TCNJ Defeats Rams in Opening Round of NCAA's

TCNJ Defeats Rams in Opening Round of NCAA's

TCNJ - 7, Farmingdale State - 0 

Ewing, N.J. - The College of New Jersey women's soccer team tallied a 7-0 win over Farmingdale State College in the first of two NCAA Division III Regional Games held at TCNJ’s Soccer Complex on Saturday.With the victory, TCNJ improved to 18-01 on the year, while the Rams of Farmingdale State  University end their season at 13-8-1. For TCNJ, the win in the NCAA's puts the Lions at 39-13-3 lifetime in the NCAA's while Farmingdale State is now 0-1 in the NCAA Championships.

TCNJ led 5-0 at the half and cruised to the 7-0 win as senior Dana DiBruno (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) became TCNJ's all-time career leader in the contest as she collected a goal and two assists in the match and now has 134 career points on 54 goals with 26 assists. She moved ahead Traci Tapp (1995-1998, 58g, 16a, 132 tps).

Junior Coleen Weber (Mullica Hill, N.J./Woodstown) provided the game-winner as she struck first at the 9:57 mark on a feed from senior midfielder Kristen Cubicciotti (North Haledon,
N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy). The goal for Weber was her sixth on the fall and her fourth game-winning tally.

Junior Jamie Kunkel (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) would net a pair of goals in the contest to lead the Lions with her four points, while both DiBruno and senior Courtney Krol (Howell, N.J./Howell) would tally penalty kick goals to pace TCNJ on the day.

TCNJ's sophomore goalie Jessica Clarke (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley) shared in the shutout win with junior Amy Hashem (West Windsor, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro). Clarke recorded just one save on the day to help the Lions tally their 15th shutout of the season.

Farmingdale opened play with three straight attacks on the Lions' goal with two corner kicks to open the match, but proved unworthy for the No. 3 ranked Lions. Farmingdale State's sophomore goalie Kimberly Sontag (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) made 11 saves in the match.