GLASSBORO, NJ – Elise Cohan scored six goals and handed out two assists, while Ashley Lechliter recorded four goals and three assists, to lead Rowan (8-7; 4-1) to a 20-13 win over Stockton in NJAC women’s lacrosse action. The Profs, winners of four in a row, have scored 20-plus goals in the four games and have outscored their opponents, 81-24.
Cohan’s total of eight points was one shy of her career high and freshman Molly Green scored twice and added three assists while Julianna Corson had three goals and an assist. Jamie Cutrera scored one goal and added three assists, while Shannen Sterner had six draw controls and one goal. Chloe Shea scored one goal and Erin Renshaw handed out three assists in the win.
Goalie Reilly Shaup notched 10 saves on the evening as she faced 31 shots by Stockton (9-6; 3-2). Gianna Rusk aided the defense with three caused turnovers and two ground balls.
Rowan scored six of the game’s first seven goals, kicked off by Lechliter just 44 seconds into the game. Cohan netted two goals in the first quarter as Rowan led, 6-2, and she started the scoring in the second off a pass from Green.
Stockton would outscore the Profs in the second quarter, 8-4, but Rowan still held a 9-6 lead at intermission.
The Profs came out firing in the third and scored five straight goals with tallies by Lechliter and Corson and then three straight goals from Cohan, including her 40th of the season, which she netted at 8:46 off a pass from Cutrera.
Rowan built up a 10-goal margin, 17-7, after goals from Shea, Corson and Green, before Stockton closed out the quarter with three in a row to pull within, 17-10.
Lechliter tallied all three of the Profs’ goals in the third quarter, all unassisted, to put the game away.
The Profs close out the regular season on Saturday when they visit Montclair State, with NJAC Tournament seeding in play. The conference championship begins on Wednesday, May 4 as the top two seeds will host semifinals games, with the winners advancing to the final on Saturday, May 7 at the higher seed