Gannon Leads Kean Past Mount Ida, 14-2

Jazimar Bailey

UNION – Senior C.J. Gannon (Morris Plains) scored six goals to lead the Kean University men’s lacrosse team to a 14-2 win over Mount Ida College in wet and windy conditions on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars (3-2) held a 33-12 advantage in shots and a 24-12 edge in groundballs over Mount Ida (1-2).


For Mount Ida, sophomore goalkeeper James McAllister (Bethany, Conn.) finished with five saves.

After the Mustangs scored the first goal of the game, Kean answered with nine straight goals spanning the first, second and third quarters to build a 9-1 lead.  Gannon scored three in that run and would later add three straight goals in the fourth quarter as the Cougars pulled away for the victory.

Seniors Jazimar Bailey (Hoboken) and Scott Leathem (Fair Lawn) each had two goals and two assists for the Cougars.  In goal, senior John Gesumaria (Cranford) had made three saves.

For the Mustangs, freshman Nick Yacuzzi (Oakham, Mass.) and senior attack Brandon Keith (Barnstable, Mass.) each scored once.

Kean hosts #5 and defending national champion SUNY Cortland on tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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