MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back in handing Rowan a 20-7 defeat in NJAC football action today.
After a scoreless first quarter, MSU (2-6; 1-3 NJAC) got on the board with 8:26 left in the second as the Red Hawks capped a 95-yard drive when Jamie Hamilton caught a 30-yard pass from Ja’Quill Burch.
The home team added another in the third when Nelson Reilly made a 22-yard reception to put Montclair up 14-0. Early in the fourth, Montclair State went 44 yards and Andrew Myerson connected on a 28-yard field goal to increase the lead to 17-0.
Rowan got its only points of the game with 5:13 remaining on a 76-yard drive. Among the big plays in the drive was a 31-yard catch by Terry Carlstrom on 3rd-and-10 and then a pass interference call on MSU on an incompletion to Carlstrom that gave the Profs the ball on the 12-yard line. After Mike Husni ran for seven yards, he tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to Jajuan Hays for the score.
Montclair State, which accumulated 386 yards of total offense, sealed the win with two interceptions in the final four minutes and another 28-yard field goal with :43 remaining.
For Rowan, Husni was 9-of-17 for 106 yards and WR John Maldonado had five receptions for 58 yards.
Women's Soccer Advances In NJAC Tournament, Defeats Rutgers-Camden, 1-0
GLASSBORO, NJ -- Aiden Sheehan's goal in the third minute was the difference to help Rowan defeat Rutgers-Camden, 1-0, in a first-round game in the 2021 NJAC Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Goalie Bristol Pizzuto recorded a pair of saves as the Prof defense collected its ninth clean sheet of the season.
Rowan now advances to the semifinal round, where the team plays at #2 Montclair State on Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m.
Sheehan netted her team-leading ninth goal just 2:23 into the contest from an assist by Sarah Bergan.
The team had six shots in each half and held a 6-0 edge in corner kicks.
For the Scarlet Raptors, goalie Chloe Beasley also made two stops.
In the team's previous meeting this year, the Red Hawks clipped the Profs, 2-1, in Upper Montclair back on October 23rd.
Rowan Men's Soccer Blanks Stockton, 1-0, in NJAC First Round
GLASSBORO, NJ – Wilby Alfred scored the game-winning goal in the first half as fourth-seeded Rowan shut out fifth-seeded Stockton, 1-0, in the first round of the NJAC Tournament. The Profs now advance to the conference semifinals at top-seeded Montclair State on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Alfred scored when he put in the rebound of his own shot, after the initial shot was saved by Stockton keeper Dino Gromitsaris at 38:00. It was the team-high eighth goal of the year from Alfred and his third gamewinner of the season, also the best on the squad.
Stockton had four corner kicks in the final 10 minutes of the match, and Joseph Carbone’s shot with :05 to play was blocked and Rowan preserved the win.
Rowan outshot the Ospreys, and goalkeeper James Weinberg made four saves to earn his sixth shutout of the season.
Volleyball Sweeps Home Tri-match
GLASSBORO, NJ -- Rowan closed out its regular season with two wins in a home trimatch on Saturday. The Profs picked up a pair of sweeps in defeating Brooklyn, 25-11, 25-19, and 25-14, and Mount Saint Mary, 25-10, 25-18, and 25-10.
In the sandwich match, Brooklyn defeated Mount Saint Mary, 3-1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-19, and 25-15).
Rowan is the top seed in next week's NJAC Tournament and have earned a first-round bye. The Profs await the winner of Kean and Rutgers-Camden here for a semifinal matchup on Wednesday, November 4th.
Against the Bulldogs, Rowan served up 13 aces and added nine blocks (three solo). 10 kills from Natalie Ogden ad nine from Brianna Newson helped spark the offense. Brooke Adams and Abigail Webster each registered four aces. Geena Edmanson added four block (one solo) along with two kills.
The team cruised in the first set, using a 18-1 run to jump ahead. The theme continued in the second, as the team scored the first five points and later opened up a one-point lead (18-17) with five of their own in a row for some breathing room. Another late scoring push in the third turned the tide for good, thanks to a 9-1 stretch for a 24-11 lead.
Ogden again led the team in kills against the Knights, totaling 11. Edmanson was once again a force in the middle, totaling four blocks.
Five-straight points in the first set gave Rowan a 19-13 lead, one they held on to go up, 1-0. In the second, Rowan roared back from a 10-8 deficit with seven points in a row, capped by a big kill from Cassidy Abdalla. Another five-point burst put the home team up eight (21-13), where they went on to go up 2-0. The third set had the Profs race out to an 8-1 lead and not look back.