West Palm Beach, FL – Sophomore Jamie Hudacko (Montville, NJ / Montville) scored a career-high five goals while Skyline Conference Player of the Week Marykate DiBenedetto (Cinnaminson, NJ / Cinnaminson) added two and an assist however the Red Hawks fell to Dickinson College, 19-13 at the Spring Fling on Thursday evening.
Jennifer Tanis (Oak Ridge, NJ / Jefferson) and Morgan MacPhee (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) each had two goals for the Red Hawks, who fell to 1-2 on the season.
Lexie Kob collected four goals and an assist while Sunnie Ko scored four times for Dickinson, which improved to 3-1.
Montclair State fell behing 2-0 in the first 75 seconds in the game, but quickly rebounds as Hudacko scored twice. The first came on a free-position attempt at 1:56 and she finished off a DiBenedetto feed 40 seconds later to knot the contest.
Ko and Kob scored the next three goals as Dickinson built a 5-2 lead, but Hudacko's third and Tanis' first of the game - both on free-position attempts, brought Montclair within 5-4 with 12:34 left in the opening half. The teams would trade the next four goals with MacPhee scoring off a free-position shot with 28:19 to make the score 8-7, but Amy Jennings tallied for Dickinson with 44 seconds to play as MSU trailed 9-7 at halftime.
In the second half, Montclair quicly tied the contest as Cristin Bentz (Marlton, NJ / Cherokee) and Bethany Blaine (Moorestown, NJ / Moorestown) scored within the first two minutes. Dickinson would counter that with a four-goal spurt, including back-to-back markers by Jennings as the Red Devils went up 13-9 with 21:24 remaining in the contest.
Freshman goalkeeper Talia Katz (Lower Merion, PA / Lower Merion) finished with eight saves for Montclair State, which scored seven of its 13 goals on free-position attempts. The Red Hawks outshot Dickinson, 36-21. MacPhee added four draws and three ground balls while freshman Kristen Quigley (Medford, NJ / Lenape) had a team-high four ground balls.
The Red Hawks are now off until Tuesday, March 25 when they host FDU-Florham at Sprague Field beginning at 7:00 pm.