UNION – Junior Olivia Triano and senior Kelly Mataya each scored goals to lift the Kean University field hockey team to a 2-0 shutout over St. Joseph’s College of Maine in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon.
The Cougars (5-1) held a 27-7 advantage in shots over St. Joseph’s (3-2), including a 18-6 edge in penalty corners.
Triano gave the Cougars the early lead in the first half, firing a shot from the right baseline into the side of the cage for the 1-0 edge at the 15:11 mark.
The score would remain that way until the final 10 minutes when Mataya converted the penalty stroke for the 2-0 lead with 9:09 remaining.
For the Monks, junior goalkeeper Meaghan Johnson stopped 11 shots, while junior back Alyssa Dunn made four defensive saves.
Kean opens New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Wednesday, September 22, when they travel to Montclair State University. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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