Nyit vs. Bryant
March 15, 2008
The Game Story:
Old Westbury, N.Y. (March, 15, 2008) – The NYIT men’s lacrosse team led from start to finish in a 14-6 win over #6 Bryant University this afternoon in non-conference action. Junior Keith Henderson (Port Jeff Station, NY) and sophomore Austin Carino (Huntington, N.Y.) each scored three goals in the victory.

NYIT (4-0) jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first quarter as juniors Matt Messina (Sayville, NY) and Jeremy Hobson (Riverhead, NY) netted unassisted goals just :27 seconds apart, at 13:41 and 13:14. Carino and Henderson sandwich goals around sophomore Kevin Hennessy’s (West Babylon, N.Y.) score as NYIT found the back of the net three times in the final four minutes to build a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Hobson netted his second goal of the game in a second quarter that saw both teams score two goals and the Bears head into the half with a 7-2 lead.

NYIT scored the first four goals of the third period to build a comfortable 11-2 lead. Carino scored back-to-back goals, including a man-up goal off of a feed from Hennessy and Hennessy added a man-down goal in the quarter.

Henderson opened the fourth quarter with his third goal of the day to give the Bears a 13-4 lead and after Kevin Hoagland scored twice for Bryant (3-2), junior Hendrick Dubois (Aachen, Germany) scored his first goal of the season for NYIT to provide the final score.

NYIT starter Dan Goosk (Oceanside, NY) was excellent in net for NYIT, making eight saves, while improving to 2-0 on the season. Messina finished with one goal and three assists, Hennessy added two goals and two assists and sophomore Matt Sullivan (West Islip, N.Y.) added a goal and three assists in the win.

Hoagland led Bryant with two goals, and Brad Burton and Matt McKeefrey each scored a goal and added an assist in the loss. Michael Kennedy made 14 saves in net for Bryant.

The Bears outshot Bryant 44-30, but neither team was particularly effective on extra-man opportunities, with Bryant going 1-10 and NYIT scoring on just two of their eight opportunities.

The Bears return to action this Wednesday, March 19 as they host Seton Hill University at 3:30 p.m.