Field Hockey Team Falls to NJAC Rival WPUNJ 3-0

Tuesday, the Ramapo College field hockey team fell to their New Jersey Athletic Conference opponent, William Paterson, 3-0. The lady Roadrunners held the Pioneers scoreless until 15 minutes into the first half.

Ramapo’s goalkeeper, junior Alicia Lyons, posted 10 saves for the day and went 48 minutes without allowing a goal.

Throughout the game, Ramapo struggled with scoring against William Paterson, who posted 18 shots and 13 penalty corners in total Tuesday.

The most exciting moment the game for Ramapo was when the Roadrunners had a breakaway, and freshman Christina Bacino went against William Paterson’s senior goalkeeper Kellye Statz one-on-one but could not score.

Defensively and offensively, everyone seemed to contribute evenly.

“Everyone played their best game,” said junior right back defender Lynsey Boss.  

On the field, Boss is constantly behind the 50-yard line and marking the opposite team if they are near the Ramapo goal.  She takes the free hits at the 16-yard line whenever Ramapo has the ball.

“We’ve been struggling with putting both halves together as well as working as a unit because we are a young team, but yesterday we did the entire time,” Boss said.

The Ramapo field hockey team is young and is in a rebuilding phase. Eight of the 16 players on the team’s roster are freshman, and there are no seniors listed on the roster.

“Unfortunately our season record doesn’t show how skilled and individually talented we are, but next year we are looking to surprise all of our NJAC conference opponents because we plan on working year round,” said Boss.

The Roadrunners’ current record is 0-12 overall and 0-3 in the NJAC conference.  It may have been a rough season, but the field hockey team is rebuilding after losing several players last year.

Head coach Jane Koeniges and the Roadrunners will be taking on another NJAC rival, The College of New Jersey, on the road on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.