Field hockey takes third win this season in game against Cedar Crest

Over the weekend, Ramapo’s field hockey team won their third game of the season against Cedar Crest College and registered their seventh total loss against Keystone College. The Roadrunners now have a 3-7 record on the season, but have yet to play in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) matchup.

Ramapo defeated Cedar Crest at home on Friday in a 4-0 win, earning their third shutout of the year. The Roadrunners gave a strong performance overall, outshooting the Falcons 15-7, including 10-3 on goal.

Junior goalkeeper Michelle Kukan faced zero shots on goal while in the net for the first three periods. Sophomore Erika Roura took over in net for the final period, saving the two shots on goal that came her way. The only other shot on goal from the Falcons was saved by junior midfielder Jesslyn Patricia. 

The first goal of the game came 10 minutes in from sophomore midfielder Victoria Chavez, assisted by junior forward Morgan Trotter. At the 21-minute mark, Chavez hit another one in with an assist from Trotter. These goals bring Chavez’s total up to three for the season, giving her the team lead for goals. Trotter maintains her lead in points. 

Sophomore forward Tessa Pofahl shot the Roadrunners’ third goal only six minutes later with an assist from sophomore midfielder Allison Tanasy. This comes as Pofahl’s first goal of the season and of her Ramapo career.

The fourth and final goal came from freshman forward Kayla Gray, assisted by freshman midfielder Eliana Momm. Gray now totals two goals for the season.

The Roadrunners played another at-home game on Saturday against Keystone College, falling 3-0. Kukan played the full 60 minutes, saving 15 of the 18 shots on goal she faced from the Giants. Ramapo tallied two shots on goal throughout the game, which were both saved by Keystone goalkeeper Casey Stratton. 

Keystone kicked the scoring off early with a goal in the first minute from senior midfielder Miranda Mascia, assisted by senior midfielder Vicky Mainero and freshman defense Lucia Cisilino. 

Kukan kept the Giants out of the goal until the 43rd minute when Mascia hit another goal on a penalty stroke, earning her sixth goal for the season. The final goal of the game came 10 minutes later from senior midfielder Maria Tomada, marking her sixth goal of the season as well. 

Ramapo tallied three shots in total for the game versus Keystone’s 27. This loss is unusual for Ramapo, who has only lost once before against the Giants. Last year’s battle with Keystone was a tight game for the Roadrunners, going into overtime and ultimately ending in a win. 

Going forward, the Roadrunners are gearing up for their first NJAC games of the season. Their second NJAC match-up will be against Stockton University at home on Saturday at 4 p.m.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics