Lions advance after defeating William Smith College

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ewing, N.J. — The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse, the Division III No. 1 ranked team in the country, moved onto the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lions defeated the William Smith College Herons, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Lions Stadium.

The Lions improved to 18-2 on the season. The Herons completed their season with a 14-5 record for the Geneva, New York team.

TCNJ Lions attacker Kasey Donoghue celebrates a goal
Kasey Donoghue celebrates a goal (Photo by TCNJ Lions Athletic Communications)

TCNJ will find out on Monday if they will host the regional next week. Last year, the Lions hosted both regionals before the Final Four.

They are slated to face the Bowdoin Polar Bears next Saturday.

One year ago, the Lions advanced all the way to the Division III Women’s Lacrosse National Championship. TCNJ, who was looking to win their first National Championship since 2006, lost by the Gettysburg Bullets by one goal.

Kasey Donoghue and Kathleen Jaeger led the Lions with three goals each. Jaeger also had one ground ball.

Olivia Cleale has the lone Lions assist.

Melissa Moore and Rachel Yackel had the William Smith College goals. Moore also assisted on Yackel’s goal.

Lions goalie Miranda Chrone five saves. Many of which were key saves, as TCNJ had a big performance from their net minder.

Herons goalie Jules Kennedy made 11 saves.

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