Women’s Lacrosse Posts Program’s First Shutout, Road Win
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Felician University sophomore midfielder Janea Kelty (West Milford, N.J.) turned a strong two-way effort and the Golden Falcons held Nyack College to seven shots and two draw controls in their 15-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women’s lacrosse victory over the host Warriors on Tuesday night at Berry Lane Park.
Felician claimed the first win via shutout and the first victory in a true road game in the seven-year history of its program. The Golden Falcons’ only triumph away from home prior to Tuesday came at a neutral site earlier this season against the University of the District of Columbia. The Golden Falcons (3-11, 2-6 CACC) extended their school records for both overall and conference wins in a season.
The visitors featured seven different goal scorers. Kelty totaled five goals one assist, three ground balls, six draw controls and a game-high five caused turnovers. In the process, she matched the school career record of 23 goals held by Christianna Louzan (2018-19). Fellow sophomore Tala Marzooq (Ewing, N.J.) collected four goals, seven draw controls and three ground balls, and junior Amanda Ramirez (Manchester, N.J.) had two goals, an assist, and four ground balls.
Kelty converted a free-position attempt 36 seconds into the action. But the 1-0 score held for the next 11 minutes until Ramirez found the cage. Marzooq sparked the visitors by beating the first period buzzer with a goal, and Felician racked up five second-quarter markers for an 8-0 halftime lead. Felician scored four times during the third period, forcing running time by taking a 10-0 edge at the 12:20 mark, and picked up three four-quarter scores for the final margin.
Golden Falcon junior defender Emma Perone (East Brunwick, N.J.) recorded her first collegiate goal, and Raquel Vilas (East Brunswick, N.J.) (two assists), Emileigh Esposito (Beachwood, N.J.) and Amanda Panaccione (Old Bridge, N.J.) also scored for Felician. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Bain (Hamilton, Ontario) made five saves.
Nyack senior goalie Katherine Lino (Harrison, N.Y.) was credited with 11 saves and 10 ground balls.
Felician concludes its season by hosting Georgian Court University on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Paramus Catholic High School. Esposito will be honored in a pregame Senior Day ceremony.