Women's Lax Closes Out Season with Loss to Rowan
UNION, N.J. (5/5/12) – Rowan University scored seven straight goals in the second half en-route to defeating host Kean University, 11-8, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
For Rowan (10-7, 4-1 NJAC), senior Michelle Lubrano finished with seven goals. For the Cougars (9-9, 2-3 NJAC), junior Lyndsey Cannon (pictured left) netted five goals and had an assist to close out her record setting season.
Lubrano scored the first two goals of the game, as Rowan took the 2-0 lead with 19:18 remaining in the opening half. Cannon answered back with a pair of goals to tie the game halfway through the first half. Rowan regained the lead on the unassisted goal by Jamie Blondina with 10:44 remaining, before the Cougars scored the final three goals of the half, taking a 5-3 lead at the break following the goal by senior defender Katy Bednarz with just four seconds left in the half.
Kean extended the lead to 6-3 on Cannon's goal to open the second half and would leave 7-4 before Lubrano scored the first of seven Rowan goals to regain the lead for good. Blondina tied the game at 7-7 with the unassisted goal midway through the second half and freshman Becca Wood gave Rowan the lead for good with the free position goal with 11:51 remaining. Lubrano scored the final three goals for Rowan to extend the lead to 11-7 with 2:24 left.
Cannon closed out the scoring in the final minute with the unassisted goal.
This season, Cannon set new single season records with 85 goals and 108 points, while becoming the program's all-time leader with 66 career assists. She enters her senior year two points shy of becoming the all-time points leader (currently with 283) and is just four goals breaking the all-time record in goals (currently with 217).
In her final career game, Bednarz scored one goal and finished with two draw controls, two groundballs and one caused turnover. Junior Jules Keeley made 12 saves for the Cougars.
For Rowan, goalkeepers Kerry Pehnke and Lindsay Barrie each made four saves.