Men's Lacrosse Races Past Roger Williams

Cross River, NY (3/8/08) – Sophomore midfielder Taylor Bonner (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) scored three times and added an assist while junior A.J. Bachman (Montville, NJ / Mountain Lakes) added a hat trick of his own as Montclair State posted its second straight victory with a 12-4 win over Roger Williams University at John Jay High School on Saturday afternoon.

Mike Corsetto ( Kinnelon, NJ / Kinnelon) collected five assists as the Red Hawks scored the final eight goals to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Played under heavy rain conditions, MSU fell behind 2-0 after the first period as Roger Williams’ Beaver Barone netted both goals. But Montclair would square the game just past the midway point of the period as Bachman and Bonner each tallied. After Roger Williams went back in front, Tyler Meixner ( Hamburg, NJ / Vernon) scored with 5:22 remaining as the teams were tied at 3-3 into halftime.

In the second have, Bonner’s second goal with 1:09 into the period gave the Red Hawks their first lead however, Drew Smith scored for Roger Williams just over two minutes later as the game was deadlocked for the third time.

Meixner started the decisive MSU run with his second off an assist from Kevin Dyer and then fed Patrick Nann (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) seven second later as Montclair took a 6-4 lead. Bachman and Mario Passafiume ( Boonton, NJ / Mountain Lakes) would record goals 17 seconds apart as the lead swelled to 8-4 and Nann collected his second of the period as Montcair led 9-4 after three periods.

Corsetto would set up Bonner and John Schiavone ( Montclair, NJ / Montclair) early in the final period before Bachman closed out the MSU scoring with his goal with 5:58 left.

Junior goalkeeper Thomas Bowers ( Hamburg, NJ / Pope John XXIII) made 10 saves for MSU, which outshot Roger Williams, 40-16.

Bonner, Passafiume, Collin Marsh (Asbury, NJ / North Hunterdon) and Anthony Dzienkiewicz (Jackson, NJ / Jackson Memorial) each had five ground balls in the game while Schiavone won 10-of-12 faceoffs.

The Red Hawks are off for the next week before returning to action on Saturday, March 15 with a road contest at Eastern Connecticut State University beginning at 2:00 pm.