Godwin Sends Kean Past Rutgers-Camden, 1-0

Godwin Sends Kean Past Rutgers-Camden, 1-0

Camden, N.J. (9/26/09) - Senior Jenna Godwin (Kingswood, N.J.) notched the game-winner for the Kean's women's soccer team as the Cougars defeated host Rutgers-Camden, 1-0, Saturday evening at a rainy Camden Community Park.

With the win the Cougars are now 4-3-2 overall and 2-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).  Rutgers-Camden falls to 3-6-1 and 0-2-1 in conference action.

The Cougars scored the game's only goal following a corner kick, when Godwin (pictured right) picked up a loose ball from inside the box and struck a high shot over Rutgers-Camden junior goalie Vanessa Maia (Union, N.J.) and under the crossbar. It was her second goal of the season and first game-winning tally.

Kean out-shot the Lady Raptors, 22-4, and held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Junior keeper Leandra Russo (Galloway, N.J.) needed to make only one save to record her third shutout of the season.  Maia made six saves in the opening half for the Raptors, while senior Jessica Leoni (Blackwood, N.J.) played goalie in the second half and made five saves.