Jersey City, N.J. (10/12/16) – The Kean University women's soccer team scored four unanswered goals to top New Jersey City University by the final of 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon in NJAC action.
NJCU scored less than two minutes into the game before Kean countered with tallies in the seventh and 15th frames, added another just before halftime, and prevailed 4-1 in a pivotal New Jersey Athletic Conference women's soccer game on October 12 at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
Kean (8-6, 3-3 NJAC) and NJCU (5-5-1, 2-4 NJAC) entered the day in a four-way tie for fifth place in the league standings but the Cougars earned the critical three points as both schools vie for a spot in the conference tournament at the end of the season.
NJCU had three of the first four shots of the game before Kean finished the first half with nine of the next 10 attempts and had a 13-4 advantage in the second half to outshoot the Gothic Knights, 23-8.
Junior back Lexi Mescavage headed home her first goal of the season off a double assist from freshman Mallensy Vargas and freshman Liliana Ventura.
Senior midfielder Jordyn Bronsky scored twice, netting the game-tying and game-winning markers while sophomore forward Sabrina Pascarella and senior mid Kayla Birth added additional goals in the 43rd and 82nd minutes.
Freshman back Deana Abdou (pictured left) contributed two assists, leading to the third and fourth scores. Junior mid Mallory Noordeloos assisted on the game-tying goal.
Kean senior Lauren Healey had one save while junior goalkeeper Paula Viana made nine saves for the Knights.
The Cougars return home for senior night on Saturday when they host Rutgers-Camden.