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Field Hockey Outscores Opponents 16-2 in Home Stand

Field Hockey 10.10.18Field Hockey continued to roll with two home wins this past weekend, delivering a 10-0 performance on Friday against LIU Brooklyn and securing a 6-2 victory over Bryant on Sunday afternoon at So Sweet a Cat Field.

An offensive onslaught on Friday saw eight different Hawks score against Bryant. Senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop scored a hat trick in the win, earning her Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row.

“It does not mean too much to me,” said Garden Bachop. “As long as the team is performing well that is more important than any accolades.”

The Hawks were unstoppable, as both familiar and new names contributed in the win. Garden Bachop was the first to score four minutes into the game as she converted a penalty corner.

Senior midfielder Gab Girardi followed ten minutes later as she registered her first goal of the season. Sophomore forward Aly Perez found the back of the cage for her first career goal by scooping a loose ball and blasting through the five hole.

Freshman forward Annick Van Lange notched the fourth goal when she perfectly timed up a pass from senior forward Elyssa Okken to find twine. Garden Bachop netted her second of the day shortly after off of an assist from sophomore defender Hannah Schiavo.

Rounding out the first half was senior forward Kelly Hanna who added the sixth of the half, redirecting a shot from Garden Bachop in front of the net.

Monmouth continued to dominate in the second as Garden Bachop made it a hat trick, burying a nifty reverse shot in the 39th minute of play.

The Hawks scored three more goals in the end and walked off with a 10-0 shutout win. 

On Sunday, van Lange had the hot hand, scoring her first career hat trick as Monmouth cruised to a 6-2 win at home to Bryant.

“It is really nice of course,” said van Lange on her performance. “However, without my teammates I would not be able to score. We have been practicing hard lately so it is nice to see that play out in our games.” Van Lange was named MAAC Rookie of the Week on Monday.

Once again, Garden Bachop led the way for the Hawks, scoring the first goal of the game off of an assist from Okken ten minutes into the game.

Defense turned into offense as a turnover in the defensive end sprang a two-on-one for the Hawks. Okken fed van Lange for her first of three to make it 2-0 Monmouth.

Bryant responded two minutes before the end of the half, scoring off of a corner attempt. However, it was van Lange who closed out scoring in the first half when she buried her second of the game to make it 3-1.

Coming out of the second, Garden Bachop sprung a fast break opportunity which led to a goal by Hanna as Monmouth continued to build their advantage.

The Bulldogs made it interesting in the 47th minute, scoring off of a rebound in front of the net. Van Lange quickly ended all hopes of a comeback with her third and final goal. Freshman defender Lotte Boom capped it off with her first career goal in the 70th minute with time expired.

“I thought our attacking opportunities were finished really well today,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “I think on the defensive side we struggled a little off the ball. Overall, I thought we played aggressive and took a big step forward.”

With the win, the Hawks improve their record to (8-5, 3-0 MAAC) as they ride a six-game winning streak.

Next up, Monmouth Field Hockey will travel to Philadelphia on Friday to take on Drexel before welcoming Sacred Heart to West Long Branch on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for Senior Day.

PHOTO TAKEN by Karlee Sell

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