Late Rally Sends Men's Lacrosse Past W. Connecticut, 9-7

Box Score

Danbury, CT (3/23/10) – The Montclair State men's lacrosse team kept their winning ways going on Tuesday evening as the Red Hawks scored the final three goals to rally past Western Connecticut, 9-7 at the Westside Athletic Complex. Fresh off its back-to-back wins over Top 20 teams, Montclair extended its winning streak to three as it also moved past the .500 mark at 4-3 on the season.

Sophomore Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ / Ridge) scored three goals while junior Robert Sinicola (North Caldwell, NJ / West Essex) added two and three assists as MSU found the back of the net three times over the final 6:17 to erase a one-goal deficit.

Montclair State led 4-3 after one period as Meth scored twice in the opening period. After the Colonials took a 1-0 lead, Patrick Nann (Livingston, NJ / Livingston) and Taylor Bonner (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) scored on back to back goals to put the Red Hawks up 2-1. WestConn would tie the game with just over eight minutes remaining however Meth tallied twice more, the second coming with 1:43 to play as MSU led by one.

That's the way the game would stay through halftime and into the third quarter. Ryan Kloss (Flemington, NJ / Hillsborough) extended the lead to 5-3 and after another Colonial goal, Sinicola finished off a Meth feed with 9:45 remaining to make the score 6-4. WestConn's Sean Macey tallied unassisted with one tick on the clock to pull the Colonials within one and they would tie the game up at 6-6 on Adam Lanehart's goal at 2:37 of the fourth.

Andrew Barbieri collected the third of his three goals with 7:40 left as Western Connecticut led 7-6. Montclair would tie the game as Meth scored unassisted with 6:17 left. Less than three minutes later, MSU took advantage of a man-up situation with Bonner getting the goal off an assist from Mike Corsetto (Kinnelon, NJ / Kinnelon). Sinicola would net the insurance goal with 1:50 to play.

Senior goalkeeper Andrew Rosado (Elmwood Park, NJ / St. Joseph's (Montvale)) stopped five shots for the Red Hawks, who outshot WestConn, 38-18. Sean Gilmore (Elmwood Park, NJ / Bergen Catholic) led MSU with eight ground balls while Marc Guido (North Caldwell, NJ / West Essex) posted eight faceoff wins.

The Red Hawks are back home on Saturday, March 27 as they host 19th-ranked Rensselaer at Sprague Field with the face off set for 1:00 pm.