GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University field hockey team shut out Cabrini University, 7-0.
Midfielder Kristiina Castagnola (so. Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Reg.) led the way with two goals and two assists. Forwards Krystyna Hovell (so. Gibbsboro, NJ/Eastern Reg.) and Alyssa Magliaro (fr. Whitehouse Station, NJ/Hunterdon Central Reg.) contributed with one goal and one assist apiece. Midfielder/back Rachel Stone (fr. Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central Reg.), forwards Bridget Guinan (so. Pottstown, PA/Owen J. Roberts) and Bridget Boyle (sr. Medford, NJ/Shawnee) all had a goal. Back Casey Wagner (sr. Sicklerville, NJ/Timber Creek Reg.) and midfielder/back Vicky Harper (fr. Basking Ridge, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan) each registered an assist.
The Profs are undefeated with a 4-0 record and ranked second in the nation in the first Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll. The Cavaliers drop to 1-4 on the season.
Rowan amassed 36 total shots while Cabrini only had one. Goalies Morgan Novak (sr. Jackson, NJ/Jackson Mem.), Aida Ingram (fr. Chesterfield, NJ/Northern Burlington County Reg.) and Abby Hainsworth (fr. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) shared the shutout. For the Cavaliers, goalie Noelia Ramirez (sr. Philadelphia, PA/St. Hubert) stopped 16 shots and midfielder Lauren Vanstone (so. Havertown, PA/Haverford) had a defender save.
Castagnola started the scoring at 4:45. She knocked in a pass from Harper who was just inside the top of the circle. With four seconds left in the first quarter, Magliaro tapped in a long ball that was sent by Castagnola.
The Profs had two more goals in the second. Stone tipped in a pass from Hovell at 24:10 and Guinan tapped the ball into the cage four minutes later. Rowan had 25 shots at the half. Hovell scored her eighth goal of the year (35:23) with an assist from Magliaro. This week, Hovell was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Boyle deflected Wagner’s shot for the sixth goal (37:25). Castagnola ended the scoring (46:09) when she blasted a shot into the cage just inside the circle.