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EWING, N.J. -- The College of New Jersey raced to its third consecutive victory as the Lions posted a 15-2 triumph versus Manhattanville on Thursday.

TCNJ improved to 7-2 on the season, while the Valiants fell to 1-8.

The Lions scored all 12 goals in the opening half with senior Jillian Nealon scoring four of them and assisting on three others. Classmate Alex Spark scored four times as TCNJ had a commanding 12-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, TCNJ held a modest 3-2 edge with junior Jen Garavente scoring twice and Nealon adding the final goal.

Junior Kelsey Zinck made three saves to earn the win in goal for TCNJ.

In goal for Manhattanville, Kirsten Shaughnessy topped the Valiants with seven saves.

Nealon led all players with five goals and three assists and Spark had five points on four goals and one assist. Garavente chipped in with four points, while sophomore Erin Waller had three.

Nealon recorded a season-high eight draw controls in the win.