#5 TCNJ Dominates Rutgers-Camden to Win 8th Straight

Ewing, NJ ... The College of New Jersey women's lacrosse team extended its winning streak to eight straight as the Lions opened New Jersey Athletic Conference play with a 15-1 triumph over Rutgers University Camden on Tuesday.

Fifth-ranked TCNJ is an unblemished 8-0 on the season and 1-0 in the conference, while the first-year Scarlet Raptors are 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the NJAC.

The game with Rutgers-Camden was the final tune-up for the Lions before top-ranked and undefeated Salisbury University visits Lions' Stadium on Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m.

The Lions were very efficient early scoring on seven of their first eight shots of the game before racing out to a 9-0 lead. Sophomore Kathleen Notos (Pennsauken, NJ/Camden Catholic) played a key role in the fast start scoring three of those goals, while senior Lisa Seldeen (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) did her part scoring once and setting up three others.

The Scarlet Raptors spoiled TCNJ's shutout bid with 8:56 remaining in the half as Alexa Giampietro (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) netted an unassisted marker.

TCNJ capped the half with two more goals with Notos getting the latter of those with 1:22 left before the break.

The Lions controlled the time of possession in the second half as junior Ali Jaeger (Hampton, NJ/North Hunterdon), sophomore Leigh Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape), Notos, and senior Robin Deehan (Morris Plains, NJ/Academy of St. Elizabeth) each scored.

Notos led all players with five goals, while Jaeger had four goals and two assists leaving her one point shy of joining TCNJ's 200-point club. Mitchell added one goal with four assists, while Seldeen scored once and assisted on three others.

Freshman Courtney Amburg (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) added to the win for the Lions with her first collegiate goal.

TCNJ goalie Mary Waller (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) had to make only one save to pick up her eighth win of the season.

Freshman Rachel Powell (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East) made three saves.

The Scarlet Raptors have a break in the schedule as they don't return to the field April 19 with a road game at Lancaster Bible College.


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