Union, N.J. (3/16/12) – St. Joseph's College-Long Island used two goals late in the second half to pull away from the Kean University women's lacrosse team, 10-7, Friday evening in Skyline Conference action.
After a defensive battle in the first half that saw only three goals scored for each team, the second half was much different as each team scored in bunches. The Golden Eagles (2-4, 2-0 Skyline) broke the three-all tie with three straight goals in the first eight minutes of action in the second half. Lisa Terry scored two in the span, for her fourth of the night. The Cougars (2-3, 0-1 Skyline) responded right back with two of their own as Lyndsey Cannon scored an unassisted goal with just over 22 minutes to go and sophomore Ciara Mastrodomenico (pictured left) took a feed from Cannon with 18:41 left on the clock to pull Kean within one, 6-5. It was St. Joseph's turn to tack on two, pushing the lead back to three but Kean came right back as Julie Knodt took a pass from Cannon to make the score 8-6. Cannon pulled the Cougars within one again with a free position goal, her fourth goal of the night, to put the score at 8-7 with just over 13 minutes remaining, but that would be the last time the Cougars would score as the Golden Eagles tacked on two more insurance goals to pull away with the win.
For the Cougars, Cannon finished with four goals and three assists as well as four draw controls. Mastrodomenico finished the night with two goals. In net, Jules Keeley tallied 10 saves.
Kean returns to action on Tuesday when they travel to take on Ferrum College.