MONTCLAIR – Sophomore midfielder Cora Delfini and junior Kayla Henderson each scored nine goals as top-seeded Montclair State scored the first seven goals and defeated Kean 20-9 in Skyline Tournament action on Thursday.
Montclair State won its third straight match improving to 11-4. The Red Hawks will now host No. 2 seed Ramapo College in the championship game on Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 pm.
The loss drops Kean to 8-10 overall as the Cougars conclude the 2010 season.
Freshman midfielder Lyndsey Cannon had four goals and three assists to lead KU.
Montclair jumped out to a 2-0 lead 1:18 into the contest as Henderson scored twice, the second coming off an assist from Maggie Fallon. Delfini scored with 22:11 to play sparking a five-goal run in the span of 2:41. Four of those goals for MSU came on the power-play as Delfini scored twice in that spurt. Lauren Adams finished off the run on a free-position attempt as the Red Hawks led 7-0 with 19:30 remaining.
Junior Amanda South stopped the run with Kean’s first goal at 13:34 of the period.
A goal by senior Chelsea Davis with 5:18 to play got the Cougars within 10-4, but Montclair closed out the half with a five goals.
South and Davis had two goals apiece for Kean, which got 10 saves from freshman Jules Keeley. Cannon had four draw controls with Julie Bachovchin, Stephanie Tocko and Davis each recording three ground balls.
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