Ramapo’s women’s lacrosse team managed their first win of the season against Keystone College on the Saturday, Feb. 29 home game. Shannan Eagan proved to be the star of the game as she scored five goals during the game, helping the 19-2 victory.
Keystone struggled as Ramapo proved their dominance from the very beginning. The Roadrunners were first to score in the match with junior Colleen Mason making her first goal of her collegiate career.
Only a minute after this, Eagan scored another goal for Ramapo and assisted for junior midfielder’s Lauren Armellino’s shot on the net, bringing the total to 3-0.
The streak would continue with freshman Taylor Peracchio making the fourth goal and Eagan scoring two heads on back-to-back shots, doubling Ramapo’s tally on the scoreboard. Peracchio, Eagan, Mason and senior midfielder Nicole Jaskot would all score towards a 10 point shut out for the Roadrunners.
With less than nine minutes left on the clock for the half, the streak would end when Keystone player Krista Strausser would score for the team, finally getting Keystone on the scoreboard. Ramapo was still clearly dominating by halftime with a 12-1 score in their favor.
The Roadrunners led in shots by the half with 22-12, and ground balls with 20-10, earning five free position shots which was one more to Keystone’s four.
At the start of the second half, midfielders Danielle Dellapi and Devon DiRenno both put up points for the Roadrunners, 14-1 which had the Giants respond with their second goal of the game.
While the game was clearly in Ramapo’s favor at this point, the team played hard until the end. Jaskot and Dellapi both collected two goals after the Giants’ point, and the rest of the game followed with Ramapo rolling in points until the end, ending on a 19-2 victory.
Ramapo still held the advantage in shots with 17-5 and ground balls with 18-5 in the final period of the match. In comparison the Keystone’s three draw controls, Ramapo ruled with six.
This game brought Keystone College to a 0-2 overall record to start off a tough season.
With nine saves, sophomore goalie Alexandra Kerwin showed to be a key factor to the team. While Mason collected an impressive four goals in the game, this was a big game for Eagan, as she managed to make her one hundredth career point in this very game.
The Roadrunners now have a 2-1 overall record after they reigned victory last night against Mount Saint Mary College with 15-8. Their next game will be a home match on Saturday, March 7th against Marywood University at 1:30p.m.