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Football Bounces Back in Their FirstCAA Match Up Against Towson

After football walked away empty handed in the season opener just a little over a week ago, they bounced right back in a 42-23 win over Towson Saturday, Sept. 9.

Monmouth quickly fell behind in the first quarter, 10-0, after the tigers got the turnover and made it into the end zone two plays later. With 11:57 left in the first quarter, a lightning delay was announced, but luckily resumed 46 minutes later.

The Hawks dominated the second quarter, preventing the Tigers from making it into the end zone. Transfer student, Sone Ntoh scored Monmouth’s first touchdown of the game in the 2nd quarter on a 66-yard run, for the second game in a row this season. With 1:44 left in the 2nd quarter, junior running back Jaden Shirden scored the second touchdown of the game for the Hawks on a six-yard run to pull the Hawks ahead, ending the 2nd quarter with a score, 14-10.

To start off the 3rd quarter Assanti Kearney caught a 36-yard pass from Marquez McCray, and made the third touchdown of the competition, and pushed the lead to 21-10. Towson returned the favor to end the 3rd quarter and cut Monmouths lead to just four.

Towson was looking to take the lead, when Eddie Morales III caught an interception. Towson’s defense enforced a MU punt. Dre Tucker was able to recover a muffed punt, fortuitously giving the Hawks possession in Towson territory. Kearney’s 3rd quarter touchdown was not his only touchdown of the night. In the 4th quarter Kearney made his second touchdown of the game and third of the season.
Kearney was not the only Hawk who added to their touchdowns this game. Sone Ntoh ended the game with two touchdowns, and pulled the Hawks up 42-23.

This started CAA play for Monmouth and they are set to play their second CAA game when they face Campbell at home Saturday September 16.