Women’s Soccer Earns Win, Loss This Week

The Ramapo College women’s soccer team was shut out by the Richard Stockton Ospreys 2-0 at home on Saturday in a New Jersey Athletic Conference matchup.

Ramapo’s goalkeeper, senior Talia Auslin, made eight saves, including six in the first half to keep the Roadrunners in the game.

Though the Roadrunners were not able to find the back of the net against the Ospreys and their goalkeeper, senior Sarah Hinkle, they did land five shots on goal.

Ramapo sophomore Autumn Herring led the Roadrunner offensive, totaling four shot attempts, forcing Hinkle to make two saves.

Richard Stockton’s most dominant offensive player in the game was freshman Adrianna Boucher, who scored a goal and four shots on target. Junior Brooke Southard scored Richard Stockton’s other goal.

The Ospreys improved to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the NJAC after Saturday’s game for a total of 12 points in the NJAC standings, good for fifth place. 

After the 2-0 shutout loss to Richard Stockton, the Roadrunners rebounded with a 2-0 shutout win against Rutgers-Newark on the road on Monday.

Senior Katie Popowych and sophomore Jamie Towey lead the team to victory over their New Jersey Athletic Conference rivals with two quick goals in the second half.

Senior goalkeeper Talia Auslin made three saves to earn her first shutout of the season.

The roadrunners totaled 11 shot attempts in the game, landing six on goal. Rutgers-Newark goalkeeper Diana Aviles, a freshman, made four saves in the game.

The Roadrunners were not able to break though the Scarlet Raiders’ defense and goalkeeping until 59:12, when Towey netted her third of the season off a pass from Popowych.

Just over five minutes later, Popowych scored a goal of her own at 64:52, and sophomore Brooke Miller was credited with an assist. The goal was Popowych’s fifth of the season.

With the win, the Roadrunners improve to 3-4 in the NJAC and to 6-9 overall, while the Scarlet Raiders are 1-6 in the NJAC and 5-11-1 overall.

The Roadrunners still trail Richard Stockton in the NJAC standings by three points, which equals a single win in the standings.

Ramapo only has two NJAC matchups left in the season. On Saturday, the Roadrunners will host Rutgers-Camden at 1 p.m. before visiting Montclair on Oct. 30.

The Roadrunners’ season is in their own hands, as two wins could potentially move them up two places in the standings. Richard Stockton and Kean University are within reach with 12 and 13 points respectively.

Rutgers-Camden is 1-5 in the NJAC, but the real test will come against the Montclair Red Hawks, who are undefeated at 7-0 in the NJAC and 15-0 overall.

A win against Montclair could mean a valuable three points that no other team was able to earn.