Stevenson vs. Kean
February 27, 2010
The Game Story:
TOWSON, Md. - Stevenson men's lacrosse senior Steve Kazimer (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) scored nine points on five goals and four assists, to lead an explosive Mustang offense that outscored Kean 22-3 over the final three quarters en route to a 24-4 victory Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University.

The win was the 19th-straight regular season victory for Stevenson (2-0) and the ninth consecutive in a home opener.

The Mustangs also improved their record to 2-0 in games at Towson after the team knocked off Alvernia, 12-2 on Mar. 8, 2005 in the first career game under sixth-year head coach Paul Cantabene.

Stevenson outshot the Cougars 61-21 and were a perfect 16-of-16 on clears.

Kazimer, a unanimous selection for preseason player and attackman of the year, finished just one point shy of his career-high of 10 set in a 19-13 win over Messiah on Mar. 3, 2008 when he totaled a school record nine goals.

The school record for points in a game is held by Bob Reinheimer who had five goals and seven assists in an 18-9 win over Lycoming on Mar. 31, 2001.

Kazimer was one 13 different goal scorers, including three who had at least three goals. A total of 15 players had at least one point for Stevenson who scored 20 or more goals for the 10th time in six seasons under Cantabene.

Kazimer scored the first two goals of the game for the Mustangs before Scott Leathem tallied to pull Kean within one. Despite outshooting the Cougars 15-4, Stevenson led by just one in a low-scoring first quarter.

The Mustangs' took a 10-3 halftime lead after scoring eight goals on 18 shots, including two each from Kazimer and juniors Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winters Mill) and Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson).

Dailey totaled four goals and two assists while Ford added three and two, respectively.

Kazimer had a hand in four of Stevenson's first five goals of the third quarter, assisting on three, as the team took a commanding 16-4 lead.

The Mustangs added another eight goals in the fourth quarter, six of which marked the first of the season and two that were the first in the careers of junior Ray Witte (Annapolis/St. Peter and Paul) and freshman Zach Fratella (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine).

Senior Geoff Hebert (Lutherville/Dulaney) made 12 saves, three shy of his career-high before giving way to senior Andrew Harrington (Easton/South Dorchester) and freshman Pete Wesselman (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) who made his first career appearance.

C.J. Gannon led the Cougars (1-1) with one goal and two assists while John Gesumaria had 10 saves.

Stevenson returns to action on Wednesday with another non-conference contest against RIT beginning at 3:30 p.m., at Caves Athletics Complex.