Women’s soccer team continues to prevail this season
The Red Hawks continued their winning streak in non-conference play as they beat both Union College (0-1-3) and University of Rochester (2-1-1) this past week. The women needed to go into double overtime against Union and went down late against Rochester, but eventually won both games to push their record to 4-1.
The women went on the road to play Union College on Sept. 11. Junior defender Erin Sullivan scored late on a penalty kick at the 1:27 mark of the second overtime to help the women to a win.
The late penalty kick was given to Montclair State after a Union defender was called for a hand ball inside the box. Sophomore forward Tyler Madison scored the game’s first goal for the Red Hawks off of an assist by Mallori Higbee at the 16:19 mark of the first half. Freshman goalie Molly Barrow stopped six shots and earned her second win of the season.
Union College scored off of a corner kick in the 66th minute to push them into their fourth straight overtime game of the season. Montclair outshot Union 20-10 over the course of the game, including 4-1 in the overtime periods.
The Red Hawks went down late against University of Rochester on Sept. 13, but responded quickly with two consecutive goals to give the women their fourth consecutive victory in non-conference play. Forwards Martina Landeka and Jennie Hornstra scored their first goals of the season within 15 minutes of each other late in the second half.
The women doubled up Rochester on shots and also controlled ball possession for much of the first half. The Red Hawks had the best scoring chance early in the game, but ultimately couldn’t convert, even with three players in the box.
University of Rochester scored the first goal of the contest at the 67:02 mark as Hayley Orciuch scored her first goal of the season. The Red Hawks responded quickly with a goal four minutes later. Senior forward Martina Landeka scored her first goal of the season off of a corner from Stefanie Gomes.
Landeka then sent a beautiful ball past the defenders which Jennie Hornstra chased down and scored. It was Hornstra’s first goal of the season and proved to be the game-winning goal with 3:25 to go in the second half. The Red Hawks outshot Rochester 13-6 and freshman goalie Molly Barrow earned her third win of the season.
The Red Hawks will look to continue their season in their first NJAC contest against New Jersey City University on Sept. 19.