Kean vs. Mount Ida
March 3, 2007
The Game Story:
Gill, Leathem Push Kean Past Mount Ida, 19-11
UNION, N.J. (3/3/07) Senior attack Steve Gill (Patchogue, N.Y.) recorded three goals and three assists and freshman Scott Leathem (Fair Lawn, N.J.) registered a game-high four goals to go along with two assists, as Kean University (2-0) defeated Mount Ida College (0-1), 19-11, Saturday afternoon at Kean Alumni Stadium.

Both teams battled to a 4-4 tie after one period of play. The Cougars then blew the game wide open with five goals by five different players in the second period. Kean headed into halftime with a 9-6 advantage.

The third period determined the game as Kean notched another five goals, again by five different players. Leathem provided back-to-back goals to start the fourth period, including a man-down goal with 14:14 remaining.

In all, over 35 different Cougars stepped on the field for action this afternoon.

Junior Dave Nichols (Florham Park, N.J.) recorded four saves in goal in 51:30 minutes of action, while freshman John Gesumaria (Cranford, N.J.) recorded six saves of his own in 8:30.

Junior Dennis Novello (Freehold, N.J.) finished with three goals and two assists on the afternoon while juniors Dan Mondino (Boonton, N.J.) and Dennis Lukacsko (Lincoln Park, N.J.) each had two goals.

Sophomores Chris Prophete (Waltham, Mass.) and Brett Conley (Fairfield, Conn.) each had two goals for the Mustangs in the loss.

Kean will continue its home schedule, and begin conference play, this Wednesday, March 7th as they take on Montclair State University, beginning at 7 p.m.