Keiser Men’s Lacrosse Opens Season with Home Victory Against PBA

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(Note: Keiser shows this as a regular season game, while PBA shows it as a scrimmage)

via Keiser press release/website


Game Information
Score: No. 6 Keiser 13, Palm Beach Atlantic 11
Records: No. 6 Keiser (1-0), Palm Beach Atlantic (0-1)
Multi-Purpose Field, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Seahawk men’s lacrosse began their season with a win tonight against NCAA Division II foe Palm Beach Atlantic. Keiser played a tough defensive game and was helped along the way by four goals from Vincent Cerasuolo.  

First Quarter
Keiser 5, PBA 2

  • Keiser struck first, with Josten Ucros providing the first KU goal of the season.
  • The Sailfish answered just a minute later, tying the game at 1-1. 
  • KU countered after the ensuing faceoff, when AJ Badik scored his first career goal.
  • Palm Beach Atlantic would retie the game two minutes later.
  • The Seahawks ended the quarter with a flurry of goals, first with another Vincent Cerasuolo goal, and then Jack Gillen scored on a nifty play with an assist from Cole Stassi
  • Freshman Braeden Niemy scored his first career goal with 12 seconds to go in the quarter.

Second Quarter
Keiser 7, PBA 3

  • Palm Beach Atlantic scored a goal with 14:18 still on the clock. 
  • AJ Badik scored his second career goal with 7:57 left. 
  • Cole Stassi scored an unassisted goal with 6:32 left in the half. Stassi’s goal gave Keiser a five goal lead heading into the locker room. 
Third Quarter

Keiser 10, PBA 7

  • The second half of the game started slower than the first, with both squads locking up defensively, and neither side able to gain an advantage. 
  • Keiser was able to break the scoring drought with Jack Gillen’s second goal of the day. 
  • Just a minute later, Braeden Niemy scored his second goal of the day to put KU up 9-3. 
  • PBA began to chip away at Keiser’s lead, and scored three goals in four minutes.
  • Keiser went up 10-6 when Trevor Hall scored his first goal of the year. 
  • The Sailfish cut the KU lead down to three with a goal with 0:34 remaining in the quarter.
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 13, PBA 11

  • The fourth quarter began similarly to the third, with no goals scored in the first five minutes. 
  • PBA got within two when Neil Calkin scored the third of his four goals with 10:27 left in the game.
  • Vincent Cerasuolo scored two goals in 50 seconds, with assists coming from Cole Stassi and Trevor Hall
  • After four scoreless minutes, Palm Beach Atlantic scored two goals in 40 seconds courtesy of Henry Sloyan. 
  • Vincent Cerasuolo scored his fourth goal of the day with 2:22 left in the game. 
  • PBA had one last rally in the final minute, and scored a goal with 39 seconds remaining. 
  • The Seahawk defense held firm, and Keiser began the season with a win. 

KU Highlights

  • Vincent Cerasuolo was a force all game long, scoring four goals. 
  • Christian Tomei recorded 13 saves, and was in the net for 60 minutes. 
  • Two different Seahawk freshmen recorded two goals each (Badik/Niemy).
  • Cam Provines dominated faceoffs, going 22-26.

Team Leaders
No. 6 Keiser
Goals: Cerasuolo (4)
Points: Cerasuolo (4)
Assists: Stassi (3)
Faceoffs: Provines (22-26)
Ground Balls: Provines (13)
Caused Turnovers: Gillen/Ellick (2)
Saves: Tomei (13)

Palm Beach Atlantic
Goals: Calkin (4)
Points: Calkin (4)
Assists: Robertson (2)
Faceoffs: McKoeun (2-10)
Ground Balls: Sloyan/ Calkin/ Hunt/ Rowse (2)
Caused Turnovers: Hunt (5)
Saves: Lightsey (11)

Up Next

Keiser will travel to Athens, Tennessee for a contest with AAC foe Tennessee Wesleyan. Opening faceoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET. 

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