The Ramapo College women's lacrosse team is determined to prove that they are much better than their sixth-out-of-seven-teams 2017 NJAC ranking and lasts year's 0-6 in-conference record. So far, they are doing a stellar job.
The Lady Roadrunners dominated Mount Saint Mary College last night when they played away in a non-conference game. The win leaves the Knights at 0-2 overall while the Roadrunners remain undefeated at 2-0.
Ramapo defeated the Knights 14-6. They won 15-4 against Maritime College last week. The team has collectively scored 29 points on their opponents, which is a whopping 19 more than the 10 that they allowed.
Alyssa Tachon, Katie Duca and Nicole Jaskot each recorded three goals while Colleen Manley and Ava Rinaldi netted two apiece and Molly Warner collected one.
Tachon was the first to score in the first half as she posted two unassisted back-to-back goals, making nine total for the season. With only two games under her belt, Tachon is averaging just over four goals per game.
Jaskot’s received a pass from Duca for her first goal. Soon after, Tachon assisted Duca on her goal to put the team in the lead 4-0. Tachon also assisted Rinaldi before she shot and scored her first goal of the season, making the score 6-2.
Ramapo came out into the second half with the same goal-hungry attitude and mentality and netted another four consecutive goals to put them up by eight, 10-2. Jaskot, Manley, Warner and Tachon all added another to contribute to the win.
“We have never beat them like that before; it’s usually a really close game but today we really played as a unit,” said senior captain Briana Vitulano. “We stayed composed on our attack which was really big for us.”
Goalie Monica Bubello recorded five saves for the Roadrunners, who never once lost the lead during all 60 minutes of play.
“The whole team came into the game with really high energy, which we kept up for the whole game and it payed off,” said Tachon. “We have been working really hard in practice to be patient yet aggressive, and we succeeded with that tonight. Working hard together really is the key to success.”
The Roadrunners will be back in action on Saturday, March 11 when they travel to The College of New Jersey for a 1 p.m. game. It will be an important match-up and an exciting one to watch as TCNJ is ranked at #5, just one above Ramapo.