Men's Soccer Cruises Past CCNY, 6-0

Box Score

Montclair, NJ (10/1/11) – Sophomore midfielder Dan Mendoza (Hackensack, NJ / Hackensack) and senior Sean Pauls (Denville, NJ / Morris Knolls) each scored a pair of goals as Montclair State won its fifth straight blanking City College of New York, 6-0 at MSU Soccer Park on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Kevin Zalewski (Parsippany, NJ / Parrsippany) and Brandon Trojak (Lumberton, NJ / Rancocas Valley) each netted a goal as the Red Hawks improved to 8-1-2 on the season.

Freshman goalkeeper Tayfun Kucuk (Eskisehir, Turkey / John F. Kennedy) made six saves for CCNY, which dropped its fourth straight falling to 3-8-1.

Zalewski gave Montclair State a 1-0 lead just over five minutes into the game with fourth goal of the season. Zalewski weaved in-and-out of several defenders before beating Kucuk inside the lower portion of the goal. It would be the only goal of the half.

In the second, the Red Hawks would score three times in a span of inside three minutes. Pauls headed in a cross from Jon Krzysik (Clifton, NJ / Paramus Catholic) at 48:51 and Mendoza followed 38 seconds later with a rip shot from 13 yards away making the score 3-0. Mendoza made it three goals in 2:41 with his second and eighth of the year as his blast from just outside the 18 found the back of the net with 38:28 to play.

Pauls pushed the lead to 5-0 in the 74th minute with Trojak connecting 11 seconds later for the final goal.

Anthony Rogic (Boonton, NJ / Morris Catholic) and Kevin Lynch (Cinnaminson, NJ / Cinnaminson) combined on the shutout with Lynch making the lone save for MSU.

Montclair outshot the Beavers 30-5 and had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Montclair State returns to action on Tuesday, October 4 as they take on Rhode Island College in a non-conference contest at Sprague Field beginning at 7:00 pm.