#4 TCNJ Blanks Kean, 17-0

#4 TCNJ Blanks Kean, 17-0

UNION, N.J. - (3/16/09) - The fourth ranked Lions of The College of New Jersey used a balanced scoring attack to blank the Cougars of Kean University, 17-0 in women's lacrosse action on Monday afternoon.

With the win, the Lions improve to 3-0 and 2-0 in the NJAC, while the Cougars fell to 0-3 and 0-1 in NJAC play. 

TCNJ received three goals apiece from Rachel Gordon (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Robin Deehan (Morris Plains, N.J.), Alison Jager (Hampton, N.J.) and Leigh Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, N.J.). 

The lone bright spot for the Cougars was freshman goalie Gina Petrizzo (Hopatcong, N.J.) who kept Kean in the game early on, stopping five of the Lions first seven shots, including four free position shots. 

TCNJ scored twice in the first three minutes to open up the early lead. Then Petrizzo (pictured right) made five point blank stops and the Cougars gained possession and put the Lions on the defensive. After a lengthy offensive possession the Cougars were unable to generate any scoring attack and Lions eventually took control of the game. TCNJ's third goal came at 17:41 mark by Kelly Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) and then TCNJ put the game out of reach with five more goals in the next two minutes.  

TCNJ held a 14-0 lead and the break and overall in the game the Lions outshot the Cougars 26-0.