MAHWAY, NJ - Carly Matasavage (Middlebury, CT) and Kimberly Brower (Mahopac, NY) each scored a goal for the Western Connecticut State University field hockey team, but Ramapo College defeated non-conference rival Western Connecticut State University, 5-2 at the Athletic Center Turf Field.
The Roadrunners now stand at 3-4 overall while the Colonials fall to 3-5 on the year.
The Roadrunners used a balanced offensive attack in the game as they scored three goals in the first half and two in the second half.
Following a penalty corner in the first half, Victoria Ewanis ripped a shot into the lower half of the net off a pass from Melissa Choka to score her first goal of her career and put the Roadrunners up 1-0 in the 15th minute.
Six minutes later, Gianna Mouskourie collected the ball off her own rebound and scored an unassisted goal with 19:49 on the clock, her third goal of the season.
Choka would score her own goal off a penalty corner from Claudia Wetzel (26:32) extending the Roadrunner lead 3-0.
Ramapo held a 15-6 advantage in shots in the first half while goalie Emily Wisneski collected four saves in the half.
The Colonials scored to start the second half with a goal from Matasavage, her third of the season unassisted hitting the back of the net in the 44th minute (43:08).
Choka would tally her second goal of the game off a pass from Lauren Berryas. Choka redirected the ball into the back of the net in the 51st minute (50:48) for a 4-1 lead.
Brower scored for the Colonials to come within one 4-2 with just under ten minutes to play before Ruba Mashal tallied her first goal of her career off a pass from Mouskiourie with four minutes left in the game, taking a 5-2 lead.
"We came out a little flat in the beginning and Ramapo took advantage," stated WestConn head coach Dani McDonnell. "Neve (Manion) was stellar and stopped a penalty shot for the second straight game."
Ramapo held a 28-15 advantage in shots in the game and a 15-10 lead in penalty corners.
Wisneski collected nine saves while the Ewanis posted a defensive save in the second half. Samantha Stolker went into the game with four minutes remaining and did not face a shot from WestConn.
Neve Manion (Newington, CT) posted a game-high 13 saves for the Colonials while Greta McConnell (Norwalk, CT) recorded one defensive save and Shannon Lynch (Sandy Hook, CT) posted two of her own.
The Colonials travel to Keene State College on Saturday to face the Owls at 1:30 pm.