MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- Montclair State made some history on Wednesday evening as the sixth-ranked Red Hawks rolled past Ramapo 9-0 at MSU Soccer Park to cap off their regular-season undefeated.
Senior Jessica Kiniery had a hat trick and also added an assist as Montclair improved to 17-0 on the season and finished its NJAC perfect for the first time in school history.
In a year of many firsts for the program, Montclair State registered the 10th undefeated regular-season in Montclair State athletic history. Montclair also set a new single-season mark with its 15th shutout of the season surpassing the previous mark of 14 set during the 2000 campaign. The Red Hawks also tied the season record for victories set by the same team during its ECAC Championship run.
Montclair scored four times in the first 10 minutes of the contest. Junior Kaila Fasano put the Red Hawks on the board 3:02 into the match as Kiniery played a ball in the middle of the box and flicked a pass to Fasano who buried the ball inside the left post for her seventh the of the season. Junior Jessica Bonjione made it a 2-0 lead 84 seconds later picking up a loose ball off a free kick.
Kiniery, who collected her second hat trick of the year, scored twice in a span of 22 seconds staking the Red Hawks to a 4-0 advantage. Junior Kerry Glynn picked up the assist on the first goal with Fasano setting up the latter as Kiniery collected her eighth and ninth of the season.
Freshman Jennie Hornstra scored twice to close out the first half as Montclair State led 6-0 at the break. Melanie Greco and Kendel Bernardini each had goals in the second half before Kiniery, one of four seniors honored before the game capped off the scoring with her 10th goal of the season.
Montclair State outshot the Roadrunners 15-1 in the game.
Goalkeepers Gina Policastro, Meghan Calcaterra and Rachel King, who had one save, combined on the shutout for the Red Hawks, who lead the nation in goals-against average and shutout percentage (15 in 17 games).