Women's Soccer Battles WPU to 1-1 Tie

Women's Soccer Battles WPU to 1-1 Tie

UNION, N.J. (10/3/09) - Junior Lara Kaminski (Rahway, N.J.) scored early in the second half to tie the game as Kean University battled William Paterson University to a 1-1 double overtime tie in New Jersey Athletic Conference women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars (4-3-4, 2-1-2 NJAC) held a slight 11-10 edge in shots, while the Pioneers (4-4-3, 2-1-2 NJAC) had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.  It was Kean's fifth double overtime game of the season and second straight NJAC game that ended in a tie. 

William Paterson took a 1-0 lead in the first half when sophomore forward Megan Droelle (Hampton, N.J.) fired a shot from the right side of the box that got by a diving Leandra Russo (Absegami, N.J.) and into the far side off the assist from senior midfielder Sam Giancola (Hazlet, N.J.) in the 24th minute.

The score would remain 1-0 in favor of the Pioneers until early in the second half, as Kaminski (pictured right) recorded the unassisted goal just 5:48 into the half to tie the game.

Russo stopped four shots for the Cougars, while Pioneer goalkeeper Meaghan Baker (Rockaway, N.J.) made two saves. 

Kean returns to action on Wednesday, October 7, when the Cougars host Wilkes University in non-conference action at 7:30 p.m.