Williamsport, PA (3/8/08) – Sophomore Morgan MacPhee (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) scored four times while freshman Kayla Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) added four of her own as Montclair State edged Lycoming College, 15-13 on Saturday.
Sophomore Lauren Adams (Jackson, NJ / Jackson) registered three goals as the Red Hawks evened their record at 1-1 on the season. MSU also avenged a 14-7 loss to Lycoming (0-2) last season.
Montclair scored first as Adams tallied her first of the game, but back-to-back goals by Sarah Wingerden (Macedon, N.Y.) and Suit gave the Lady Warriors a 2-1 lead with 23:48 left. Montclair regained the advantage quickly on Henderson’s first goal, but Megan Wallenhorst tied the game with a goal off of a Wingerden assist at 17:52 in the first half.
Montclair reeled off four straight goals, two of them by Henderson, before Lycoming sophomore Megan McIntyre ( Baltimore, Md.) scored to make the tally 7-3 with 11:53 left in the half. The Red Hawks found the net two more times on goals by MacPhee and Jennifer Tanis (Oak Ridge, NJ / Jefferson), before Wallenhorst converted a free-position shot, starting four consecutive Lady Warriors goals which made the score 9-8 in favor of Montclair State at halftime.
Lycoming sophomore Christi Karr ( Lansdale, Pa.) scored off of a McIntyre feed to tie the game early in the second period, but another four-goal run by Montclair State put the Red Hawks up for good. MacPhee began the run with her fourth with 21:31 to play and Henderson followed with another four minutes later for an 11-9 lead. Adams scored again 36 seconds later and Marykate DiBenedetto ( Cinnaminson, NJ / Cinnaminson) capped the run with 13:08 left as Montclair went up 13-9. .
The Lady Warriors never gave up though, with Baker scoring at 12:16 and Mack converting twice in the final eight minutes. Sophomore Justine Titko ( Wrightstown, N.J.) made it a one-point contest with 24 seconds remaining, but Montclair scored 11 seconds later on a goal by Katie Barrie ( Marlton, NJ / Cherokee) to put the game on ice.
Freshman goalkeeper Talia Katz (Lower Merion, PA / Lower Merion) made eight saves for MSU, which outshot Lycoming, 39-37 and also held the same margin in draw controls (15-13).
The Red Hawks return to action on Thursday, March 13 as they face Dickinson College in West Palm Beach, Florida at 7:30 pm.