August 5, 2020
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Women’s soccer team shuts out two more NJAC opponents

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

The women’s soccer team started the week with 1-0 a shutout win against William Paterson University on Oct. 5. 

Junior midfielder Kelly Carolan started off the game with a goal in the 21st minute off an assist from junior forward Randi Smith. 

Carolan moves to kick the ball up field (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

This would be the one and only goal for both teams in a game where the Lions grossly outshot their opponent 22-2, with 10 shots on goal compared to WPU’s one shot. 

Senior goalkeeper Nicole DiPasquale was able to pick up her fifth shutout of the season while the team’s defense held strong.

Saturday, Oct. 12, yielded yet another conference win for the team, as it took to the road to compete against Kean University. 

DiPasquale posted yet another shutout, as the team won 4-0.

Early in the game, junior forward Julianna Bertolino kicked in the first goal off an assist by junior defender Faith Eichenour. 

The 1-0 lead lasted into the early minutes of the second half, when senior midfielder Taylor Nolan scored her third goal of the season. 

Freshman forward Lindsay O’Keefe moved the lead to 3-0 over Kean with the help of freshman forward Nina Carlson. 

Senior defender Ally DiRiggi kicked in the final goal of the season thanks to a pass by junior defender Ally Weaver.

The College outshot Kean 29-0 with 12 shots on goal, effectively shutting out Kean in every category except for fouls and saves. 

The team returns to the turf in Lions’ Stadium tonight at 6:30 p.m. against Stockton University. 

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