Throggs Neck, N.Y. (4/14/07) - It took all 60 minutes, but Kean held on and edged Skyline Conference foe Maritime College, 18-17, Saturday afternoon.
With the win the Cougars improve to 10-3 overall and 4-2 in conference action.
It was a day of ups and downs for the both teams with a neck and neck battle throughout. Despite the Privateers scoring three goals to end the first half, the Cougars headed into halftime with an 11-8 lead. Each team would score three goals in the third period, keep the advantage at three heading into the final period.
Trailing late in the fourth period, the Privateers would score three quick goals. The small run would bring Maritime to within one goal, 17-16, but Kean would once again pull away, as junior attack Dennis Lukacsko (Lincoln Park, NJ) the game winner with 4:14 left in the game. He led the Cougars with four goals.
Senior attack Steve Gill (Patchogue, NY) and freshman midfielder Anthony Bertucci (Edison, NJ) added three goals each. Freshman attack Scott Leathem (Fair Lawn, NJ) had a game high three assists for the Cougars.
The freshman attack duo of Lawrence Montreuil (New Hyde Park, NY) and Max Ferguson (Rockville Centre, NY) each added three goals for the Privateers, while three others each had one goal.
Junior Dave Nichols (Florham Park, NJ) made 18 saves in net for the Cougars.
Kean will face off against Richard Stockton College on Wednesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. at Kean Alumni Stadium.