Field Hockey Loses Tough Match to Western Connecticut

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The Roadrunners suffered a devastating loss last Thursday. The Western Connecticut Colonials slipped past Ramapo 4-3 at their home stadium.

Western Connecticut now improves to 3-4 overall while the Ramapo Roadrunners now sit at 2-4.

During the first half, Ramapo had a strong showing. Stephanie Gallo started off the Roadrunners’ in the 10th minute (9:12) off a pass from Nicole Healy to take a 1-0 lead. Christina Bacino added another goal in the 28th minute (27:10) unassisted to increase the lead 2-0. Leading into halftime, the Roadrunners had a 7-4 advantage in shots.

The second half proved to be too much for Ramapo, however. Gallo and Healy combined for the third and final goal of the game during the 37th minute (36:03) to bring the game to 3-0.

However, the Colonials would go on to score four consecutive goals and win the game by a final score of 4-3.

Janelle Kennedy scored the game-winning goal for the Colonials in the 57th minute (56:36). Ramapo could not tie the game and bring it into overtime as the Colonials walked away with a come-from-behind victory.

Emily Wisneski tallied seven saves for the Roadrunners while Western Connecticut’s Kristy Trotta tallied 10.

Gianna Mouskourie was upset about the outcome but not about how her team played.

“It was definitely disappointing and frustrating to lose to a team that we had potential to beat,” Mouskourie said. “We played well but it just wasn’t enough.”

While this was a bump in the road, Mouskourie believes her team will come back better and stronger in their next game.

“I think this game was a learning experience for all of us. For our next game, we should think of it has a clean slate and play with heart.”

Ramapo returns to action when they travel to Kean University on Oct. 4 at 4:00 p.m. for an NJAC match up.