6-2 overall record and will now await their NAIA postseason fate.

 

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Men’s lacrosse falls against No. 4 Keiser on Senior Day

 

BABSON PARK, Fla. (April 10, 2021) – In what was its 2021 regular-season finale and first ever Senior Day, the Webber International University men’s lacrosse team saw its three-game home winning streak come to an end as it fell by a final score of 26-6 against No. 4 nationally-ranked Keiser University on Saturday on the Warrior Turf Field.

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With its first loss at home since its season opener back on February 13, Webber fell to 3-6 overall and 3-2 at home. Keiser, meanwhile, improved to 6-2 overall despite not playing in nearly a month (since March 11).

Honored before the game as a part of the Senior Day festivities were No. 0 Alex Germilus and No. 40 Christopher Hilaire. In addition, the Warriors presented the family of Saxton Dunlap with his No. 2 jersey to honor his memory.

Alex West led Webber with two goals while Blake Nelson scored once and added two assists, and Chase Jackson had one goal and one assist.

Jack Ostrander finished with five groundballs and added two caused turnovers while Steven Landsman had three of each category.

In addition to suffering its largest margin of defeat in program history, Webber was 12-of-18 on clear attempts while Keiser was 15-for-16 and won 26 of the 35 faceoffs.

The Warriors’ defense, unfortunately, gave up a season-high in goals allowed (26), in shots on goal (34), in opponents’ shot percentage (.510), and on opponents’ faceoff wins (26).

The first ever regular season for the Warriors is now over. By virtue of its 3-4 record in the Appalachian Athletic Conference this year, the Webber men’s lacrosse team has clinched a spot in the AAC Postseason Tournament. The first round of the tournament is set for Friday, April 16, but the Warriors’ opponent and the location of their first round game have still yet to be officially announced. It will come down to the final game of the season tomorrow (Apr. 11) between SCAD Savannah and Tennessee Wesleyan University to see if the Warriors are headed back to Athens, Tennessee, to play at TWU, or are headed to Williamsburg, Kentucky to play at the University of the Cumberlands.

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