Lacrosse takes loss against TCNJ in first NJAC game

The Ramapo lacrosse team fell 20-1 to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) on April 6 in their first New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game of the season. The Roadrunners now stand at 0-1 in the conference and 3-6 overall. 

In the first quarter, the Lions started off with Ally Tobler, Marissa Lucca and Katherine Naiburg putting three goals on the board. Ramapo responded when sophomore midfielder Erin Smeilus found the back of the net off a pass from junior attacker Kaylie Gresek. For Smeilus, it was her 28th goal of the season.

From that point on, TCNJ added a collective 10 goals between the rest of the first quarter and the second quarter, bringing a 13-1 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Lions added an additional seven goals, cementing a 20-1 victory.

Tobler led the Lions with four goals in the match, followed by Kira Sides and CJ Kole with three each. Goalkeeper Julia Charest did not have a busy day, allowing one goal on three total Roadrunner shot attempts and recording no saves.

Meanwhile, junior goalie Alyssa Curto posted five saves in the net for the Roadrunners against 34 total shot attempts from the Lions.

Up next, the Roadrunners will play host to their annual alumni game on Saturday at 5 p.m. on the Athletic Center Turf. On Tuesday, they’ll head to Montclair State University for their second NJAC game of the year at 4 p.m.


Featured photo courtesy of Ramapo Athletics