TCNJ remains perfect in league play
Lions roll to within one game of perfect regular season in league
EWING, N.J. -- The College of New Jersey moved to within one win of sweeping its way through the regular season in the New Jersey Athletic Conference play as the Lions posted a 4-0 shutout win against Kean on Tuesday.
The win kept fifth-ranked TCNJ unbeaten in conference play at 5-0, while moving to 13-2 overall. The Cougars saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end as they fell to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference. It was Kean’s first loss since Sept. 13 when it fell to Montclair State in overtime.
The Lions played with the lead most of the game thanks to an early goal by Christy Wham, who banged in a short pass from Alex Okuniewicz for her ninth goal of the season just 3:42 into the game.
That advantage doubled later in the half as Caitlyn Jenkins weaved her way through the Kean defense and put a low shot past Cougar goalie Erin Langan for her sixth tally of the year.
In the second half, Okuniewicz made it 3-0 as she picked up her own rebound and sent a low shot into the Kean net. That goal came 10:37 into the new period. That goal came less than two minutes after Kean’s Kelly Bachovchin made a defensive save on a shot by TCNJ’s Erin Waller. Okuniewicz capped the scoring with 1:23 left in the game as she exchanged passes with Waller, sending the return pass into the cage for her second goal of the game. That goal originated on a penalty corner.