April 5, 2011

Jaeger Sets TCNJ Career Scoring Record

from press release

CAMDEN, N.J. - The College of New Jersey's top-ranked women's lacrosse team flexed its muscles on both ends of the field as the Lions dropped host Rutgers University – Camden 17-0 on Tuesday.

The win puts the Lions at 3-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, while moving to 11-0 overall. The game was the conference opener for the Scarlet Raptors and dropped their record to 2-4.

Senior Ali Jaeger (Hampton, NJ/North Hunterdon) etched her name into the program record book as the all-time leading goal scorer as she tucked in three goals on the day raising her career total to 234, passing the old mark of 233 set by Lauren Dougher (2003-06). Jaeger netted the record-breaker in the opening half cashing in on an assist from Leigh Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) with 14:25 remaining in the opening frame.

Jaeger also added three assists raising her career total in points to 316 leaving her one point shy of Dougher's mark of 317.

While Jaeger her teammates were busy scoring at one end of the field, the team's defense posted its second shutout of the season. The team entered the game as the nation's best defense allowing a mere 2.60 goals per game and with its latest shutout lowered that number to 2.36. Through 11 games this season the Lions have allowed only 26 goals.

Senior Mary Waller (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) and junior Jessica Persicketti (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford) each played a half in goal to combine on the shutout.

Mitchell finished with a game-high eight points as she scored once and handed out seven assists, while junior Kathleen Notos (Pennsauken, NJ/Camden Catholic) notched five goals raising her season total to a team-leading 42.

Junior Sara Keating (Upper Montclair, NJ/Montclair) and freshman Jennamarie Colicchia (Freehold, NJ/Freehold Twp.) also added to the win scoring two goals apiece, while freshman Rebecca Frankoski (Maplewood, NJ/Columbia) netted her first collegiate goal.

Things will get much tougher for the Lions in their next game as they travel to second-ranked Salisbury University on Sunday, April 10th for an 11 a.m. showdown with the Sea Gulls.

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