STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The NJIT women extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 shutout victory over Wagner College Friday night.
The Highlanders, who have won five straight since Aug. 30, improved to 5-3 after starting the season 0-3.
NJIT outshot the Seahawks (3-2-2), 14-11.
Junior Arianna Gerber and freshman Christine Conaghy scored for the Highlanders.
NJIT’s Melanie Zrno connected with Gerber 2:29 into the match, giving her a through ball up the left side that Gerber snuck past the keeper.
The visitors had other opportunities in the first half, one coming from freshman Jennifer Callaghan who headed the ball just wide of the net of in the 32nd minute.
Gerber almost tallied again, taking a shot from outside the box that was again saved by goalkeeper Delaney Beck.
In the final minute of the half, Beck made another fine save, stopping Carly Berdan after she tried to finish a pass from Gerber.
The Highlanders sealed the win with an insurance goal by Conaghy, her first of her career. The freshman received a cross from Briana Hackos and finished to the top left corner of the net in the 82nd minute past Katie Viscardi, who came on at halftime.
Senior keeper Amelia Sapirman posted her third shutout of the season, recording three saves in her fifth win.
NJIT hosts Hampton (0-6) at Kean University’s East Campus Facility Sunday at 1 p.m.