Men's Lacrosse Takes Down Farmingdale in Sklyine Opener

Farmingdale, NY (3/28/09) – Sophomore attack Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ / Ridge) scored five times while classmate Patrick Nann (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) added three goals as Montclair State knocked off Farmingdale State in its Skyline Conference opener, 16-8 on Saturday afternoon. The win was the second straight for MSU, which improved to 6-3 on the year.

Montclair's senior midfielder John Schiavone (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) scored an unassisted goal just 12 seconds after the opening faceoff to give the Red Hawks the quick 1-0 lead. Farmingdale's sophomore midfielder Joe Stroessenreuther (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) responded just over a minute later to even the score at 1-1. Maxwell scored his first goal for the Rams off an assist from freshman midfielder Patrick Murphy (Commack, N.Y./Commack) with 11:32 left in the first period, giving Farmingdale a 2-1 lead.

Senior attacker Tyler Meixner (Hamburg, N.J./Vernon Township) connected on a pass from Meth with 8:58 remaining, making it a 2-2 game. Maxwell scored his second of the day a minute later, assisted by freshman attacker Erick Thomson (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park), pushing the Rams back ahead, 3-2.

Montclair scored the next three goals on extra-man opportunities, with goals from sophomore midfielder Mike Corsetto (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), Meth and sophomore midfielder Robert Sinicola (North Caldwell, N.J./West Essex), to hold a 5-3 advantage with 11:15 left to play in the second period.

Senior Mike Maxwell (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) launched a shot past the Montclair goalie to get the Rams within one, 5-4, but the Red Hawks scored eight straight goals and held Farmingdale to four goals in the second half.

Senior goalkeeper Teddy Leone (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) made seven saves in defeat over the first two periods, while Montclair senior goalie Thomas Bowers (Hamburg, N.J./Pope John XXIII) made four saves for the win. Freshman goalkeeper Patrick Delventhal (Westbury, N.Y./Holy Trinity) made seven saves for Farmingdale in the third and fourth periods.

Schiavone won 9-of-16 faceoffs.

Montclair State is back in action on Wednesday, April 1 as the Red Hawks host Drew University at 7:00 pm.