Keene State vs. Wheaton
March 11, 2010
The Game Story:
KEENE, N.H. 3/11/10 Sophomore attack Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) tallied six goals and two assists to lead Keene State College to a 20-8 victory over Wheaton College in non-conference mens lacrosse action at Owl Athletic Complex on Thursday afternoon.

Playing its last game before heading to Florida for a couple of spring week games, Keene State improves to 2-1. Wheaton College (1-1) suffers its first loss of the season.

With the scored knotted at 2-all, Keene State netted the next six goals to go up 8-2 after the first quarter. Meehan scored three of those goals, including one on a nifty behind the back shot. It helped the angle, so I just tried it out, said Meehan, who has 16 goals in the Owls first three games. I practice the shot because it comes in handy.

The Lyons scored back-to-back goals to make it an 11-5 game late in the second quarter, but the Owls, who, led 12-5 at the half, answered with four consecutive goals, taking a 15-5 lead on an unassisted goal by Meehan.

Freshmen Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.), Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.), James Galloway (Simsbury, Conn.), Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) and Jonathan Roderick (Plaistow, N.H.) each scored two goals for the Owls. Senior Casey Barber (South Deerfield, Mass.), freshman Matt Crimmins (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), and junior Cam Sousa (Hollis, N.H.) accounted for the other KSC goals.

I thought the guys played pretty well, said KSC Coach Mark Theriault. Were a hard team to beat on this turf. I told the boys, were not on the plane yet. We have to play 60 minutes of lacrosse before we head to Florida.

Sophomore attack Billy McNamara (Mansfield, Mass.) scored three goals and junior attack Chris Landers (Manchester, Mass.) finished with a goal and four assists to lead Wheaton.

Junior Alec Corliss (Waltham, Mass.) and freshman Jason Lesser (Brewster, N.Y.) each played a half in goal for the Owls. Corliss made five saves while Lesser turned aside nine shots.

Senior Schuyler Horn (New Hartford, Conn.) made 12 saves for the Lyons.

In Florida, Keene State plays Birmingham Southern on March 14 and 10th ranked Geneseo State on March 17.

Wheaton College faces College in its home-opener on March 25.