Sophomore Lauren Adams ( Jackson, NJ / Jackson Memorial) added three goals and two assists as the Red Hawks moved within a game of the .500 mark at 3-4 overall while upping their Skyline record to 2-0. It was the first meeting between the teams.
Montclair State scored the first 15 goals in the game as Morgan MacPhee ( Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) scored unassisted 2:13 into the game and Adams collected two of her three 12 seconds apart as MSU led 3-0 with 26:10 to play. Adams would feed Blaine for a goal 14 seconds later and Marykate DiBenedetto ( Cinnaminson, NJ/ Cinnaminson) tallied the first of her two goals with 25:42 remaining as the MSU lead moved to 5-0.
Senior Jennifer Tanis ( Oak Ridge, NJ / Jefferson) sandwiched a pair of scores around a goal by freshman Kayla Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) as the lead grew to 8-0 with 22:34 o play. MacPhee and Kristen Quigley (Medford, NJ / Lenape) each netted goals as MSU got the lead to double digits less than 10 minutes and Henderson and DiBenedetto notched their second tallies as the MSU lead was 12-0 with 14:29 left. Blaine netted two more goals before the end of the half to record the hat trick and Adams did the same with 4:26 before halftime as Montclair led 15-0 at the break.
Defenders Melissa Deangelo (Toms River, NJ / Toms River South), Kaite Castellanos (Marlton, NJ / Cherokee) and Cristin Bentz (Marlton, NJ / Cherokee) combined for four goals in the second half as the Red Hawks scored on all six shots it took in the final 30 minutes.
Bentz finished with four ground balls while Tanis added four draws as MSU outshot the Privateers, 30-2 while holding a 32-15 advantage in ground balls. Freshman Talia Katz (Lower Merion, PA / Lower Merion) made one save for MSU.
Next up for Montclair State is a Saturday, April 5 contest at Stevens as the two meet for the first time as non-conference rivals (1:00 pm). Last season, MSU downed the Ducks to claim their second Skyline Conference championship. Stevens now competes in the Empire 8 Conference.