EWING—The College of New Jersey, ranked 15th in Division III by D3Soccer.com, scored four times in the first half and had six different players score as the Lions downed the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game on Saturday at TCNJ’s Soccer Complex. TCNJ is 45-3-2 in its last 50 NJAC games.
TCNJ improved to 10-1 overall and 4-1 in the league while playing in only its second home game of the season and its first since September 1. NJCU falls to 7-6 overall (1-4 NJAC). TCNJ leads the all-time series, 15-0.
In defeat, NJCU freshman keeper CATHERINE HENSLEY (Dripping Springs, TX/Dripping Springs) made 12 saves under heavy pressure while making her first collegiate start.
The Lions broke open a scoreless game midway through the first half, tallying two goals in a span of 3:08. Freshman forward Allyson Anderson (Point Pleasant, NJ/Point Pleasant) made it 1-0 at 17:44 before junior midfielder Casey Caruso (East Brunswick, NJ/East Brunswick) collected the first of her two goals in the game at 20:52.
TCNJ tacked on two more goals at 31:56 and 43:24 as the tandem of freshman forward Joanna Pisani (Wyckoff, NJ/Haddon Heights) and senior defender Jillian Casey (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) connected, with each player assisted on the other’s goal.
Caruso netted her sixth goal of the year at 57:38 before sophomore defender Nikki Migliori (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) increased the margin to 6-0 on a free kick at 60:43. Freshman midfielder Chelsea Tompkins (Annandale, NJ/North Hunterdon) picked up her first collegiate goal at 72:27 to cap the scoring. Junior forward Briann McDonough (North Arlington, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) added a pair of assists in the win.
The Lions took all 36 shots in the game as senior Jessica Clarke (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) and sophomore Samantha Iamurri (Logan Township, NJ/Kingsway) shared the shutout.
NJCU returns to action on Tuesday, October 6 at 4 p.m. when it hosts Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham in a non-conference game at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
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