Field Hockey Earns NJAC Victory Over Richard Stockton, 4-1

Kean Earns NJAC Victory Over Richard Stockton, 4-1 

POMONA, N.J. (10/3/07) - Sophomore Brittany Gibbs (West Deptford, N.J.) scored a pair of goals and recorded a save to lead the Kean University field hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Richard Stockton College in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.

Kean (7-3, 2-1 NJAC) scored four goals in the second half to erase a 1-0 Osprey lead.

Gibbs, who leads the Cougars with eight goals this season, also briefly took the goalkeeper position to stop a penalty stroke in the victory.

Richard Stockton (1-10, 0-3 NJAC) took a 1-0 lead in the first half on the goal by Samantha Horner (Newfield, N.J.) in the 29th minute.

In the second half, Nuran Onal (Cinnaminson, N.J.) tied the game at 48:04 with her first goal of the season, as she scored on a penalty corner from junior Katie McGee (Cherry Hill, N.J.).

Less than three minutes later, Stockton was awarded a penalty stroke, but Gibbs took over as Kean's goalie and stopped a high shot by Horner.

Freshman Amie Hoch (Egg Harbor Twp.) scored the go-ahead goal for the Cougars at 54:50 and Gibbs netted two goals in the final 1:07, with the second coming on a penalty stroke after time had expired for the 4-1 final score. 

In goal, Richard Stockton goalkeeper Debi O'Kane (Cologne, N.J.) made 16 saves for the Ospreys, while Cougar keeper  Jenni Barry (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) made three saves for the win.

The Cougars held a 25-6 edge in shots and 21-3 advantage in penalty corners. 

Kean returns to action next week when the Cougars host William Paterson University in a NJAC game on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 pm.