Field Hockey Beats Stockton to Snap Skid, 4-1

Box Score

Montclair, NJ (10/27/10) – Senior forward Deana Hagel (Fairfield, NJ / West Essex) scored twice and assisted on two other goals as Montclair State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over Richard Stockton in a New Jersey Athletic Conference field hockey contest at Sprague Field on Wednesday evening.

Senior defender Jessica Murphy (West Long Branch, NJ / Shore Regional) had a goal and assist as the Red Hawks won for the first time since October 8 upping their record to 9-6 overall, 2-2 in the NJAC.

Freshman Jenny Carpenter (Egg Harbor City, NJ / Absegami) had the lone goal for Richard Stockton, which dropped its second straight. The Ospreys are 2-15 overall, 0-5 in the NJAC.

Montclair State outshot Stockton 8-0 in the first half but was unable to find the back of the cage early on and the Red Hawks also missed out on a scoring chance when Michelle Hagel’s (Fairfield, NJ / West Essex) penalty stroke 4:38 into the game clanked off the right post.

MSU would break through at 26:40 of the half when Deana Hagel stole a pass and moved in toward the cage eluding goalkeeper Debi O’Kane (Cologne, NJ / Absegami) before slipping in a shot inside the left corner for her ninth goal of the season. The goal would be the only score of the half as MSU took a 1-0 lead into the break. 

In the second half, Murphy extended the lead to 2-0 just 89 seconds into the period. Off a penalty corner, Hagel inserted the ball up top to Brooke Hullings (Delran, NJ / Delran). Hullings slid a pass to Murphy on the right wing before the latter fired a shot into the right side for her sixth tally of the season.

Deana Hagel’s second goal of the game at 49:01 gave Montclair State a three-goal advantage and she and Murphy assisted on Brittany Caroll’s (Kingston, NY / Rondout Valley) goal with 8:22 left as MSU led 4-0.

Carpenter averted the shutout for the Ospreys with 4:29 to go as she collected her third of the year. Nancy White (Ocean City, NJ / Ocean City) took a shot that was stopped by keeper Megan Bosland (Boonton, NJ / Boonton). The ball bounced out and Carpenter was able to knock it in off the scramble for the score. 

O’Kane finished with five saves for Stockton while Bosland had one for the Red Hawks. MSU finished with a 14-2 advantage in shots and 12-2 in penalty corners.

The Red Hawks return to action on Saturday, October 30 as they host King’s College on Senior Day at Sprague Field beginning at 1:00 pm. Richard Stockton is back home in Pomona, NJ on Friday, October 29 to take on DeSales University at 5:00 pm.