Sports

Esposito Hat Trick Lifts Kean Past NJCU Women, 3-0

UNION—Kean University sophomore forward Danielle Esposito (Holmdel, NJ/Holmdel) notched a hat trick to account for the entire offensive output for the Cougars, and despite 11 saves by Gothic Knight junior keeper KELLY REILLY (Pennsville, NJ/Pennsville Memorial), Kean blanked NJCU, 3-0, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s soccer game on Wednesday night at Kean Alumni Stadium.

Two Stockton Hat Tricks Lift Ospreys Past New Jersey City, 6-2

JERSEY CITY—Sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) tied the game in the 24th minute with one of her two free kick goals, but Richard Stockton College scored five straight times, as junior midfield Shelley Gibney (Shamong, NJ/Seneca) and freshman forward Keira Hines (Deptford, NJ/Deptford) each netted hat tricks as the Ospreys defeated New Jersey City University, 6-2, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference women’s soccer game at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field on Saturday.

Stockton Eases Past NJCU, 6-0, IN NJAC Opener

POMONA—In 2008, New Jersey City University scored the first five goals of the game in an easy win over rival Richard Stockton College. This year, the Ospreys returned the favor. Stockton scored twice in the opening 12 minutes of the game en route to a 4-0 halftime lead and eased past the Gothic Knights, 6-0, in the New Jersey Athletic Conference opener for both schools on Saturday at G. Larry James Stadium.

NJCU Women’s Soccer Team Earns Fifth Straight Win

JERSEY CITY—Sophomore striker JULIA CASERES (Union, NJ/Union) netted her 14th and 15th goals of the year, including one that snapped a 1-1 deadlock after sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) had tied it, and freshman forward ASHLEY CUNHA (Edison, NJ/Edison) collected her 10th goal as New Jersey City University rallied from a 1-0 deficit to post its fifth consecutive victory, defeating Lancaster Bible College, 4-2, in a non-conference women’s soccer game on Wednesday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.