Men's Lacrosse Loses at Farmingdale in Skyline Opener

Box Score

Farmingdale, NY (4/6/11) – The Montclair State men’s lacrosse team suffered its first conference loss in nearly four years as the Red Hawks dropped their Skyline Conference opener to Farmingdale State, 9-6 on Thursday afternoon.

Junior attack Tyler Meth (Basking Ridge, NJ / Ridge) became the 14th player in school history to record career goal No. 100 while Bobby Sinicola (North Caldwell, NJ / West Essex) and Jack Skeels (Roseland, NJ / West Essex) each had two for MSU, which fell to 3-6 on the season (0-1 Skyline).

The Red Hawks had gone undefeated in the Skyline in each of the past three seasons and had put together a string of 17 straight conference victories. MSU lost to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 8-5 on April 18, 2007 before posting a 17-4 win over Kean in their final league game that season. MSU, which has won the last two Skyline Conference title, then went 5-0 in 2008, 6-0 in 2009 and 5-0 last year.

Sinicola got MSU off to a 1-0 lead in the first period as he scored unassisted with 9:51 left. The teams would trade the next three goals and were tied 2-2 after the first quarter. Matthew Prongay (Edison, NJ / Edison) gave Montclair the lead 11 seconds into the next period however the Rams got the next two goals and led 5-4 at the break.

In the second half, after Farmingdale extended its lead to 7-5, Meth scored his 100th career goal off an assist from Douglas Kennedy (Rumson, NJ / Rumson-Fair Havn) with 8:06 to go as the Red Hawks trailed by one heading into the final period.

Farmingdale State would get two goals early in the fourth quarter to push its lead to 8-5. Skeels scored with 9:02 left to trim the lead back to two goals but that would be as close as Montclair State would get.

Junior goalkeeper Mark Glander (Vernon, NJ / Vernon Township) made 10 saves for MSU while freshman Michael Dorn (Blairstown, NJ / North Warren) had one in just over three minutes of action. Senior defender Dustin Malaszuk (Clifton, NJ / Clifton) had three caused turnovers and five ground balls for Montclair.

The Red Hawks will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday as they remain on the road. Montclair travels to Pomona, NJ to face Richard Stockton at 1:00 pm.