Men's Lax Pulls Away From WestConn, 8-4
Men's Lacrosse Pulls Away From WestConn, 8-4
UNION, N.J. (4/1/09) - Freshman midfielder Nick Angrisani (Belle Mead, N.J.) scored twice in the fourth quarter, as the Kean University men's lacrosse team pulled away from Western Connecticut State University with three goals in the final quarter in an 8-4 non-conference victory on Wednesday evening.
Sophomore Mike Terry (Maplewood, N.J.) added two goals for the Cougars (7-3), while freshman Tyler Martone (Cheshire, Conn.) made 14 saves for the Colonials (2-6).
Trailing 2-0 early in the second quarter, the Cougars scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead at halftime.
Angrisani got the Cougars on board first, scoring off the assist from junior C.J. Gannon (Morris Plains, N.J.) with 5:43 to go in the half. Defender Chris Masiulis (Ellicott City, Md.) took the ball the length of the field, netting the unassisted goal a minute later to tie the game, before junior Scott Leathem (Fair Lawn, N.J.) gave the Cougars their first lead of the game with 4:10 remaining in the second quarter.
The Colonials tied the game with the first half of the goal of the third quarter, as freshman attack Sean Macey (New Fairfield, Conn.) scored just 21 seconds into the quarter. The Cougars regained the lead for good, as Terry (pictured right) scored back-to-back unassisted goals.
Junior midfielder Anthony Bertucci (Edison, N.J.) had a team-high two caused turnovers and three groundballs, while Masiulis picked up four groundballs. In goal, junior John Gesumaria (Cranford, N.J.) made eight saves.
Macey scored two goals for the Colonials, while senior midfielder Mike Nazzaro (Trumbull, Conn.) had one goal and one assist.
The Cougars open up defense of their Skyline Conference championship on Saturday, April 4, when they travel to Maritime College. Game time is set for 1 p.m.