April 3, 2012

Mitchell Sets TCNJ's All-Time Scoring Mark

from press release

EWING, N.J. -- When it comes to scoring as a member of The College of New Jersey women's lacrosse program, nobody has done it more than senior Leigh Mitchell (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape). Mitchell became the school's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday as she recorded eight points in a 16-4 win over Rowan University.

Mitchell dished out eight assists in the game as she moved past former teammate Alison Jaeger at the top of that list with 365 career points. Mitchell reached that milestone with 169 goals and a school record 196 assists. Jaeger finished her banner career with the Lions scoring a program best 261 goals and 103 assists.

Junior Alex Spark (Harvey Cedars, NJ/Southern Regional) also put her name in the school record books as she finished the game with nine goals, breaking the old mark of eight set by Jaeger and Lauren Dougher.

The win kept third-ranked TCNJ undefeated in New Jersey Athletic Conference play at 3-0 and they are 10-1 overall. This marked the conference opener for the Profs. They are 4-6 overall.

Mitchell was busy in the first half assisting on seven of the team's 12 goals. Spark was the biggest beneficiary of Mitchell being in a giving mood scoring five of her seven first-half-goals on feeds by Mitchell.

The Lions scored the game's first 12 goals, before Rowan's Michelle Lubrano (Delanco, NJ/Holy Cross) scored on a free-position shot with 1:57 left in the opening frame.

In the second half, junior Trenna Hill (Syracuse, NY/Lafayette) scored back-to-back goals in the opening minutes before Spark scored on a feed fromKathleen Notos (Pennsauken, NJ/Camden Catholic) making it 15-1. Mitchell then set the record from her traditional spot behind the net and fed a cutting Spark for a goal. That milestone point came with 12:34 left in the game.

Rowan finished the game scoring the final three goals with Jamie Blondina (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South) netting two of them and Lubrano getting the other.

Hill added three goals and an assist for the Lions, while Lauren Pigott(Jobstown, NJ/Northern Burlington) scored twice and set up another.

Lion goalie Kelsey Zinck (Burke, VA/James W. Robinson) finished with six saves.

In goal for Rowan, Lindsay Barrie (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) made 14.

TCNJ wraps up its four-game home stand on Friday, April 6 hosting eighth-ranked Franklin & Marshall College at 6 p.m., while the Profs remain on the road heading to Drew University on April 7.

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