Umass-dartmouth vs. Keene State
March 29, 2008
The Game Story:
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MASS. 3/29/08 - Junior attack Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) scored four times, including the tying and go ahead goals in the fourth quarter to lead #19 Keene State to a come-from-behind 10-8 Little East Conference men's lacrosse victory over UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday. It was the LEC opener for both teams.

Keene State, (3-0, 1-0 LEC), which remains undefeated, has won ninth straight LEC regular season games. The Owls last lost (8-7) came against rival Eastern Conn. April 22, 2006. UMass-Dartmouth (5-1, 0-1) drops its first game of the season.

The scored was knotted at 1-1 after the first quarter. The upset-minded Corsairs outscored the Owls 5-2 in the second quarter to go up 6-3 at halftime. The Owls had 29 shots, but just three goals in the first half. "We had our opportunities, but we just couldn't capitalize, "said KSC Coach Mark Theriault.

The Owls began to chip away at UMD's lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Corsairs 4-2 to make it an 8-7 game. The fourth quarter belonged to Keene State, which scored three goals while keeping the Corsairs off the board.

Santa Fe tied the game at the 9:25 mark and netted the game-winner three minutes later. "Tony did a nice job of beating his man from behind the net and getting to the opposite side for the goal," said Theriault. "That's why he was selected as a preseason All-America."

Junior midfielder Alex Loscialpo (Westport, Conn.) added an insurance goal late in the quarter.

Santa Fe's four goals give him a team-leading 11 on the season. He also had two assists. Senior midfielder Ryan Hazelton (Chester, N.H.) finished with two goals and two assists while Casey Brodersen (Derry, N.H.), Bryan Sweeney (East Lyme, Conn.), and Chris Jenkins (Derry, N.H.) also found the back of the net for the Owls. It was the first college goal for Jenkins, a defensive midfielder.

Senior goalie Matt Johnson (Derry, N.H.) finished the game with nine saves.

The Owls play their first home game of the season on Tuesday when they host Wheaton College (4 p.m.).