April 30, 2009

TCNJ Edges Rowan; Pfluger Wins 350th

from press releases

GLASSBORO, N.J. - The College of New Jersey women's lacrosse team defeated Rowan University, 5-3 for the first New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship on Thursday night.

TCNJ, ranked fourth in the nation, has a record of 15-2. The Lions were undefeated with a 4-0 mark in the first year of the conference for women's lacrosse. The win was head coach Sharon Pfluger's 350th victory at the college. In her 23rd season, Pfluger has a won-loss record of 350-30-1. The Profs finished the season 8-8 overall and 3-1 in the NJAC.

Midfielder Kathleen Notos (fr. Pennsauken, NJ/Camden Catholic) led the Lions with two goals. Attack Lisa Seldeen (jr. Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills), midfielder Jackie Riley (jr. Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) and defender Kelly Mitchell (sr. Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) each scored once. Attack Rachel Gordon (sr. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill W.) contributed with an assist.

For Rowan, midfielders Carly Welsh (sr. Allenwood, NJ/Wall) and Ali Goodman (so. Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) and attack Alli Dickey (so. Stevensville, MD/Kent School) scored one goal apiece. Attack Kelly Angstadt (sr. Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) registered one assist.

TCNJ totaled 16 shots while Rowan took 15. Goalie Mary Waller (so. Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) made nine saves for the Lions. In the Profs' net, goalie Alicia Mannino (sr. Richboro, PA/Conwell-Egan Catholic) stopped six shots.

After the first half, The College of New Jersey was ahead 2-1. Seldeen started the scoring with an unassisted goal at 22:59. Dickey tied the score at 24:20 with a free position goal. Riley hit the net 51 seconds later.

Welsh's goal came at 37:43 and the score was tied at two. The Lions followed with three straight goals for a 5-2 advantage. Mitchell had the first on a free position (39:29) then Notos scored two in a row. Her first came on a pass from Gordon (40:32) and the second was unassisted (44:06). Goodman scored the final goal on an assist from Angstadt at 53:20.

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