The Lions were unstoppable for yet another week — dominating the both sides of the field stopping every obstacle in their way. The College shut out NJAC rival Rutgers University-Camden 6-0. On Saturday, the ladies defeated Rutgers University-Newark, 7-0. So far, 46 goals have been scored by the Lions this season. In comparison to NJAC opponents, the Lions have made 138 attempted shots on goal, and allowed only 22 balls near their net, letting only one by this season.
According to junior defender Nikki Migliori, Lions defense has really mastered working as a single unit.
“It is easy to get by one person but to get by four and an outstanding goalie takes a lot,” she said.
“We hold very high expectations when it comes to stopping our opponents,” junior captain and defender Brittany McGinley said.
Against the Scarlet Raptors the Lions had an attempted 16 shots on goal. Making marks were junior captain and defender Annie McCarthy, sophomore forward Jessica Davila, junior forward Brenna Rubino, sophomore midfielder Michelle Canning, sophomore midfielder Toni DeMaio and in the last minute, senior defender Jaclyn Levowsky scored the sixth goal against Camden. Assists were made by freshman forward Katie Lindacher and sophomore midfielder Katie Cornaccia.
On Saturday, against RU-Newark, the Lions were up 5-0 at the half. Within the first 15 minutes of the half, sophomore forward Katie Landrigan put two in the net. Rubino also scored two goals. DeMaio, Davila and senior midfielder Casey Caruso netted the other three points.
“We are not counting on just a few players to put it in the back of the net … anyone can be a threat to the opposing team,” midfielder DiPiero said.
The Lions are now 5-0 in the NJAC conference and 11-0 in the season overall. William Paterson University trails close behind in NJAC standings, just two conference points away for the College’s 15, with a record of 4-0-1.
The team’s next match is Wednesday night at home against No. 20-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology.
“We’re in good hands with Coach Russo and Coach Turner. Their success speaks for itself,” Migliori said.