BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Keene State men's lacrosse team used a big second quarter to earn a 14-8 road win at Bowdoin on Tuesday evening.
The Owls improve to 7-3 while the 15th-ranked Polar Bears drop to 7-4 this season.
- The teams traded goals in the first quarter before a pair of late scores by the Owls, including a tally with 0.3 seconds left by Rob Hart, gave the visitors a 4-2 advantage after one period.
- Hart kept Keene State rolling in the second quarter, scoring three consecutive goals to push his team's lead to 7-2 with 5:21 remaining in the half.
- Sam Carlin stopped the bleeding for Bowdoin with a faceoff win and goal just seven seconds later, but Ryan Askham and Hunter Arnold responded with goals for Keene State to give the Owls a 9-3 lead at intermission.
- Bowdoin made several bids to climb back into the contest in the second half, but could get no closer than five goals as each score was answered by the Owls.
By The Numbers
- Rob Hart was outstanding for Keene State, scoring five goals and assisting on two others. Bryan Rotatori had three goals and an assist for the Owls.
- Bowdoin was paced by four goals from Brett Kujala.
- Peter Mumford made 13 saves and had three caused turnovers in the loss for Bowdoin while Mat Howe stopped four for Keene State.
- Sam Carlin was the top faceoff specialist of the night, winning 12 of 17 attempts and collecting ten ground balls.
- Keene State owned a slim 43-40 edge in shots, but 28 of Bowdoin's attempts sailed high or wide and the Polar Bears committed 26 turnovers in the contest.
- Bowdoin returns to NESCAC action on Saturday as they host Wesleyan at 1:00 p.m.
- Keene State will also play on Saturday afternoon against UMass-Boston at 3:30 p.m.