STOCKTON SUFFERS FIRST CONFERENCE DEFEAT, 14-8
Richard Stockton (5-6, 2-1 Skyline) was dealt its first conference loss of the season as the Ospreys fell to Montclair State (5-5, 2-0) 14-8.
Wade Veselka (Chesterfield/Northern Burlington) led the offense with two goals and two assists.
Brian Santoleri (Berwyn, PA/Archbishop Carroll) and Vinny Gencarelli (Rockaway/Morris Hills) each contributed two goals and one assist.
Eugene Isola (Monroe Twp./Christian Brothers Academy) once again was dominant on faceoffs, winning 19 of 23 and scooping 17 ground balls. Each team registered 33 shots in the game.
Montclair took the lead right away by scoring five goals in the first 16 minutes while Nick Bologno (Glen Gardner/North Hunterdon) netted Stockton’s only marker during that span.
The Ospreys pulled within 5-4 with 6:06 left in the third quarter after Santoleri capped a three-goal spree that included tallies by Gencarelli and Robert Krais (Jackson/Jackson Memorial).
Stockton was held scoreless for the next 14 minutes while the Red Hawks reeled off nine consecutive goals for a 14-4 count. In the last seven minutes of the game, Veselka scored twice while Santoleri and Gencarelli each struck once, but the Ospreys could not overcome the steep deficit and they fell 14-8.