Connecticut College Cruises Past Kean

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Junior attackman Andrew Freedman (Sudbury, Mass.) scored a pair of goals and assisted on three others as Connecticut College cruised to a 12-3 victory against Kean University Saturday.

The Camels improve their record to 5-4 with their third straight win. The Cougars had their three game winning streak halted with the setback as the visitors slip to 9-4.

JR Hartgers (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) contributed three goals and one assist for the winning side. Tyler Corcoran (Simsbury, Conn.) and Tim Kast (Medway, Mass.) both scored twice.

Junior defender Mike Brennan (Chester Springs, Pa.) corralled five ground balls and contributed to a defensive unit that limited the Cougars to just 11 successful clears in 19 attempts.

Chuck Czerkawski (Cohasset, Mass.) won 16 of 19 face-offs in the trenches and added a game-high seven ground balls.

Rob Moccia (Malvern, Pa.) stopped eight shots to pick up the victory and was relieved by Nate Roy (Essex, Conn.), who made two saves in the closing 3:45 of action.

Kean University senior midfielder Nick Angrisani (Belle Mead, N.J.), Sean Bobal (Clinton, N.J.) and Brad Mills (Vernon, N.J.) all contributed goals for the visitors.

Nicholas Cestaro (West Islip, N.Y.) collected four ground balls for the Cougars.

Junior net-minder Lane Zierten (Washington Township, N.J.) had 14 saves and three ground balls in three periods of action in the cage. Dino Vitale (Ambler, Pa.) made three stops in the closing quarter of action.

After a slow offensive start for both sides, the Camels took advantage of an unsettled situation to break the ice with the game's first goal. Jack Griffin (Seaford, N.Y.) went from end to end in transition and connected with Hartgers for a goal with 2:34 remaining in the opening quarter.

John Lyons (Barrington, R.I.) netted his 15th goal of the season just 32 seconds later to vault the Camel out to a 2-0 lead after one.

With 11:38 remaining in the second quarter, the Camels took a 3-0 lead when Freedman assisted Stephen Eicher (Northport, N.Y.) for a goal with a nifty looking feed from behind the cage.

The Cougars got one back from Mills with 7:35 remaining but the hosts closed out the half with two more scoring strikes coming 1:26 apart. Briggs Barton (Rye, N.Y.) put the Camels on top 4-1 and Freedman buried a one-time on an assisting pass from Hartgers that vaulted the Camels out to a 5-1 lead at the break.

The Camels continued to pull away in the third quarter and out-scored the opposition 5-0 in the quarter to carry a 10-1 advantage into the final quarter of action.

Connecticut College was able to hold on for the comfortable 12-3 win. Connecticut College held a 48-to-28 advantage in shots and enjoyed a 35-to-17 edge in ground balls.

Connecticut College will visit Keene State College this Tuesday night for a 7:00 p.m. game in Keene, N.H.

The Cougars will host Montclair State University Thursday night for a 7:00 p.m. contest.

2012-04-07



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