Patterson leads No. 1 Gettysburg over No. 4 TCNJ

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ewing, N.J. — The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team were hoping to get some redemption against the Gettysburg College Bullets on Thursday night. See, it was the Bullets, who defeated the Lions in the Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship game by one goal last May.

Like the Championship game, the Lions were defeated by the Bullets. No. 4 ranked TCNJ lost 9-5 to No. 1 ranked Gettysburg at Lions Stadium.

Courtney Patterson is seen here with the ball against the Lions (Photo by Gettysburg College/Andres Alonso)
Courtney Patterson is seen here with the ball against the Lions (Photo by Gettysburg College/Andres Alonso)

The Lions, who defeated the No. 2 ranked Middlebury Panthers on Tuesday night, fell to 7-2 on the season. Both of the TCNJ losses have come to ranked teams, as they also lost to No. 18 Wesleyan University, 7-6, on March 14th.

Gettysburg improved to 7-0 on the season.

TCNJ has not defeated Gettysburg since March 30th, 2017 when they won 7-6.

The Lions outshot the Bullets, 34-15. Yet, it was Gettysburg, who had the most turnovers has they had 22 compared to TCNJ’s 13.

Gettysburg’s Courtney Patterson led her team with four goals. Katie Willis and Bri Stokes also scored two goals each.

Steph Colson also scored a goal.

TCNJ was led by Kathleen Jaeger, who scored three goals. Olivia Cleale and Amanda Muller scored a goal each.

Gettysburg goalie Bailey Pilder played in 60 minutes. She received the win and made 13 saves, but allowed five goals.

TCNJ goalie Miranda Chrone also played all 60 minutes. She got the loss and saved three, while allowing nine goals.

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