Mitchell sets record for No. 3 TCNJ
Junior is school's assist leader after win against FDU-Florham
EWING, N.J. -- Junior Leigh Mitchell became the all-time leader in assists at The College of New Jersey as she dished out five in the Lions to a 17-1 win in women’s lacrosse against visiting FDU-Florham on Saturday.
Mitchell now has 87 career assists, surpassing the old standard of 85 set by Liz O’Connor (2000-03). Mitchell, a junior, already holds the single-season record with 50 in 2010. She added two goals for a seven-point performance as she also became the 13th player in program history to record more than 200 career points. Mitchell has 205 career points.
The win puts the Lions at 5-0 on the season, while the Devils saw their modest two-game win streak end. They are now 3-2.
TCNJ scored the first six goals of the game with senior Ali Jaeger getting the first two with junior Kathleen Notos making it 3-0 before Mitchell started collecting assists, helping freshman Lauren Pigott and Jaeger on back-to-back goals.
Mitchell also assisted on the team’s ninth goal, scored by Alex Spark, which tied the record as the Lions would eventually lead 12-1 at the half.
In the second half, Mitchell again found Spark as she was cutting to the crease as the sophomore was on the receiving end of the record-breaker assist. The duo again worked well together as Mitchell set up Spark for her third goal of the game later in the half.
Not to be outdone, Jaeger put up five goals and four assists for TCNJ, while Notos added to the win with four goals.
FDU-Florham scored its lone goal with 9:19 remaining in the opening half bring an end to TCNJ’s streak of not allowing a goal at 90:41.
Senior goalie Mary Waller notched her fifth win of the season making three saves.