Field hockey takes two fighting losses against Stockton and Kean

Ramapo’s field hockey team registered two more losses this past week against Stockton University and #13 Kean University. They now have a 3-10 record on the season and are 0-3 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). 

The Roadrunners fell to Stockton 3-1 in a home game on Saturday. Junior goalkeeper Michelle Kukan faced 21 shots on goal throughout the game, saving 16 of them. Freshman midfielder Rachel Geller and sophomore midfielder Allison Tanasy saved the two other shots on goal from the Ospreys.

Stockton forward Kirsten Bailey scored the first goal of the game unassisted in the 13th minute of the first quarter. Within that same minute, Ramapo’s junior forward Morgan Trotter tied the game up with assists from Geller and Tanasy.

The Ospreys prevailed with two more goals. Their second goal came in the 22nd minute from Bailey, assisted by defender Ameera Bilgrami, while the third was scored in the final minute by Bilgrami with an assist from midfielder Carlee Thompson.

On Tuesday, Ramapo faced a tough loss to Kean, 2-0. Kukan was in the net for the duration of the game, saving 11 of the 15 shots on goal she faced. Junior defender Juliana Mikulski and freshman forward Kayla Gray saved two shots on goal as well.

Both of the Cougars’ goals came from forward Peyton Mann. She scored the first of the two late in the first quarter, assisted by midfielder Morgan Stump. The second came with just three minutes remaining in the game off a penalty stroke.

The Roadrunners will play two games, one out of conference and one NJAC matchup. The first will be a non-conference match against SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY on Oct. 21. Four days later, Ramapo will travel to Montclair to face off against the Red Hawks in a pivotal NJAC game.

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