Field Hockey is now 2-and-2 after facing Sacred Heart Sunday, Sept. 3 in a very successful game for the Hawks in which they walked away victorious, 6-1. This is not the first matchup between these two teams. The Hawks have now won 14 consecutive games against the Pioneers.
Junior forward Sofia Fouces scored her sixth goal of the season with assists from Johanna Karlhuber and Nora Goddard-Despot, making those their second assists of the year. Fouces now leads the Hawks in goals as well as points (14). She was one of five different Hawks that scored on Sunday’s game. 10:12 into the game Aylin Aufenacker scored her first goal of the 2023 season, making the score 2-0.
It wasn’t until the second quarter that Monmouth scored their third goal of the game off an assist, by sophomore Alexa Ronning. Sacred Heart cut the lead down to two right after halftime but Hawks, Jess Tucker, responded quickly with her first goal of the game to increase the Hawks leads by three once again.
Nora Goddard-Despot’s made her first career goal for Monmouth in the fourth quarter and 10th of her collegiate career, making the score 5-1. Alexa Ronning followed shortly behind with her second goal of the game, with assists from Ronning, Moors, and Fouces.
Freshman goalkeeper Jessie Eiselin has played all 236;25 for the Hawks thus season and made three saves in 60 minutes to assist in Monmouth’s second win of the season.
A very successful game for the Hawks all around. Monmouth not only outshot Sacred Heart 21-9, but the Hawks also landed more shots on goal, 13-4.
Just two days before, on Friday, Sept. 1, the Hawks traveled up north to face the eighth rank, Syracuse. Unfortunately, the Hawks walked away with a loss, 5-1.
Just 43 seconds into the first quarter, Syracuse had a hot start when they scored the first goal of the game, and at the 11:01 mark, scored their second. In the second frame of the game, Sofia Fouces scored the first goal for the Hawks after receiving a long pass ahead, behind defense from Jess Tucker.
Fouces is definitely a competitive player to watch out for this season after seeing her performance thus far. Prior to the game versus Sacred Heart, Fouces scored all but one of Monmouth goals this season.
Syracuse kept pushing forward, scoring three more goals, and only allowing Monmouth to score one for the rest of the game. Despite the fact that Syracuse won by four goals, freshman goalkeeper Jessie Eiselin made eight saves on 13 shots, which was a season high. We hope to continue to see this type of defense in goal as Monmouth gets ready to face Delaware at home, on Friday, Sept. 15.