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Keiser Men’s Lacrosse Defeats (RV) William Penn

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via Keiser press release/website


Game Information
Score: No. 6 Keiser Seahawks 10, (RV) William Penn Statesmen 6
Pulliam Stadium (Montreat, N.C)
Records: Keiser 5-0, 2-0 AAC | William Penn 4-3, 0-0 HAAC

Keiser men’s lacrosse remained undefeated today with a victory against William Penn. The Seahawks took on a tough Statesmen defense and overcame penalties and turnovers to get a hard fought win. Jack Gillen scored four goals for the second consecutive week. 

First Quarter
Keiser 3, William Penn 2

  • The Seahawks stuck first and struck early with a goal from freshman Jack Gillen coming just a minute and-a-half into the game.
  • Vincent Cerasuolo would score five minutes later.
  • William Penn rallied and scored two goals in two minutes to tie the game 2-2.
  • Josten Ucros gave Keiser the lead with a goal with 3:00 remaining in the quarter.

Second Quarter
Keiser 4, William Penn 4

  • After five scoreless minutes, Vincent Cerasuolo scored his second goal of the day to put KU up 4-2. 
  • The game was a slugfest for the rest of the quarter, and six minutes passed with no scoring. 
  • With 3:22 on the clock, William Penn found the back of the net to cut the KU lead to one.
  • A Keiser turnover gave the Statesmen a scoring opportunity with under a minute left, and William Penn took advantage with a goal that tied the game heading into halftime.
Third Quarter

Keiser 8, William Penn 4

  • Keiser made quick halftime adjustments, and dominated the third quarter.
  • Jack Gillen scored just 10 seconds into the half, and scored another goal two minutes later to give the Seahawks a two goal lead. Cole Stassi assisted both goals. 
  • Vincent Cerasuolo scored his third goal of the day thanks to a Ryan Rundle assist with 8:04 on the clock. 
  • Seven minutes later, AJ Badik hit the net and put Keiser up by four.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 10, William Penn 6

  • The Statesmen got on the board first in the fourth quarter, with a goal that cut Keiser’s lead to three. 
  • With 8:41 on the clock, Jack Gillen recorded his fourth goal of the day in a man-up situation.
  • Two and-a-half minutes later, William Penn responded with a man-up goal to get within three. 
  • For the final six minutes of the game, the Seahawks played tough defense and kept William Penn off the scoreboard. 
  • Braeden Niemy put the game on ice with a man-up goal with 2:13 on the clock. 

KU Highlights

  • Jack Gillen recorded four goals for the second straight game. 
  • Keiser surpassed 10+ goals for the fifth consecutive game. 
  • The Seahawks were able to overcome 11 turnovers, as well as a season-high 10 penalties. 
  • Christian Tomei (5-0) remained unbeaten and recorded 14 saves. 

Team Leaders
No. 6 Keiser
Goals: Gillen (4)
Points: Gillen (5)
Assists: Stassi (3)
Faceoffs: Provines (15-19)
Ground Balls: Provines (8)
Caused Turnovers: Epstein (2)
Saves: Tomei (14)

(RV) William Penn
Goals: Putzier (3)
Points: Putzier (3)
Assists: Blasingame (2)
Faceoffs: Swarts (4-9)
Ground Balls: Three Players (4)
Caused Turnovers: Howell (4)
Saves: Garigan (9)

Up Next

Keiser will face Montreat tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. 

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