Lions outshine Ospreys and Red Hawks in NJACs

The Lions are undefeated in NJAC play this season. (Tom O’Dell / Photo Editor)

The women’s soccer team clinched their ninth straight season shutout last week. On Wednesday, the Lions defeated the Richard Stockton College Ospreys 4-0. And on Saturday, the College beat Montclair State University. The Lions are 3-0 in NJAC division games.

Respect is due to freshman goal keeper, Kendra Griffith, who kept the net empty for the eighth time this season.

“Our back line is the best defense around so Kendra doesn’t have to worry about too many shots on goal, but when there are some, she always gets the job done and stops the other team from scoring,” junior forward Jess Davila said.

On Wednesday, the College dominated the game with a total of 18 shots taken, compared to the Ospreys five total. Goals were scored by sophomore forward Brenna Rubino, junior Nikki Migliori, freshman Sloan DePiero and senior Casey Caruso. Since last year’s win over Stockton for the NJAC championship, Davila says they were ready for revenge. “Luckily we didn’t let that get to us,” she said.

Freshman midfielder Sloan DePiero. (Tom O’Dell / Photo Editor)

Saturday’s game was a bit more challenging against Montclair. Of the 12 shots on goal, only two slipped past Montclair’s keeper. Putting up points for the Lions was sophomore Amy Van Dyk and DePiero.

The Lion’s also welcomed the 2000 Division-III women’s championship team to commemorate their 10th anniversary of the victory.

According to Davila, games against William Patterson and Rowan University will be ones to watch. The College lost to both of these teams last season. William Patterson is currently 5-2-2 and Rowan University is 7-0-1.

The next game on the team’s schedule is home against Rutgers University-Camden, on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m.