McGrath went high in the right side of the box to head in a cross from the left corner off the foot of senior forward Liza Offeda (East Rutherford, NJ/East Rutherford) for the game winner which boosted the Red Hawks 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the NJAC. Rutgers-Newark fell to 4-5 overall and 0-2 in the league.
After a tight first half in which each team took seven shots, Montclair State took control of the match, taking 11 shots to Rutgers-Newark’s one. The Red Hawks dominated corner kicks 8-2.
Raider sophomore goalkeeper Kat Renteria (North Bergen, NJ/Cliffside Park) made several spectacular saves to keep Rutgers-Newark in the fray, finishing the night with 11 saves.
Senior goalkeeper Leah Tepperman (North Andover, NJ/North Andover) made four first-half saves to notch the shutout victory.