Junior forward Natalia Sisti (Lincoln Park, NJ / DePaul) scored twice and assisted on another goal as tThe Red Hawks improved to 3-2 with the result, while Simmons falls to 2-4-1 on the season.
Montclair took an early 2-0 lead on back-to-back goals from Sisti, who moved ahead of Kelly Dutko into fifth place on the all-time scoring list. Sisti knocked in the first at 12:55 and scored off of a Rachel
Senyszyn (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) assist a little over five minutes later. She now has 31 career goals, just the fifth player in school history to record 30-plus goals.
Simmons cut the Montclair State lead to 2-1 when the Shark's Brooke MacKenzie scored unassisted at the 32 minute mark. However, the Red Hawks were able to hold on to the 2-1 lead at the break, out shooting Simmons 18-9 in the first half.
Montclair State opened the second half with 12-straight shots, hitting the back of the net at 59:41 as Angela Martone (Toms River, NJ / Toms River South) scored off of a Sisti assist. Simmons could only manage one second half shot and the 3-1 lead held for Montclair State.
In net for Simmons, Rachel Elliott picked up 18 saves while the Red Hawk's Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover) saved five.
Red Hawks return to Montclair for their home opener on Wednesday,
September 17 as they face Stevens at the MSU Soccer Park beginning at
The Red Hawks return to Montclair for their home opener on Wednesday, September 17 as they face Stevens at the MSU Soccer Park beginning at 3:30 pm.