JERSEY CITY–New Jersey City University used goals by senior midfielder Angelica Glover (Union /Union Catholic), freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Lima (Kearny) and senior forward Brianna Taylor (Linden) to jump out to a 3-1 lead and held off a late push by Ramapo College to defeat the Roadrunners, 3-2, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s soccer game on Sept. 19 at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
The Gothic Knights (3-4-2, 1-1 NJAC) won their first NJAC game of the season and their second game in a row, while sending Ramapo (3-3, 0-2 NJAC) to defeat for the third consecutive season. Ramapo, which narrowly outshot NJCU, 15-14, still leads the all-time series, 15-4-1. NJCU put eight of its 14 shots on goal.
“We’re in a rebuilding year so we have to learn to win in different ways than in our past seasons,” said seventh-year head coach Robert Bielan. “We have to be creative and constantly thinking and new people need to step up from past seasons. If we continue to get healthy, work together, and people keep stepping up, this could be a better than anticipated season.”
NJCU heads south to Glassboro for its next game on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. against Rowan University. Ramapo faces Rutgers-Newark at noon. that day in Newark.