Keiser: #3 Men’s Lacrosse Prevails in Battle with Shorter, 14-6

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via Keiser press release


Game Information
Score: No. 3 Keiser 21, Shorter 2
Records: No. 3 Keiser (2-0), Shorter (1-4)
Location: Ben Brady Field, Rome, Ga

The No. 3 Keiser Seahawks left Rome with another win on their resume as they defeated the Hawks of Shorter, 14-6. With the win, Cole George became the all-time program leader in goalkeeper wins.

First Quarter
Keiser 2, Shorter 2

  • Josten Ucros got the scoring started for the Seahawks at the 13:06 mark in the first. 
  • Vincent Cerasuolo doubled the advantage for Keiser with a goal of his own with 11:38 on the clock
  • The Hawks answered with two goals of their own before the end of the quarter bringing the score level heading into the second.

Second Quarter
Keiser 9, Shorter 3

  • For the second game in a row, Keiser controlled the second quarter of play.
  • Cerasuolo netted his second and third goals of the contest by the 12:43 mark to give KU the 4-2 lead.
  • Ryan Schwartz took advantage of the man-up opportunity in the 11th minute to put the Seahawks up 5-2.
  • Following Shorters’ third goal, Keiser put four more goals on the board before the half with Michael ShephardJack Weilandt, Cerasuolo, and Max Hiestand all scoring in the run. 
  • The Seahawks would head to the break with a 9-3 lead.
Third Quarter

Keiser 10, Shorter 5

  • Cerasuolo’s fifth goal got the scoring started in the third with 9:29 showing.
  • The Hawks were able to respond with two goals of their own in the quarter to bring the score to 10-5 heading into the fourth.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 14, Shorter 6

  • Hiestand found the back of the net for the second time in the afternoon at the 11:37 mark in the final period.
  • The day however belonged to Cerasuolo who scored his sixth and seventh goals of the match to bring the KU lead to 13-5 with 9:46 remaining.
  • Trevor Hall got on the board with just under five minutes remaining in the game.
  • Shorter would score with 14 seconds on the clock but it was too late as Keiser went on to win, 14-6.

KU Highlights

  • 2: Keiser moves to 2-0 on the season and 2-0 against the Shorter Hawks
  • 2: Ryan Schwartz and Kylle Epstein tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with two.
  • 7/7: Vincent Cerasuolo led the team in goals and points with seven apiece.
  • 8: Cole George made eight saves in the match.
  • 15/19: Cam Provines scooped up a team-high 15 groundballs and won 19 faceoffs.

Team Leaders
Points: Cerasuolo (7)
Goals: Cerasuolo (7)
Assists: Stassi (3)
Faceoffs: Provines (19-21)
Ground Balls: Provines (15)
Caused Turnovers: Two Tied (2)
Saves: George (8)

Points: Marshall (4)
Goals: Marshall (3)
Assists: Two Tied (1)
Faceoffs: Four Tied (1)
Ground Balls: Hardeman (6)
Caused Turnovers: Hardeman (5)
Saves: Shutley (12)

Up Next

Keiser at Sewanee on Sunday, February 20, at 1:00 p.m. at Hardee-McGee Field in Sewanee, Tenn.