Hoboken, NJ (3/3/10) - Sophomore midfielder Cora Delfini (New Egypt, NJ / New Egypt) scored four times and added a pair of assists however it would not be enough as Montclair State fell to Stevens on Wednesday evening, 17-10 at DeBaun Field. The loss dropped MSU to 0-2 on the season.
Senior Morgan MacPhee (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East) added a pair of goals for the Red Hawks, who led 5-3 midway through the first half before a six-goal run by the Ducks (1-0) that bridged the first and second halves put MSU in the comeback mode.
gave MSU a 1-0 lead 25 seconds into the game as she scored on an
unassisted tally. After Stevens tied the game 24 seconds later
Montclair answered with two goals as Kailee Beal (Succasunna, NJ / Roxbury)
finished off a feed from Delfini and MacPhee scored on a free position
attempt to make the score 3-1 with 28:01 remaining. The teams then
traded goals with Delfini accounting for both Red Hawks scores as
Montclair led 5-3 wit 12:07 to go before halftime.
But Stevens would begin its run just over a minute later scoring three times on free-position attempts, the final coming with 9:35 left as the Ducks took the lead. Stevens would add two more inside the final 90 seconds as it led 8-5 at the break.
Christine Smith capped the run 2:16 into the second period as the Ducks built a four-goal lead. Montclair would respond with the next two goals as MacPhee collected her second and Kayla Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury), who scored two goals, found the back of the net as the Red Hawks trimmed the deficit to 9-7 with 25:45 to play.
Stevens countered with another run of four goals as it pulled out to a 13-7 advantage with just under 18 minutes remaining.
Freshman goalkeeper Tiffani Henderson (Landing, NJ / Roxbury) stopped 14 shots for Montclair State which was outshot in the game 38-25. MacPhee added three ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers while Delfini registered three draws.Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, March 6 as they face New Jersey Athletic Conference newcomer Rutgers-Camden at 4:00 pm.