Kean vs. Widener
March 11, 2009
The Game Story:
UNION, N.J. (3/11/09) - Kean University scored seven second-half goals to erase a 3-0 deficit and defeat Widener University, 7-5, in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday evening.

Junior midfielder Anthony Bertucci (Edison, N.J.) scored four goals to lead the Cougars (3-2), while sophomore Andrew Janusz (Easton, Pa.) netted two goals for Widener (0-4).

Widener took a 3-0 lead at halftime after scoring one goal in the first period and netting two goals in the second, as senior midfielder Justin Upp (Camden, Del.) had a goal and an assist.

In the third period, the Cougars tied the game with three straight goals, as Bertucci scored twice and senior midfielder Josh Morales (Clifton, N.J.) tied the game at 3-3 with a goal with 2:28 left in the period.

Widener regained the lead to start the fourth period, as Janusz scored with 10:05 remaining. The Cougars took the lead for good scoring four straight goals, as Bertucci (pictured right) netted the first two, including the game-winner with 7:03 left for the 5-4 advantage.

Senior Eric Gillar (Milltown, N.J.) added a goal and two assists for the Cougars.

In goal, junior John Gesumaria (Cranford, N.J.) stopped 13 shots, as Widener held a 35-24 edge in shots. For the Pride, sophomore Kevin Carney (Ridley, Pa.) made seven saves.

The Cougars return to action on Saturday, March 14, when they host Vassar College in non-conference action at 1 p.m.