The Monmouth University women’s soccer team beat the Rider Broncs 3-1 Saturday at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn. The win advances the Hawks to the semifinal round of the MAAC Championship.
Monmouth scored first in the 39th minute of the match. Jesi Rossman won the battle with a Broncs defender for the ball in the box. Rossman was able to cross the ball and Alexis Marino finished it for the 1-0 lead. The goal was Marino’s second for the season and Rossman’s sixth assist.
Senior Lauren Karabin netted her seventh and eighth goals this season in an outstanding performance Saturday. Karabin posted her first multi-goal game this season.
Karabin’s first goal was in the 53rd minute of regulation play. A’Liah Moore took control of a Sarina Jones throw in and passed the ball back to Karabin. Karabin sent a low shot into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Ten minutes later, in the 61st minute of play, Jazlyn Oviedo intercepted the ball and sent a pass to Karabin at midfield. Karabin took the ball down field, out maneuvered the Rider goalie, and put the ball into the back of the net for her second goal of the game and a 3-0 lead.
The Hawks controlled the game and outshot Rider 21-7. In the 78th minute of the game Rider cut the lead to 3-1 but Monmouth was able to hold off the talented Broncs team for the win.
The top seeded Hawks advance to the semifinal round with a 13-4-1 record. Head Coach Turner said, “It was a good win and we got great contributions across the board. We are taking it one game at a time and are looking forward to playing again on Thursday night.”
Prior to the quarterfinal match the Hawks played their final regular season game Wednesday, Oct. 27 on the road against the Manhattan Jaspers. The 3-1 win gave Monmouth women’s soccer a 12-4-1 overall and 8-1-1 MAAC regular season record.
Chloe Ferreira scored her first career goal at the 26th minute of play. Erin Daily earned her first assist of the season when she fed the ball to Ferreira and gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead. The Hawks took that lead into halftime.
In the 62nd minute of play, A’Liah Moore found the back of the net for her first goal of the season. Minutes later, Jesi Rossman sent the ball past Manhattan’s goalie for her fourth goal of the season.
The Manhattan Jaspers brought the game to a 3-1 score with a goal in the 70th minute, but were unable to overcome the Hawks by the end of 90 minutes. The Hawks wrapped up the regular season at the top of the MAAC standings.
The women’s soccer team had an impressive season with a regular season tally of 27 goals, 22 assists, and seven shutout games. Three Monmouth players, Lauren Karabin, Jesi Rossman, and Jill Conklin, are in the top ten MAAC standings for offensive play.
Monmouth goalie Rebecca Winslow’s four game shutouts ranks third in the MAAC for Individual Goalie Shutouts.
Winslow had 31 saves in regular season play, placing her in the top ten.
“My staff and I are super proud of this group for finishing 12-4-1 and earning the MAAC regular season title,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. On Monday, Monmouth University women’s soccer team had eight student-athletes named to the All-MAAC teams and a pair of major award winners. Turner was named the 2021 MAAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.
Defender Sarina Jones also earned recognition and was named the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row and was selected for the fourth consecutive year to the All-MAAC First Team. Teammate Jill Conklin, for the third time, was named to the All MAAC First Team.
Hawks’ Lauren Bruno, Lauren Karabin and Jesi Rossman were named to the All MAAC Second Team. Freshman standouts Olivia Ramiz, Ava Allen and Gabby Allen earned All MAAC Rookie selections.
The preseason favorites will face the 6th seeded Fairfield Stags in the semifinal round on Thursday, Nov. 4. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn.