Shenandoah vs. Kean
March 19, 2005
The Game Story:
WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University nearly pulled off its second men's lacrosse comeback in eight days Saturday afternoon, but visiting Kean University got the game-winning goal 40 seconds into the second overtime to win 9-8.

After Shenandoah (1-3) turned the ball over on the initial possession of the second OT, Kean (2-3) quickly cleared the ball into the Hornets offensive zone.

The Cougars' Tom Rossi made a quick dodge to the middle of the field after carrying the ball into the SU box and stuck his game-winning shot past the left ear of Shenandoah keeper Mark Verilli.

Rossi's game high fourth goal of the afternoon ruined a comeback bid by the hosts. SU trailed 8-6 as Kean's WIll Lillard scored 61 seconds into the fourth quarter, but freshman Stephen Mayor and Martin Carlson hooked up on two goals in the final 7:17 of regulation to tie it for the Hornets.

Mayor made it 8-7 when he converted a Carlson feed at the 7:17 mark, and then fed Carlson on a cross crease pass with 60 seconds remaining to tie the contest at 8-8.

SU had the only two shots of the first overtime, but both attempts were off cage. Rossi had the only shot in the second OT.

Rossi led all scorers with four goals while Steve Gill and Mike Tanis had two each for Kean. Mayor led Shenandoah with three, Carlson and Justin Ratcliff had two and Sam Johnson one.

Box Score/Play by Play

SU is back in action at home on Wednesday afternoon in the squad's Pennsylvania Athletic Conference opener. Game time is 3:00