Field Hockey Bounces Back with 3-2 victory over Lynchburg

UNION, N.J. (9/23/18)- Three unanswered goals propelled the Kean University field hockey team to a 3-2 victory over the University of Lynchburg on Sunday afternoon.

Jenna Patrone, Melissa Way and Brenna Delbagno all notched a goal for the Cougars who improve to 4-6 overall.  Nikki Simpo and Isabella Eldridge scored for the Hornets who fall to 3-3 overall.

After falling behind 1-0 in the third minute, the Cougars responded when Erin Donnelly made a quick pass to Patrone who rifled a shot and evened the contest at 1-1 in the 11th minute. Kean took their first lead of the contest in the 33rd minute, when Way scored on a breakaway after an official restart.

Kean maintained a 2-1 lead into halftime, despite being outshot (6-3) and out cornered (6-4) in the opening 35 minutes.

 The Cougars pushed their lead to 3-1 in the 41st minute, after Delbagno collected a feed from Rachel Mills and deposited it into the net.  The Hornets answered immediately and cut Kean's lead to 3-2.

Megan Houser finished with a career-high seven saves, including six in the final 30 minutes that allowed Kean to hold on for the victory.

Way and Patrone both tallied three shots, while Donnelly, Mills, Delbagno and Kayla Molnar all took one.  

The contest also had eight cards issued, including six yellows and two greens.

Head Coach Leslie LaFronz and the Cougars will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 29th, hosting the Ospreys of Stockton University in their NJAC opener beginning at 2:30 p.m.