Women's Soccer Powers Past St. Joseph's (LI), 8-0

Montclair, NJ (10/4/09) – Senior forward Liza Offreda (East Rutherford, NJ / Midland Park) scored twice while classmate Natalia Sisti (Lincoln Park, NJ / DePaul Catholic) added a goal to move into third place on the all-time MSU scoring list as Montclair State routed St. Joseph’s College (LI), 8-0 at Sprague Field on Sunday afternoon.

Junior defender Nicole Anulewicz (Woodbridge, NJ / Woodbridge) had a pair of assists for the Red Hawks, who won their second straight while improving to 7-3-1 on the year.

Senior Dana Carney (Patchogue, NY / Patchogue-Medford) made six saves for the Golden Eagels, who fell to 2-9 on the year.

Offreda gave MSU a 1-0 lead just 3:07 into the contest as she stole a pass deep inside SJC territory on the left side and moved to within 10 yards before firing a low line inside the far right post for her first goal of the season. Offreda had missed MSU’s first five contests as she helped Team USA to a gold medal at the Summer Deaflympics in Taiwan in early September.

It took the Red Hawks just 89 seconds to add to that lead. Off a corner kick, Anulewicz lofted a shot in front of the net where Tina Della Fave (Bordentown, NJ / Bordentown) got a head on it to Sisti who when headed that pass into the back of the net for her team-leading seventh goal of the year. The goal pushed Sisti ahead of Stephanie Sabaliauskas (95 points from 2001-04) into third place on the all-time MSU scoring list with 96 points. She also tied Sabaliauskas for third on the goal list with her 41st career tally.

The lead grew to 3-0 at the 7:16 mark at freshman Stephanie Barbulescu (Franklin, NJ / Pope John XXIII) headed in an Anulewicz cross from eight yards out. Offreda recorded her second goal in 24th minute and Della Fave netted one of her own as she headed in a rebound shot that had hit off the crossbar as Montclair led 5-0 with 16:54 to play before halftime.

Christina DeMartinis (Kinnelon, NJ / Kinnelon) added the final goal of the half for MSU as she fired a direct kick from 40 yards out into the upper right corner of the net for her first of the year as Montclair led 6-0 at the break. Christina Nunes (Morris Hills, NJ / Parsippany Hills) and Katie Hazzard (Clementon, NJ / Highland Regional) accounted for the final two Montclair State goals, each collecting their first score of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover) stopped five shots for her sixth shutout of the season.

Montclair State had a 24-11 advantage in shots and

Montclair State is now off until Wednesday, October 14 when the Red Hawks face Ramapo College at MSU Soccer park beginning at 3:00 pm. St. Joseph’s is home on Tuesday, October 6 in a Skyline contest with New York Maritime.