Marywood Doprs Match at Montclair State

Montclair, NJ Marywood outshot two-time defending Skyline champion Montclair State in Tuesday afternoon's non-conference game, but the Hawks led where it mattered most, picking up an 8-3 victory over the Pacers. Montclair State improves to 2-2 on the season with the win, while the Pacers' record drops to 4-2.

Jack Skeels put Montclair State in front by scoring off a Mike Corsetto assist 4:54 into Tuesday's game. Thomas Ring doubled the Hawks' lead when he scored a man-up goal with 2:32 to play in the first quarter to give the hosts a 2-0 lead after the first 15 minutes of play.

Montclair State, who has appeared in the NCAA Tournament the past two years, would hold a 5-0 halftime lead as Trevor Teel sandwiched a pair of goals around a man-up tally by Tyler Meth. The Hawks held a 21-14 advantage in shots during the first 30 minutes of play.

Matthew Prongay scored just under two minutes into the third quarter as Montclair State stretched their lead to 7-0 before Gregory Nester got Marywood on the board with an unassisted tally with 5:29 to play in the period. Robert Sinicola's marker with 1:21 to play in the stanza gave the Hawks an 8-1 lead heading into the final period.

Jamie Beagen scored unassisted for the Pacers with 6:38 remaining in the fourth quarter and Nick Parks tallied his team-leading 11th goal of the year off an assist from George Downey IV with 36 seconds to play to close out the scoring as the Pacers were unable to overcome their five-goal, first-half deficit.

Marywood held a 28-27 advantage in shots for the game while Montclair State held a 41-37 edge in groundballs. The Pacers went 26-30 on clears while the Hawks were successful with 23 of their 29 attempts.

Teel (2 goals, 1 assist) and Sinicola (1 goal, 2 assists) each had three-point games to lead Montclair State, who also got two-point efforts from Meth (2 goals) and Ring (1 goal, 1 assist). Mark Glander made nine saves in 55-plus minute in the Hawks' cage to pick up the win while Michael Dorn made two stops in the final 4:41.

Jesse Habich went the distance in Marywood's cage, making six stops in the loss.

Marywood hosts the University of Scranton on Saturday in a non-conference match-up scheduled to face-off at 1:00 p.m. The Pacers will be looking for their first-ever victory over their cross-town rivals.


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