UNION, NJ - Freshman Brian Kramer has been playing like a veteran. His four goal effort led the Highlanders to a 5-2 victory over Watchung Hills on Friday, December 14.
Governor Livingston started off slow offensively, but matched Watchung Hills shutout in the first period. However, Watchung Hills scored two power play goals early in the second to take a 2-0 lead over the young Highlander squad.
Kramer cut Watchung Hill’s lead to one with a nifty goal off of a forecheck, and senior Jeremy Malave tied the game on a power play. Before the buzzer sounded, Watchung committed what turned out to be a costly penalty, as Kramer took advantage, knocking in his second goal of the game to take a 3-2 lead.
The third period started off quickly when Kramer knocked in his third goal of the night on a breakaway with just over 12 minutes to play. Sophomore goalie Shane Cook did a solid job in goal, limiting the Warrior’s chances and holding them scoreless in the third period.
With just under two minutes left, Watchung Hills pulled its goalie out of net, and naturally, Kramer knocked in his fourth score to put GL up 5-2, which would end as the final score.
Kramer now has 9 goals and 5 assists in just four games played this season. He is on pace to shatter the freshman point and goal record at GL. Malave’s crucial goal was his first of the season, and the senior captain continues to look more comfortable on his new line.
GL will look to continue it’s hot start to the season on Saturday at 6:20 p.m., when it clashes with county rival Scotch Plains-Fanwood at the Union Sports Arena.