Union, N.J. (4/25/17) – The Kean University women's lacrosse team used a three goal surge late in the second half to top Montclair State University by the final of 8-6 on Tuesday afternoon in NJAC action.
The Cougars playing just their fifth home game this season and first in more than two weeks kept their playoff hopes alive with the win. Kean's (10-5, 3-2 NJAC) test will come on senior day when they host the top team in Division III in The College of New Jersey.
The win is just the third overall in program history over MSU. Their last win over the Red Hawks was in 1999.
Kean never trailed in the contest but the Red Hawks (10-5, 3-2 NJAC) did force four ties. The deciding run happened as Meghan Tillger put the Cougars on top for good with 12:17 to go on a pretty pass from Taylor Hynes for the 6-5 lead.
With just under three minutes remaining, Kean added insurance as it was Hynes' turn with a man-up goal from Tillger (pictured left). Forty seconds later Brittany Ballack sealed the win.
Kean used the draw control to their benefit winning 13 of 16 on the day.
The Cougars have one more non-conference game on tap for Thursday as they travel to Elizabethtown before the showdown with TCNJ on Saturday.