SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men's lacrosse team fell to Saint Joseph's, 13-5, on Saturday afternoon at Beirne Stadium.
SJU won 20-of-22 faceoffs and held the Black and Gold scoreless for over 30 minutes.
Saint Joseph's 13, Bryant 5
Records: Bryant (5-3, 3-2 NEC) | Saint Joseph's (6-3, 6-0 NEC)
Location: Beirne Stadium (Smithfield, R.I.)
Coach Pressler's Comments
"Congratulations to Coach Wray and the St. Joe's team today on their convincing win on the road. We were outplayed, out-coached and out-fought this afternoon. The credit goes to the team in red. Final two weeks of conference play coming up for us. On to Sacred Heart."
- Trailing 2-1, Saint Joe's scored the final three goals of the first quarter and never looked back.
How It Happened
- Kent opened the scoring with a rifle to the top right corner less than four minutes into the contest.
- SJU tied the game less than a minute later but Isaiah Davis gave Bryant a 2-1 lead off a feed from Logan McGovern.
- The Hawks, though, tied the game less than a minute later, and then scored twice in the final three minutes to make it 4-2.
- SJU added a pair of second-quarter goals to take a 6-2 lead at the half.
- The Hawks tallied two goals within a minute of each other in the third quarter before Kent stopped the run.
- Jake Fiske would add a goal in the third for the Bulldogs but SJU took a 10-4 lead to the fourth quarter.
- Aidan Goltz scored in the fourth but the Hawks scored three times to put the game away.
- SJU outshot Bryant, 45-43.
- The Hawks won the groundball battle, 52-26.
- The Hawks won 20-of-22 faceoffs.
- Bryant went 22-of-26 on clears.
- Kent registered two goals and an assist.
- Goltz, Fiske and Davis all added a goal.
- Teagan Alexander made 17 saves in his first collegiate start.
- LaJhon Jones and Zach Coffey each recorded three ground balls.
- Kent recorded his second multi-point game of the year.
- Teagan Alexander was making his collegiate debut for the Black and Gold.
The Bulldogs head to Sacred Heart next Saturday, April 24. Faceoff is set for 1:00 p.m.