UNION – Junior attack Amanda South scored a game-high six goals to lead the Kean University women’s lacrosse team to a 18-12 win over College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Skyline Conference quarterfinals on Tuesday evening.
The #4 Cougars (8-9) advance to face top-seeded Montclair State University on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
Rookie Lyndsey Cannon added four goals and an assist in the victory. For the Dolphins (6-6), goalkeeper Jackie Horn made 16 saves.
The Cougars took an 8-4 lead with 18:07 remaining in the first half, as South scored three times and Cannon and senior Chelsea Davis each added two goals. Over the next eight and a half minutes, the Dolphins answered with five straight goals by five different players to take a 9-8 lead on the unassisted goal by senior attack Kelly Martin with 9:35 left.
Davis and freshman Stephanie Tocko responded with free position goals just 15 seconds apart to tie the game and give the Cougars the lead for good with 6:14 left in the half, before the Cougars added two more goals in the final 70 seconds to take a 12-9 lead at halftime.
After the Cougars and Dolpins traded goals to open the second half, Kean scored three straight goals, including back-to-back goals by South, to build a 16-10 lead with just over eight minutes left in the game.
Cannon added four groundballs, four draw controls and three caused turnovers in the win, while Davis added three goals, one assist, four draw controls and three caused turnovers.
In the net, freshman Jules Keeley stopped 14 Dolphin shots for the win.
For the Dolphins, Martin and senior midfielder Katie Tucci each scored three goals.
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