Pioneers Push Past Kean, 2-0

Pioneers Push Past Kean, 2-0

Union, N.J. (10/9/07)- Sophomore Chelsea Winkelspecht (Sicklerville, N.J.) recorded the game-winning goal just 14 minutes into the action as William Paterson University defeated Kean University, 2-0, in field hockey action Tuesday evening at Kean Alumni Stadium.

The win improves the Pioneers to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in conference action while the Cougars fall to 7-4 and 2-2 in the NJAC.

With a close 1-0 match entering the second half, both teams were forced to halt the action with inclement weather and lightning in the area.  After waiting it out for 90 minutes, both teams returned to action in the driving rain to complete the final 22 minutes. 

The Pioneers sealed the win in the 60th minute as sophomore Christina Ayusa (Runnemede, N.J.) took a pass from junior Meghan Hall (Turnersville, N.J.) for the final of 2-0.

WPU, who held a 10-5 advantage in shots, had two saves behind the keeper of sophomore Christina Auger (Wayne, N.J.).  Kean, who edged William Paterson in penalty corners, 8-6, had four saves from sophomore netminder Jenni Barry (Berkeley Heights, N.J.).

Kean will return to action on Saturday, October 13th as they travel to Cedar Crest College for a 1 p.m. match.