Throggs Neck, NY (4/13/11) – Freshman midfielder Robbie Smith (Randolph, NJ / Randolph) and sophomore attack Jack Skeels (Roseland, NJ / West Essex) each scored in the final period to snap a fourth-quarter tie as Montclair State won its second straight with a 6-5 win over first-place Maritime College in Skyline Conference action on Wednesday evening.
Junior attack Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ / Ridge) collected a pair of goals while senior Bobby Sinicola (North Caldwell, NJ / West Essex) tallied three assists as the Red Hawks handed the Privateers their first conference loss (4-1). The victory moved MSU's record to 5-6 overall, 2-1 in the Skyline.
A closely-contested game throughout, neither team led by more than a goal and the score was deadlocked at 4-4 after three periods. In the fourth, Montclair State would take the lead for good. Skeels scored on an unassisted tally with 9:45 remaining to pu the Red Hawks in front. That score would hold until 4:05 left in the contest as Matthew Prongay (Edison, NJ / Edison) found Smith for the insurance goal as MSU took a 6-4 lead.
Maritime would close within 6-5 with 79 seconds to play in the game, however the Red Hawks won the ensuing faceoff and despite turning the ball over, held the Privateers without a shot as Montclair claimed the one-goal victory.
Sinicola registered two assists in the opening quarter as Meth and Prongay scored giving the Red Hawks a 2-1 lead. Maritime tied the game with the lone score of the second, but Meth got his second and Sinicola assisted on Greg Fitzgerald's (Glen Ridge, NJ / Glen Ridge) score as MSU moved in front 4-3. Maritime would tied the game less than two minutes after the Fitzgerald goal as th teams were tied for the fourth time heading into the final period.
Senior defender Dustin Malaszuk (Clifton, NJ / Clifton) had three caused turnovers and five ground balls for MSU, which outshot Maritime, 30-18. Goalkeeper Mark Glander (Vernon, NJ / Vernon) made seven saves.
Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, April 16 as they host Mount St. Vincent at Sprague Field beginning at 1:00 pm.