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Keiser: No. 5 Men’s Lacrosse Cruises Past Shorter 24-8

Written by Lee Roggenburg on . Posted in .
via press release – photo via Keiser web site   GAME INFORMATION Score: No. 5 Keiser 24, Shorter 8 Records: No. 5 Keiser (7-1), Shorter (0-9) Location: Ben Brady Field, Rome, GA Attendance: 50 Weather: 85, sunny KU HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Seahawks jumped up to the fifth spot in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll, which came out prior to the game.
  • The game was stopped with 12:13 remaining in the fourth quarter after lightning was spotted in the area.
  • Craig Marentette scored a season high nine goals and added two assists for a season best, 11 points.
  • Chad Strauss was 24-35 on faceoffs and had a season best 16 groundballs.
  • Jake Padden made 12 saves in goal during the first half of play.
  • Keiser was a perfect 4-4 on man-up opportunities and went 17-19 on clears.
TURNING POINT The turning point came when Shorter closed to within 7-5 but six straight goals by the Seahawks put the game out of reach at 13-5. HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Jacob Bomberry scored the first two goals of the game before Shorter answered with two goals of their own to tie the game at 2-2.
  • Keiser came right back with goals by Marentette and Chad Strauss but the Hawks found the back of net with 42 seconds left to trail 4-3, heading into the second quarter.
  • Marentette and Lucas Muzzey opened the scoring in the new quarter before Shorter broke through at the 11:48 mark, making it 6-4.
  • After both teams traded goals, the Seahawks scored the next six goals highlighted by a pair from Nolan Duncan and Bomberry, to lead 13-5.
  • Shorter stopped the run but a man-up goal by Duncan and a Marentette goal, upped the advantage to 15-6.
  • Each team notched one more goal before the half with the Seahawks holding a 16-7 advantage.
  • KU scored the first six goals of the third quarter, highlighted by two from Marentette, stretching the margin to 22-7.
  • However, Shorter grabbed a goal with 33 seconds remaining in the quarter to get within, 22-8. Heading into the fourth.
  • Marentette and Justin Flint found the back of the net in the first three minutes of the final quarter before the game was called due to lightning in the area.
COACH’S CORNER “We made a lot of mistakes early and Jake bailed us out with some nice saves. Once we settled in, we all started playing Seahawks lacrosse. I’m really proud of how the guys responded in the rest of the game.” TEAM LEADERS Keiser Points: Marentette (11) Goals: Marentette (9) Assists: Grieco (3) Faceoff: Strauss, (24-35) Ground Balls: Strauss (16) Saves: Padden (12) Shorter Points: Rogers (4) Goals: Zumbado (3) Assists: Rogers (3) Faceoff: Zumbado/Rogers (5-11) Ground Balls: Zumbado (8) Saves: Robinson (11) UP NEXT Keiser concludes their regular season on Saturday, April 8th, at 3:00 p.m. when they travel to SCAD-Savannah.