Montclair State coasts to victory
Five different players scored for Red Hawks, three in second half
Montclair, N.J. -- Montclair State got goal scoring from five different players as the Red Hawks advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship with a 5-0 victory against Framingham State on Saturday at MSU Soccer Park.
Sophomore Dan Mendoza and Kevin Zalewski each had goals in the first half as MSU (16-3-3) will play Dickinson College for a chance at a Sweet 16 berth in the NCAAs for the third time in the last six years.
Junior goalkeeper Sam Yoder made seven saves for Framingham State, which finished its season at 8-9-3.
Mendoza gave Montclair State a 1-0 lead at the 28:13 mark as goalkeeper Anthony Rogic served a free goal kick to Mendoza 15 yards out on the right side. Mendoza then fired a shot to the far post for his 14th goal of the season as the Red Hawks led 1-0.
Zalewski would extend the lead with 5:28 to go before halftime as he went in on a breakaway against Yoder before flicking in a shot inside the near post from eight yards out for his 11th tally of the year.
Senior Jon Christensen scored his third 3:08 into the second off banging in a rebound from seven yards out for a three-goal lead. Senior Mike Rudden netted his second of the year as he put in a cross from Joe Borrajo in the 81st minute.
Freshman Tomaz Kwiatkowski got the final goal, chipping in a pass from Dan DiMaio with 3:51 to play.
Rogic made five saves before giving way to Kevin Lynch as Montclair State recorded its 11th shutout of the season.