UNION– Ramapo College scored seven straight goals in the second half to erase a 9-6 halftime deficit and defeat Kean University, 13-11, Wednesday afternoon in both Skyline and NJAC action for both.
Freshman Adrianna Tepedino (Freehold) led the Roadrunners (4-1, 2-0 Skyline, 1-0 NJAC) with five goals, four in the second half. Freshman Lyndsey Cannon (Delran) led the Cougars (2-5, 1-1 Skyline, 0-1 NJAC) with four goals.
Kean controlled the first half, scoring the match’s first goal and didn’t trail for the next 30 minutes. The Cougars held a three goal advantage on three different occasions late in the half as junior Amanda South (Fairless Hills, Pa.) recorded two goals and senior Chelsea Davis (Livingston) closed out the first half with her second goal to give Kean a 9-6 lead.
But the Roadrunners responded scoring seven straight unanswered goals in the first 19 plus minutes of action in the second half to take the lead and secure the win. Tepedino tied the game on an unassisted goal with 25:26 to go and added another in a string of three to take the lead with 20 minutes remaining.
Kean scored the final two goals of the match with under six minutes to go, but it wasn’t enough as Ramapo defeated Kean for the first time in the program’s four-year history.
The Cougars return to action on Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.
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