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Keiser Men’s Lacrosse Falls 17-7 in AAC Championship Game to No. 1 Reinhardt; Rundle 3G, Rayburn 16 for 27 for Keiser, Cochran 2G/7A and Wright 13 saves lead Reinhardt.

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PB Central alum Ryan Rundle 3G/2GBs, Lake Nona alum AJ Badik 2A/3GBs, Lake Nona alum JP Prather 1G/1GB, Oxbridge alum Vincent Cerasuolo 1A/1GB and Lely alum Chris Rayburn 16/27 and 10GBs for Keiser.

via Keiser press release/website


Game Information
No. 2 Keiser Seahawks 7, No. 1 Reinhardt Eagles 17
Lupo Family Field (Marietta, Ga.)
Records: Keiser 14-2 | Reinhardt 14-0 

Keiser men’s lacrosse was defeated today in the AAC title game. The Seahawks battled with the top ranked Eagles, but were unable to keep pace, falling 17-7. KU will now await its selection to the NAIA Invitational Tournament. For their performance this weekend, JP PratherKegan Hufford, and Ryan Rundle were named to the AAC All-Tournament team. 

First Quarter
Keiser 2, RU 3

  • The Eagles got on the board first with a goal three minutes into the game.
  • RU got another goal three minutes later. 
  • With 6:40 on the board, Ryan Rundle converted a man-up opportunity to give Keiser its first goal.
  • JP Prather capitalized on another man-up opportunity later in the quarter, with a Kegan Hufford assist. 
  • Reinhardt got the last goal of the quarter with 49 seconds left on the clock.

Second Quarter
Keiser 4, RU 9

  • Reinhardt scored the first goal of the quarter with 12:42 on the board.
  • Ryan Rundle scored two goals in a 30 second span to tie the game.
  • Unfortunately for Keiser, the Seahawk offense slowed from there and the Eagles closed out the half on a 5-0 scoring run. 
Third Quarter

Keiser 6, RU 12

  • The Eagles got the first goal of the half at the 12:48 mark. 
  • Six minutes later, Braeden Niemy scored with a Badik assist. 
  • Kegan Hufford scored in a man-up situation forty seconds later, with another assist from Badik. 
  • RU added two more goals in the final three minutes of the quarter.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 7, RU 17

  • The Eagles tacked on three more goals in the first seven minutes of the quarter. 
  • The Seahawks continued to fight and broke the scoring run with a goal from Kegan Hufford at the 6:50 mark, but the Eagles would close out the game with two goals in the final five minutes.
KU Highlights
  • Keiser outshot RU 50-36. The Seahawks have outshot their opponent in 27 consecutive games. 
  • KU caused seven Eagle turnovers.  
  • Chris Rayburn went 16-27 on face-offs.
  • The Seahawks went 10-14 on clears. 
  • Keiser picked up 31 groundballs. 
  • James Boyer made seven saves.
  • Keiser went 4-10 on extra man opportunities. 

Team Leaders
No. 2 Keiser
Goals: Rundle (3)
Points: Hufford / Rundle (3)
Assists: Badik (2)
Faceoffs: Rayburn (16-27)
Ground Balls: Rayburn (10)
Caused Turnovers: Six Players (1)
Saves: Boyer (7)

No. 1 Reinhardt
Goals: Shackleford (3)
Points: Cochran (9)
Assists: Cochran (7)
Faceoffs: Sess (9-16)
Ground Balls: Hanak (5)
Caused Turnovers: Marx (3)
Saves: Wright (13)

Up Next

Keiser will wait and see where they are selected in the upcoming NAIA Invitational Tournament. 

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