Nyit vs. Wingate
February 24, 2008
The Game Story:

Williamsburg, Va. (Feb. 24, 2008) - Junior Keith Henderson (Port Jeff Station, N.Y.) scored a game-high six goals and the Bears broke the game open with seven goals in the third quarter as they defeated Wingate University 16-8 in their 2008 season opener this afternoon in menís lacrosse non-conference action. The loss drops Wingate to 1-1 on the season.

Henderson, who scored in every quarter, netted all three of the Bears goals in the first quarter. The Bears overcame seven minutes of penalties to grab 3-2 lead after the first 15 minutes of action.

NYIT led 7-4 at the half and took a comfortable 14-6 lead at the end of the third quarter as they outscored Wingate 7-2. Sophomore Austin Carino (Huntington, N.Y.) netted two goals in the third period.

Each team scored two goals in the fourth quarter to provide the final score.

Senior Chris Gencorelli (North Bellmore, N.Y.) added three goals and junior Al Maione (West Islip, N.Y.) and Carino each finished with two scores. Kyle Costello led Wingate with two goals and an assist.

Statistics from todayís game will be release later in the week.

The Bears return to action this Saturday, March 1 as they travel to St. Michaelís University in Colchester, Vt. for a 1 p.m. contest.