Thanks to a goal scoring contest between Lions’ scoring leader, junior midfielder Ali Jaeger, and sophomore attacker Sara Keating, the Lions stretched its winning streak to five consecutive victories on Thursday night in a 22-8 routing of Ursinus College 22-8.
The crowd’s interest in the match began to wane after the Lions opened up an enormous 15-4 lead at the half. But the scoring competition between Jaeger and Keating held the crowd’s attention until the end.
“Ali is always helping and controlling the play,” head coach Sharon Pfluger said. “She is the premier player in the program.”
Although Jaeger continues to be the cornerstone of the College’s offense, Keating put forth the largest goal-scoring effort. She netted seven goals, a personal single game record, and edged out Jaeger by one goal.
“Sara has worked so hard in the off-season,” Pfluger said. “It was really nice to see her score the way she can.”
Both Jaeger and Keating finished the night with seven points, Ali with six goals and an assist. Keating more than doubled her season goal total from five to 12, while Jaeger increased her goal total to 39.
Sophomore midfielder Leigh Mitchell added four goals and an assist, while senior attacker Lisa Saldeen had four assists and a goal.
The Lions return to action on Tuesday March 30 for a 4:00 p.m. road game against Farleigh Dickinson University-Florham.