Ccny vs. Montclair State
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:

New York, NY (04/05/03) - Freshman attack John Della Pesca (Fair Lawn, NJ/Fair Lawn) scored six goals and added four assists as Montclair State won its second straight game with a 22-2 rout of City College of New York in Knickerbocker Lacrosse Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Kevin Gondres (Fair Lawn, NJ/Fair Lawn) added four goals and three assists for the Red Hawks (6-3, 4-1 KLC), who scored the games first 11 goals of the game. MSU has outscored the Beavers 42-2 in the last two seasons. Montclair won a 20-0 shutout at home in 2002.

Della Pesca opened the scoring with a goal 2:33 into the game as he scored off an assist from Sean Honan (Clifton, NJ/Seton Hall Prep). Frank Cosgrove (Montclair, NJ/Montclair) followed with a goal at the 8:09 mark of the period and Nick Biello (Fair Lawn, NJ/Fair Lawn) began as three-goal spurt during a 40-second span as MSU built a 5-0 lead.

Gondres netted his second of the period at the 2:57 mark and Michael Earl (South Brunswick, NJ/South Brunswick) scored to give the Red Hawks a 7-0 lead. Della Pesca capped off the first quarter with his second goal to give Montclair an eight-goal advantage after the first period.

Sean Pekarsky (Clifton, NJ/Clifton) added two goals and three assists for Montclair as the Red Hawks saw 11 different players tally a goal in the contest. Earl finished with two goals as did Dave Strunk (Pottstown, PA/Potts Grove). Joey Stoffel and Leo Starrinov had the two goals for CCNY, which was outshot 53-11 in the game.

Vinny DeGennaro (Fair Lawn, NJ/Fair Lawn) made one save in goal before departing after the first period. Backup goaltender Mark Ferlanti (Fair Lawn, NJ/Fair Lawn) had six saves over the final three quarters. Mike Yee had 19 saves for the Beavers.

The Red Hawks return to action on Wednesday, April 9th as they host the Cougars of Kean University at Sprague Field in a Knickerbocker Conference contest. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Last year, MSU defeated its in-state rival 17-8 behind three goals and five assists from Matt Von Klemperer. Gondres had four goals and three assists while Pekarsky added four goals and an assist.