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Corson Scores Five Goals, including 100th of Her Career; Rowan Secures Spot in NJAC

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Elaina Corson scored five goals, including the 100th of her career, and Calista Burke added four, to lead Rowan to a 14-12 lead over Montclair State in the NJAC women's lacrosse regular-season finale. With the win, Rowan (7-10; 3-1 NJAC) secures the second seed in the 2024 NJAC Championship and will host Stockton in a semifinal game on Wednesday, May 1 at 4 p.m.

Corson, a sophomore, reaches the 100-goal mark in just her 34th career game.

Trish Gillen added two goals and a team-best four assists, with Molly Green contributing two goals and one assist and Fiona Lockhart adding a goal.

The Profs took a quick 4-0. lead in the first five minutes, which included two from Burke, before MSU (8-5; 2-3)  came back to tie the game with four straight from the end of the first quarter into the second.

Burke started a streak of six consecutive goals for the Profs in the second quarter, as they built up a 10-4 lead. Corson had three goals in the quarter with Green adding two as Rowan owned a 10-5 halftime advantage.

Corson opened the third quarter scoring her milestone goal off a pass from Gillen. Lockhart had the only other Rowan goal of the quarter as Montclair State closed to within 12-7.
Green sent a pass to Burke for the first goal of the final quarter with Gillen following just a minute later, at 12:30, to up the Profs' lead to 14-8.

The Red Hawks put the pressure on in the final six minutes, scoring four straight goals to provide the final margin.

Rowan held the 25-20 advantage in shots on goal and goalie Mel Rodgers made eight saves for the Profs.

Regular-season champion TCNJ will host fourth-seeded in the other semifinal on Wednesday. The winners will meet in the NJAC Championship on Saturday, May 4 at the site of the higher-seeded team