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Keiser Men’s Lacrosse Stays Undefeated With Win Against Davis & Elkins

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in , , , .

via Keiser press release/website


Game Information
Score: No. 6 Keiser Seahawks 12, Davis & Elkins Senators 7
Ben Brady Field (Rome, Georgia)
Records: Keiser 3-0, 1-0 AAC | Davis & Elkins 0-2, 0-0 G-MAC

Keiser men’s lacrosse remained unbeaten on the year today with a win versus Davis & Elkins. The Seahawks recorded their highest margin of victory so far in 2023. 

“It’s tough to play two games in less than 24 hours at two different locations hours apart. It took a bit to get going, but our defense held it down early,” said head coach Patrick Johnston. “It was a team effort, the ride and clear were strong all day and a majority of our goals were assisted. Proud of our men for staying the course and responding in the second half.”

First Quarter
Keiser 2, Davis & Elkins 0

  • After a scoreless seven minutes, KU got on the board first with a goal from Vincent Cerasuolo, with an assist from Cole Stassi.
  • Shortly afterward, Keiser scored again with a goal from Jack Gillen, and an assist from fellow freshman AJ Badik.

Second Quarter
Keiser 4, Davis & Elkins 2

  • The Senators struck first in the second half, scoring on a man-up goal.
  • After several scoreless minutes, Keiser struck back with a goal from Braden Niemy, courtesy of Josten Ucros.
  • The Senators responded a minute later with a goal of their own. 
  • With :53 remaining in the half, Jack Gillen scored to put the Seahawks up by two.
Third Quarter

Keiser 8, Davis & Elkins 2

  • After biding their time defensively for the first five minutes of the half, the Seahawks began a scoring run, beginning with a goal man-up goal from Jack Gillen
  • Less than a minute later, Josten Ucros scored a man-up goal with an assist from Cole Stassi.
  • With 1:50 remaining, Braeden Niemy scored with an assist from AJ Badik.
  • With :32 left, Niemy struck again with a goal, this time with the assist coming from Cole Stassi
Fourth Quarter

Keiser 13, Davis & Elkins 2

  • Holding onto a firm lead, the Seahawks kept up the pressure, and Trevor Hall scored an unassisted goal 53 seconds into the quarter.
  • Two minutes later, Ashton Harris scored his first goal of his young career. 
  • With 10:00 on the clock, Cole Stassi got in on the scoring action, with an assist from Vincent Cerasuolo
  • 53 seconds after that, AJ Badik scored unassisted. 
  • Two minutes later, Josten Ucros scored again, with yet another assist from Cole Stassi

KU Highlights

  • Cole Stassi put up four assists, and a goal.
  • Keiser ended the game on a 10-0 scoring run, and did not allow a goal in the second half.
  • This was the second victory for Keiser versus an NCAA DII opponent this year. 

Team Leaders
No. 6 Keiser
Goals: Gillen/Niemy (3)
Points: Stassi (5)
Assists: Stassi (4)
Faceoffs: Provines (12-17)
Ground Balls: Provines (8)
Caused Turnovers: Niemeier (2)
Saves: Tomei (5)

Up Next

Keiser will face St. Andrews at home next Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

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