Keiser: #2 Men’s Lacrosse Downs St. Andrews on the Road, 15-4

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via Keiser press release


Game Information
Score: No. 2 Keiser 15, St. Andrews 4
Records: No. 2 Keiser (4-3, 3-1 AAC), St. Andrews (2-5, 2-3 AAC)
Location: Knights Field, Laurinburg, N.C.

The No. 2 Keiser Seahawks dominated from start to finish against the St. Andrews Knights on Sunday, 15-4.

First Quarter
Keiser 6, St. Andrews 1

  • Vincent Cerasuolo got the scoring started with 12:19 left in the first to put KU ahead 1-0.
  • Back-to-back goals from Michael Shephard put the Seahawks up 3-0 with 5:26 on the clock.
  • With 4:44 showing on the clock, #4 Cole Stassi got on the board for the first time to extend the Keiser lead.
  • Josten Ucros scored with 4:00 minutes left before the Knights got on the board with 1:36 showing.
  • As time expired, Logan Dujon rocketed a shot into the upper corner of the net to give KU a 6-1 lead going into the second.

Second Quarter
Keiser 11, St. Andrews 2

  • Shephard completed his hat trick with 8:14 on the clock to open the second quarter scoring.
  • Cerasuolo followed less than 10 seconds later to extend the Seahawks lead to 8-1.
  • Jack Weilandt netted his first of the afternoon at the 4:24 mark before Stassi secured his second of the contest.
  • St. Andrews would score their second of the day with 2:13 remaining in the half.
  • With just 1:12 to play in the period, Ucros would find the back of the net for his second of the game and give Keiser an 11-2 lead going into the half.
Third Quarter

Keiser 12, St. Andrews 4

  • A quiet third quarter for both sides ended with 6:31 on the clock when Ucros picked up his third goal of the game,
  • Consecutive goals by the Knights would shorten the KU lead to 12-4 going into the fourth.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 15, St. Andrews 4

  • Shephard would find his fourth goal with 12:15 on the clock to press the KU advantage ahead to 13-4.
  • Stassi increased the advantage at the 9:36 mark with his hat trick goal to give the Seahawks a 14-4 lead.
  • Cerasuolo scored the final goal of the game with 8:17 remaining to Keiser the 15-4 win.

KU Highlights

  • 2: Reese Niemeier led the Keiser defense with two caused turnovers. 
  • 4/7: Shephard had his best game as a Seahawk, tallying a team-high four goals and seven total points.
  • 6: Cole George stopped six shots to earn his fourth win for Keiser in net.
  • 6/11: Cam Provines was a perfect 11-11 on faceoffs and collected a team-best six groundballs.
  • 16/20: KU won 16 of the 20 faceoffs with Brandon Ehlebracht picking up five wins of his own.
  • 38: The Seahawks won the battle to the groundball with 38 to the Knights’ 16.

Team Leaders
No. 2 Keiser
Points: Shephard (7)
Goals: Shephard (4)
Assists: Cerasuolo/Shephard (3)
Faceoffs: Provines (11-11)
Ground Balls: Provines (6)
Caused Turnovers: Niemeier (2)
Saves: George (6)

St. Andrews
Points: Cheng (2)
Goals: Cheng (2)
Assists: N/A
Faceoffs: Reyes (4-19)
Ground Balls: Two Tied (3)
Caused Turnovers: Vreeland (3)
Saves: Lomardi (12)

Up Next

Keiser will get a short break before hosting Tennessee Wesleyan on Thursday, March 24, at 6:00 PM at the Multi-Purpose Field in West Palm Beach, Fla.