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Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University (1-3, 1-2 NJAC) played its first home game of the spring and came away with its first victory as the Ospreys outscored William Paterson (1-2, 1-2 NJAC) by a 4-3 count. Stockton built a 3-0 lead in the first quarter and stayed in front the rest of the way.
Tori Wilson (Mays Landing/Cedar Creek) led Stockton with a goal and an assist. Gianna Morganti (Berlin/St. Joseph’s), Casey Cordonna (Barrington/Haddon Hts.) and Lainie Allegretto (Ocean City/Ocean City) also scored for the Ospreys.
Just 1:22 into the game, Morganti received a long ball from Lauryn Flynn (Warren Grove/Southern Regional), stickhandled to the top of the arc and blasted a shot into the cage to give Stockton an early 1-0 lead.
Only 3:14 later, Wilson knocked home a centering pass from Rhian Freire (Mays Landing/Cedar Creek) to increase the advantage to 2-0. The assist by the sophomore Freire was her first career point. Cordonna banged in a loose ball from in front with 14 seconds left in the first quarter to make it a 3-0 game.
Alicia Mitchell got William Paterson on the board in the second quarter but Stockton answered four minutes later to regain a three-goal margin as Allegretto tapped in a feed from Wilson for a 4-1 score.
The Pioneers kept Stockton hemmed in the defensive end throughout the third period and a goal by Megan Hoopes trimmed the Osprey lead to 4-2. Stockton stayed in front by two until just 1:08 remained in the game. Kelsie Murphy chipped a shot over sprawling goalie Kylie Mitchell (Shamong/Seneca) to pull WPU within 4-3.
Mitchell made the last of her six saves with less than 10 seconds remaining to seal her first career victory and Stockton’s first win of the season, 4-3. Emily Hoagland finished with three stops and Haley Olsen contributed a defensive save for the visitors.
Stockton will play next in the NJAC Tournament, which begins on Tuesday. Seedings and matchups will be determined after the conclusion of conference play on Saturday.
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