March 19, 2011

Mitchell, No. 3 TCNJ Rock FDU-Florham

from press release

- Junior Leigh Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) became the all-time leader in assists at The College of New Jersey as she dished out five helpers directing the Lions to a 17-1 win in women's lacrosse over visiting FDU-Florham on Saturday.

Mitchell now has 87 career assists as she surpassed the old standard of 85 set by Liz O'Connor (2000-03). The junior already holds the single-season record with 50 last season. She added two goals for a Junior Leigh Mitchell

seven-point performance as she also became the 13th player in program history to record more than 200 career points. Mitchell has 205 career points.

The win puts the Lions at 5-0 on the season, while the Devils saw their modest two-game win streak end as they are 3-2.

TCNJ scored the first six goals of the game with senior Ali Jaeger (Hampton, NJ/North Hunterdon) getting the first two with junior Kathleen Notos (Pennsauken, NJ/Camden Catholic) making it 3-0 before Mitchell started collecting assists as she set up freshman Lauren Pigott (Jobstown, NJ/Northern Burlington) and Jaeger on back-to-back goals.

Mitchell also assisted on the team's ninth goal, scored by Alex Spark (Harvey Cedars, NJ/Southern Regional), which tied the record as the Lions would eventually lead 12-1 at the half.

In the second half, Mitchell again found Spark as she was cutting to the crease as the sophomore was on the receiving end of the record-breaker assist. The duo again worked well together as Mitchell set up Spark for her third goal of the game later in the half.

Not to be outdone, Jaeger had a monster game for TCNJ with five goals and four assists, while Notos added to the win with four goals.

FDU-Florham scored its lone goal with 9:19 remaining in the opening half bring an end to TCNJ's streak of not allowing a goal at 90:41.

Senior goalie Mary Waller (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) notched her fifth win of the season making three saves.

The Lions are on the road on Tuesday, March 22 heading to Ursinus College for a 7 p.m. start, while the Devils

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