First-Half Goals Hold Up for Men's Soccer in 2-1 Win Over Ramapo

Mahwah, NJ (10/14/09) - The Montclair State men's soccer team, ranked No. 5 in the latest D3Soccer.com poll, remained unbeaten on the year as the Red Hawks scored two first-half goals that would stand up as MSU knocked off Ramapo College, 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

The victory boosted MSU's record to 12-0-1 this season, 6-0-0 in the NJAC as Montclair extended its NJAC regular-season winning streak to 17 games and 22 games overall, which includes NJAC and NCAA Tournaments.

Montclair State’s Sean Pauls (Denville, NJ) scored his fourth goal of the season off a pass from Michael Cullen (Clementon, NJ) in the 26th minute to put the Red Hawks ahead, 1-0, before Mike Pytlar (Califon, NJ) hit the back of the net at 42:29 with his fifth goal of the year, giving the Red Hawks a 2-0 advantage heading into the intermission.

The Roadrunners got on the board midway into the second half when a Ramapo player was taken down in the box and Ramapo was awarded a penalty kick at 20:39. Senior Matt Fleissner (Scotch Plains, NJ) would take the penalty kick and score his fourth goal of the year.

Senior net minder Ian Tighe (Wyckoff, NJ) posted six saves while Teddy Ritter (Belford, NJ) blocked four shots in the full 90 minutes of play.

The Red Hawks are back in action on Saturday, October 17 as they host Richard Stockton at Sprague Field beginning at 6:00 pm.