Women's Lacrosse Tops Manhattanville, 17-12

Union, N.J. (3/9/12) – The Kean University women's lacrosse team scored five straight goals to break a three-all tie and didn't look back as they defeated visiting Manhattanville College, 17-12, Friday evening in non-conference action.

The trio of Lyndsey Cannon, Julie Knodt and Marisa DeAngelis all scored four goals apiece in the win for Kean (2-1).  Junior Maggie Howley led the Valiants (0-3) with four goals of her own.

The Cougars got things going with two quick goals, two minutes apart, the first coming from sophomore Ciara Mastrodomenico followed by a free position goal from Cannon.  After trading goals six minutes later, it was the Valiants turn as they knotted the score at three-all.  Sophomore Brooke Marcimo took a pass from rookie Ashley Hess to tie the game with just over 10 minutes to go in the first half.  From there the Cougars would score five straight as junior Stephanie Tocko started the run and Knodt topped off the run to put Kean ahead, 8-3.  Junior Melissa Goncalves broke up the streak with a goal just before the break as Kean headed into halftime with an 8-4 advantage.

Both teams paced each other in the second half before a late surge from Manhattanville late in the half.  With the Cougars ahead, 15-8, the Valiants would score four of the game's next five goals, but it wasn't enough as Kean pulled away with the win.

Mastrodomenico finished with three groundballs and three draw controls in addition to three goals scored.  Cannon recorded six groundballs while causing two turnovers.  DeAngelis (pictured left) added six draw controls and three groundballs while Tocko tallied two goals and three assists.

Goncalves registered three goals and an assist while adding three groundballs and two draw controls.

Junior Jules Keeley recorded the win in net with seven saves while Mary Rose Morrison suffered the loss with seven saves as well.

Kean returns to action on Tuesday when they open up New Jersey Athletic Conference action at The College of New Jersey.