In the Rutgers-Camden Homecoming match, the Lady Raptors scored six goals to win the match with the John Jay Bloodhounds.
The match started out slow for both teams, as neither was able to score in the first half. Both teams had opportunities to convert on shot attempts, but did not succeed. The Lady Raptors had a fast break, and a shot attempt about 14 minutes deep in the first half. Several more shot attempts did not connect for the Raptors.
On the other side, John Jay faced the same problem with scoring chances not coming through. The Lady Raptors defense remained stout throughout the first half. John Jay goal keeper Marcelina Kopec made a nice save 25 minutes into the first half. The Lady Raptors had several more shot attempts, either saved by Kopec or misfired.
At the end of the first half, both teams were scoreless.
The second half was a different story, as the Lady Raptors rallied to score six goals.
The tie was broken by senior Kathleen Malony, who scored the first goal following a corner kick by Vanessa Maia. The goal was scored about 90 seconds into the second half. Around 14 minutes later, the Lady Raptors scored again. This time it was junior Samantha Sharp for the score.
John Jay came back seconds later, when freshman Alexis Ochoa converted on a kick from the top of the box. The Raptors lead was cut in half, now at 2-1.
John Jay would not score the rest of the way, but the Lady Raptors were not done. Samantha Sharp scored two more times in the second half, giving her a hat trick, the second time she has done so this season.
Sharp’s scores, plus two more in the second half led to four unanswered goals against John Jay. The other goals were scored by freshman Bec Garretson and one for senior Vanessa Maia. The final score was 6-1, advantage Raptors.
This was the second win for the Lady Raptors, and their record stands at 2-9-2, and their first victory in the last four contests. John Jay stands at 2-5 on the season.
The Lady Raptors are in 9th place in the NJAC ranks. They will try to start a winning streak, next facing Richard Stockton Wednesday night. Stockton is in 8th in the NJAC.
For the Bloodhounds at John Jay, they look to bounce back from this loss and will face the College of Staten Island on Friday.