Women's Soccer Shuts Down Ramapo, 2-0
Mahwah, N.J. (10/28/09) - Rookie Carly Seidel (Winslow Twp., N.J.) recorded the game-winner as Kean University closed out the regular season with a 2-0 win over Ramapo College Wednesday afternoon at the Athletic Center in Mahwah, N.J.
With the win, Kean improves to 7-7-4 overall and 4-3-2 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). The loss drops Ramapo to 8-9-1 and 2-6-1 in conference action.
The Cougars have earned the #5 seed and await the outcome of tomorrow's game between, Richard Stockton, currently in 3rd place, verse William Paterson, currently in 4th, to see who they will face off with in the #4 vs. #5 match-up on Saturday, October 31st in the first round of the NJAC Tournament.
Seidel (pictured right) knocked the ball past senior netminder Jessica DaRold (Sayreville, N.J.) at 84:42 for a 1-0 Cougar lead. With just 40 seconds to play in the game sophomore Danielle Esposito (Holmdel, N.J.) took a pass from Seidel, to net her tenth goal of the season, giving KU the two goal advantage. The Cougars held on for the final seconds to earn their sixth shutout of the season.
The Cougars edged Ramapo in shots, 6-3 in the first half and 8-4 in the second, while also holding an edge in corners, 6-0 on the day.
Junior goalkeeper Leandra Russo (Galloway, N.J.) needed to block just one shot for the Cougars while DaRold finished the day with three saves.