ROCHESTER - Anne Arundel Community College used an 8-0 run spanning the two halves to take a lead it would not relinquish as the Riverhawks defeated Monroe Community College 17-11 to end the Tribunes' incredible 98-game winning streak.
MCC (3-1) had not suffered a defeat since a loss to Onondaga in the 2012 NJCAA title game. In between, Monroe captured six consecutive NJCAA national titles.
The game was tight early on before a 3-0 run gave the Tribunes a 7-3 lead with 6:04 remaining in the opening half. Alli Olevnik scored twice in the spurt, while also adding an assist on an Emily Smith goal.
The Riverhawks answered in a big way, however, scoring the last five goals of the half to take an 8-7 lead into the break.
Anne Arundel came out of the intermission and tacked on three more more to push the lead to four goals. In the process, Monroe lost it's leading scorer, Kyrsten Stone, for the game after a second yellow card.
Despite being a player down, the Tribunes continued to battle. Smith scored twice and Sheridan Isaac also found the back of the cage as MCC cut the lead back to one. Monroe was able to draw within one on one other occasion, but Anne Arundel scored five straight down the stretch to put it away.
Smith finished with four goals and an assist, and Olevnik and Elissa Callaway had two goals and two assists each. Makenzie Storto tallied a goal and an assist, while Stone and Isaac added a goal apiece.
Leah Di Domenico finished with 10 saves in goal for the Tribunes. Anne Arundel held a huge 22-6 edge in draw controls, which helped the Riverhawks maintain possession for much of the game.