Nyit vs. Notre Dame De Namur
April 7, 2009
The Game Story:
Old Westbury, N.Y. (April 7, 2009) - Senior Keith Henderson (Port Jeff Station, N.Y.) scored a season-high eight goals and junior Matt Sullivan (West Islip, N.Y.) added a career-best nine assists as the No. 3 NYIT menís lacrosse team defeated Notre Dame de Namur 17-8 this afternoon in non-conference action. The win improves the Bears to 7-1 on the season, while the Argonauts fall to 5-4 overall.

With his nine point performance this afternoon, Henderson etched his name into the NYIT lacrosse record books, breaking the all-time records for goals and assists in a career. Henderson surpassed Paul Montaliís record of 153 career goals as he netted his third goal of the first quarter with 5:01 on the clock and he became the Bears all-time leader in points, surpassing Brian Boyleís record of 204 points, as he assisted on the first goal of the second quarter with 10:37 remaining.

The Bears jumped out to a 4-0 after 10 minutes of action, with junior Bryan Gil (Holbrook, N.Y.) giving the Bears a 1-0 lead :37 seconds in. Henderson followed with three consecutive goals, two of which were assisted by Sullivan to make it 4-0 with 5:01 remaining. Greg Bearson put the Argonauts on the scoreboard a minute later but sophomore Ryan Amengual (Babylon, N.Y.) and Henderson both scored off of feeds from Sullivan in the final minute to put the Bears up 6-1 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bears would eventually build their largest lead of the game, 11-3, on a goal from junior Rob Le Guen (Melbourne, Australia) just before the half, but the Argonauts would come out and score the first four goals of the third quarter, including two from Bearson, to cut the deficit to 11-7 with 5:38 to go. Junior Austin Carino (Huntington, N.Y.) got the Bears back on track with two consecutive goals on assists from Sullivan and started a string of seven consecutive goals for the Bears that went until 7:11 of the fourth quarter and built NYITís lead back up to 17-7.

Freshman William McGee (Rocky Point, N.Y.) earned the win in his first start of the season, making 10 saves, while allowing seven goals. Gil finished with a season-high four goals.

Head Coach Jack Kaley and the bears return to action this Saturday as they travel to Seton Hill for 1 p.m. contest.