WP Women’s Soccer Earns 2-0 Conference Win Against Kean


Joel Roman

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Joel Roman, Contributing Writer

The William Paterson women’s soccer team (6-9, 2-5 NJAC) secured a 2-0 win over Kean University (4-6-4, 2-3-2 NJAC) in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Soccer Park.

The win was a crucial one for the Pioneers as they improved their home record to 4-3 while earning their second NJAC win. 

Junior midfielder, Lorraine Moffitt was a consistent threat on both sides of the ball as she dictated the pace and pressure all game, while playing a huge role in dishing passes to sophomore forward, Corrine Bowe on offensive attacks deep into the field of the opposition. The field vision and key short passes by Bowe created havoc for the Cougar defense in containing junior forward, Marisa Adelman.

Both goals on the afternoon for the Pioneers belonged Adelman.  Her 15 goals and 33 points on the season are both top marks in the NJAC.

Adelman’s first goal on the afternoon came in the 32nd minute from Bowe pass from inside the box that deflected off a defender. The ball landed within 10 yards from the goalkeeper which was enough to sink it in the back of the net. 

In the game’s 61st minute, the Bowe-Adelman connection was on display once again from inside the box to put the Pioneers up 2-0. 

Adelman and Bowe combined for 11 shots on the day for the WPU offense, while Kean mustered just eight total shots throughout the match.

The Pioneer back line was in top form and was lead by goalkeeper Erica Hickey as she earned her fifth shutout of the season. 

With just a pair of games remaining on the regular season slate, the Pioneers who are currently in seventh place of 10 teams in the NJAC, control their own destiny as they look to secure a spot in the six-team conference tournament that is set to begin on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The first step in this quest for WPU will be to take down the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden (6-5-1, 3-1-1 NJAC) in a home match on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. before hitting the road to take on Ramapo (2-11, 1-6 NJAC) in the regular season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.