Men's Lacrosse Tops Stockton to End Regular Season
Patrick Nann (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) had two goals while Taylor Bonner (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) collected a goal and an assist as the Red Hawks won their 12th straight improving to 13-3 overall while finishing 6-0 in the Skyline. MSU has won 17 straight regular-season conference contest since its last league game of the 2007 season.
Montclair State now turns its attention to the Skyline Conference Tournament which gets underway on Wednesday, April 28 with semifinal action. The Red Hawks, the defending league champion, will host New York Maritime for the second time in a week at Sprague Field at a time to be determined. Montclair knocked off the Privateers 14-4 on last Wednesday.
Brent Effenberger (Toms River, NJ / Monsignor Donovan), Brendan McCarthy (Howell, NJ / Howell) and Matt Bell (Jackson, NJ / Jackson) each had a goal for Richard Stockton, which ended its regular-season at 6-6 overall, 2-4 in the Skyline.
The Red Hawks led 5-0 after the first period as they outshot Stockton 13-2 in the opening period. Scoreless through the first seven minute, Nann put Montclair on the board as he scored off a pass from Meth with 8;05 left. Sinicola set up the next two goals by Kloss and Nann as the lead grew to 3-0. Bonner tallied with 4:03 left and Sinicola’s assist on Meth’s second goal gave Montclair the five-goal advantage.
That same combination started another five-goal run in the second quarter as MSU took a 10-0 lead. The first goal by Meth came with 13:29 to go and he then scored three minutes later. Sinicola got into the goal column with 9:42 remaining and then fed Matthew Prongay (Edison, NJ / Edison) 11 seconds later for a 9-0. Sinicola finished off the run with an unassisted tally with 7:01 to play.
Richard Stockton finally ended the run, although Montclair had a hand in that goal. Looking to clear from its own end, MSU pushed the ball toward midfield. But Anthony Dzienkiewicz (Jackson, NJ / Jackson) pass back to goalkeeper Andrew Rosado (Elmwood Park, NJ / St. Joseph’s (Montvale)) went over the latter’s head with the ball rolling into the net for the Ospreys’ first goal. Sinicola added his third goal with 19 seconds left as Montclair led 10-1 at the break.
Rosado made eight saves through the first three quarters before giving way to Mark Glander (Vernon, NJ / Vernon), who made three saves in the fourth quarter. Dzienkiewicz had a team-best six ground balls and four caused turnovers while Collin Marsh (Asbury, NJ / North Hunterdon) added three caused turnovers.
Pete Marcelliano (Morristown, NJ / West Morris Mendham) made 12 saves for Richard Stockton. Chris Thomas (Toms River, NJ / Toms River South) had four ground balls.