Red Hawks Ready for Skyline Conference Tournament

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Published May 4, 2016
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Senior midfielder Zach Schreck tallied 14 goals over the course of the last four games. Photo courtesy of MSU Athletics
Senior midfielder Zach Schreck tallied 14 goals over the course of the last four games. Photo courtesy of MSU Athletics

Senior midfielder Zach Schreck tallied 14 goals over the course of the last four games.
Photo courtesy of MSU Athletics

The Red Hawks (10-6) stand atop the Skyline Conference with a 6-0 record and are headed to the Skyline Conference semifinals after ending their season on a six game winning streak.

The Montclair State men’s lacrosse team defeated Maritime College 18-6 in the final game of the regular season on April 30. The Red Hawks blasted the game open with 10 goals in the first quarter and Maritime could not recover. Senior attacker Brett Mangan scored six goals and senior midfielder Zach Schreck scored five goals in the contest.

Previously, the Red Hawks secured a last minute 10-8 win at Farmingdale State College (11-4) on April 26. The win marked the fifth in a row for Montclair State.

Montclair State jumped out to a 6-2 lead against Farmingdale State by halftime, giving them a strong hold on the game, having scored five unanswered goals during the second quarter. But, when the whistle blew after halftime, the Farmingdale Rams took control of the momentum. The Rams scored all six goals during the first 20 minutes of the second half and pulled away with an 8-6 lead over the Red Hawks.

After a fifth minute goal in the fourth quarter by Montclair State senior attacker Dylan Heningburg made it 8-7, the Red Hawks didn’t put another ball in the net for nearly three minutes. Mangan assisted both the game-tying and go-ahead goals scored by junior attacker Brady Wulster and Schreck, respectively, both within the last 40 seconds of the game. A last ditch goal scored by senior midfielder Ryan Totin put the final touch on the 10-8 win for Montclair State.

Schreck had the most prolific game, scoring two goals, while also throwing in three assists. Senior attacker Don Finn had a balanced game, contributing two goals and assists, along with Wulster’s assist and two goals.

Continuing a formidable run of man-up goal conversions during their win streak, the Red Hawks added another two on six chances, making sure to take advantage of as many of the opportunities afforded to them as possible.

Montclair State will host Kean University in the Skyline Conference Tournament at 6 p.m. at Sprague Field.

Daniel Falkenheim contributed to this article

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