By Christine Houghton
On Saturday, April 6 the lacrosse team managed to snap its three-game losing streak with a New Jersey Athletic Conference win against Montclair State University.
During the game’s opening half, the College was able to propel itself to a 7-0 lead over Montclair State.
Scoring first, junior attacker Talia Bouzakis found the back of the net off an assist from junior attacker Olivia Cleale. Thirty-two seconds later, junior midfielder Alexandria Fitzpatrick put the Lions ahead by two and Cleale followed soon after with a goal of her own.
Graduate student midfielder Erin Harvey put another point on the board off an assist from Fitzpatrick and senior midfielder Kathleen Jaeger scored the College’s next two goals unassisted. Fitzpatrick closed out the half putting the Lions up by seven off an assist by Bouzakis.
With her two goals in the first half, Jaeger upped her career total to 141, which moves her to the 21st spot in the program’s history for goals scored.
To begin the second half, Bouzakis and Cleale both found the net to score their second goals of the game with Bouzakis being assisted by Cleale. Junior attacker Kasey Donoghue put the Lions up by 10 with an unassisted goal. She then scored again after a Montclair State goal.
Fitzpatrick then scored her third and fourth goals in quick succession with Jaeger assisting the fourth. After Montclair State went on a two-goal rally, junior midfielder Allie Gorman scored the game’s final point for the Lions in a drastic 14-3 victory.
After improving to 5-4 on the season, the Lions return to the field Tuesday, April 9 as they take on Rutgers University-Camden and Saturday, April 13 as they take on Salisbury University.