Field Hockey Edges Susquehanna for Fifth Straight Win, 1-0

Box Score

Montclair, NJ (9/18/10) – Senior forward Deana Hagel (Fairfield, NJ / West Essex) scored on a penalty corner with 8:34 remaining in the first half which turned out to be the lone goal of the game as Montclair State posted its fifth straight victory, 1-0 over Susquehanna at Sprague Field on Saturday evening.

Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Bosland (Boonton, NJ / Boonton) stopped four shots for her first shutout of the season as the Red Hawks moved to 5-1 on the year.

Margaret Ruth had two saves for Susquehanna, which fell to 4-3 with the loss.

Hagel collected her fifth goal of the season at the 24:26 mark of the half. Off a penalty corner, Jessica Murphy (West Long Branch, NJ / Shore Regional) fired shot from 15 yards out on the left side. Hagel was able to redirect the ball in for the goal as Montclair State led 1-0 at the break.

That lead would hold up as the Red Hawk defense allowed just three shots over the final 35 minutes. Bosland made a pair of saves early in the period as she denied Ally Bradley three minutes in and then came up with a stop on an attempt by Erica Reichart at 6:01 of the period.

The Red Hawks return to action on Wednesday, April 22 as they open up New Jersey Athletic Conference play. Montclair hosts Kean University at Sprague Field beginning at 7:00 pm.