Thursday, May 23, 2024

No. 9 TCNJ Women’s Lax escapes with a 15-13 win over No. 25 Colorado College

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 9 The College of New Jersey Women’s Lacrosse team squeaked by with their latest win. They defeated the No. 25 Colorado College Tigers 15-13 on Thursday at the TCNJ Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in Ewing, New Jersey.

The Lions improved to 9-4 with the win. The Tigers fell to 10-4.

TCNJ Lions Graduate Student Attacker Katherine Naiburg looks to make a play against the Colorado College Tigers
Katherine Naiburg looks to make a play against the Colorado College Tigers (Photo by Elizabeth Gladstone/TCNJ Athletics)

This is the Lions seventh straight win over the Tigers. The series dates back to 2004 when TCNJ won 19-9.

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However, this was the closest game in the series. Previously, the Lions won the six other games by 6 or more goals.

Before this game, the closest game in the series came in 2019 when the Lions won 15-9.

Colorado College was leading the Lions at halftime. The Tigers scored four goals in the first quarter. Then, they added three additional goals in the second quarter.

As a result, the Lions trailed 7-5 at halftime. TCNJ then used a big second half to get the win.

The Lions scored four goals in the third quarter. Then added six more goals in the fourth quarter.

During this same time, the Tigers scored just six goals. They had two goals in the third quarter and four more in the fourth quarter.

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Ally Tobler led the Lions with six goals. Marissa Lucca added three goals. Natalie Berry and Katherine Naiburg had two goals each.

Morgan Vaccaro and CJ Kole scored one goal each.

Three players led the Tigers in scoring. Kendall Havill, Charlotte Iler, and Tobin Lonergan added three goals each.

Sofia Mancino had two goals. Grace Bean and Devon Ortman had one goal each.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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