Montclair, NJ (9/24/08) – Freshman forward Rachel Senyszyn (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury) scored her team-leading fifth goal 4:50 into thesecond half as Montclair State picked up its first NJAC victory of the season blanking Rutgers-Newark, 1-0 at Sprague Field onWednesday evening.
Junior goalkeeper Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover) stopped three shots as MSU snapped a two-game losing streak whilesquaring its record at 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Freshman goalkeeper Kat Renteria (
Montclair State outshot the Scarlet Raiders, 16-4, howeverit was Rutgers-Newark that got the first solid scoring opportunity as ShaunaGallagher (Rockaway, NJ / Morris Hills)
had a clear shot from the right side that went wide of the net 9:20
into the contest. But that would be the last shot the Scarlet Raiders
would get until inside the final five minutes when leading scorer Julia Caseres (
Meanwhile the Red Hawks couldn’t find the back of the net eitherdespite getting off seven shots. Sophomore Christyn Scillieri (
In the second half,
After the goal, each team would come close to upping thescore, but Renteria and Tepperman combined to stop the final seven shots ongoal. Tepperman made a save on Liana Abreu’s (Newark, NJ / Science Park) headerwith 12:11 left and Renteria came up with a sliding stop of Megan Brown’s(Upper Saddle River, NJ / Ramsey) shot to keep the game at a goal.Both teams are back in action on Saturday, September 27 withconference contests. MSU travels to