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Women’s Basketball Drops Two Games

WB Drop Two GamesThe women’s basketball team fell to Marist 76-66 Saturday night in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Sophomore guard McKinzee Barker led the Hawks in scoring with 16 points and senior center Christina Mitchell had a double-double with 12 and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Rosa Graham was the only other Hawk in double figures with 11.

The game was tightly contested in the opening minutes, as both teams traded baskets, making the score 12-10 at the first media timeout. Monmouth took the lead on a Barker three, and she hit another to give the Hawks a 16-12 lead with 1:41 left in the first. Marist went on a 7-0 run to take a 19-16 lead after 10 minutes.

The Red Foxes hit a three early in the second to open a 22-16 lead, but both teams would continue to trade baskets, with the score 30-23 at the 4:56 mark of the second quarter. Monmouth got within four, but Marist once again found a response, opening their lead up to 36-28 with 2:42 remaining in the half. Freshman guard Kayla Shaw connected on a three to cut the deficit to five, and then senior guard Tyese Purvis drove inside and finished on a layup to make the score 36-33. Marist rattled off the last five points of the half to make the score 40-33 after 20 minutes of play.

The teams traded baskets early in the third, and it was a layup from Mitchell that made it a one possession game, 42-39, with 7:27 left in the quarter. About a minute later, after the teams exchanged scores, Shaw hit one of her own, being fouled in the process. She hit the resulting free throw, making the score 47-44 at the 6:07 mark. That would be the closest the Hawks would get for the rest of the game. The Red Foxes closed the quarter strong, holding a seven point lead after three quarters.

Monmouth got within five on a Barker jumper, but Marist once again found a response, opening up a 65-58 lead at the final media timeout. Monmouth could not climb back in it, as Marist sealed the game late on five free throws, making the final score 76-66.

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Upcoming Games

Wednesday, Feb. 22

WLAX vs. Bucknell

Hesse Field at the Great Lawn

West Long Branch, NJ 6:00 p.m.

 

Friday, Feb. 24

Baseball at Furman

Greenville, SC 4:00 p.m.

MBB vs. Siena*

OceanFirst Bank Center

West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

WBB at Manhattan*

Draddy Gymnasium

Riverdale, NY 7:00 p.m.

 

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Side Lines 2/8/17

Bowling: The bowling team finished second out of 13 teams at the 2017 James Brown Invitational at over the weekend at Towson Lanes in Towson, MD. Senior Kaitlyn Reth claimed the individual title with games of 204, 228, 248, 180, and 201 over the five-game span, leading to an average score of 212.2. Junior Jackie Evans and sophomore Haley Solberg also finished in the top ten. Evans finished seventh with a 197.4 average while Solberg finished eighth with an average of 196.8. Reth and Evans both earned their fifth top-10 finishes of the season and junior Julie Bianco led MU with a 254 high game in traditional match play. The Hawks went 9-3 as a team during the three-day event. The blue and white return to the lanes on Friday, March 3 when they host the Hawk Flight Invite at King Pin Lanes in Egg Harbor Township. The tournament takes place through Sunday.

Men’s Lacrosse Defeats No. 16 Villanova

MLAX Tyler Keen Defeat VillanovaThe men’s lacrosse team defeated a ranked opponent for the first time in program history as they took down No. 16 Villanova 12-10 on Sunday afternoon at Villanova Stadium.

Villanova came out of the gates strong scoring the game’s first three goals, but the Hawks answered back and scored four of the next five goals to tie the game at four midway through the second period.

Monmouth took its first lead in the fourth period when senior midfielder Tyler Keen completed his hat trick. He went on to add another goal with 6:20 to go in the period, which gave Monmouth a 10-7 lead that they would not relinquish. The game was tied at seven heading into the final period and MU outscored the Wildcats 5-3 in that frame. Senior midfielder Zack Schleicher also scored his first career hat trick.

This was the program’s first victory over a current Big East Conference opponent. The team improved to 2-2 all-time in season openers and 3-1 all-time in road opening games.

“That win means a lot to our program, school and fan base,” Keen said. “This kind of win shows our potential and where we can be at. Going into Villanova, we knew their plan and I think it was just overall the effort and our championship mentality that we bring every single day is what won us that game.”

“I remember a couple of years ago where wins were hard to come by and beating a Villanova team that is highly regarded in the lacrosse community,” Head Coach Brian Fisher said. “They have a very good team this year, especially on the offensive end with a couple of All-Americans. It was a good win for us and to start the season off with a win against a good team is a good springboard for us for this week of practice and has us looking forward to our next opponent.”

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Men’s Basketball Wins Program Record 12 Consecutive Games

MB Justin Robinson 12th Straight WinThe men’s basketball team extended a program record by winning their 12th straight game in their 102-82 win over Siena at Times Union Center in Albany, NY on Monday night.

It was the Justin Robinson show once again as the senior point guard scored a career-high 40 points while adding six rebounds and three assists. Robinson became the seventh Hawk to score 40 points in a game, and the first to do so since Rahsaan Johnson scored 40 on Dec. 8, 2001 at Princeton.

“Justin is a dynamic player and I’m glad he’s on our team,” Monmouth Head Coach King Rice said.

“(Senior center) Chris Brady told me how many points I had after I hit the four-point play,” Robinson said. “Coach Rice pulled me aside when I had 35 points and told me I had one more minute to play until I was done, so I just had fun with that minute.”

Monmouth had a one-point lead at halftime but outscored the Saints 55-36 in the second half. With the game tied at 59, the Hawks went on a 13-1 run to take a 72-60 lead at 10:51, and never looked back.

Robinson netted a layup and followed up with a three-pointer to give him 35 points on the night after the under-four media timeout. Another triple and a transition layup got him to 40 points on the night.

His 40 points are the third most in a single-game in school history while his eight three-pointers are one shy of the program single-game record, set by former Head Coach Dave Calloway. Robinson also became the second Hawk to make eight three-pointers this season after redshirt sophomore guard Micah Seaborn did so against South Carolina State on Nov. 26. Their 38 field goals is a season-high for Monmouth, who also shot a season-high 57.6 percent from the floor.

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Side Lines 2/15/17

Men's Tennis: The University men's tennis team split two matches in Washington DC over the weekend. MU defeated Georgetown 4-3 on Saturday for their first win of the season before they fell to George Washington on Sunday, 7-0. The Hawks earned four consecutive singles wins from Sophomore Nicola Pipoli, Senior Przemyslaw Filipek, Junior Ale Gomez Estrada, Senior Christian Vieira, and also picked up a doubles win from Filipek and Gomez Estrada against Georgetown The blue and white will host their first match of the season on Friday when they welcome Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) rival Saint Peter’s to West Long Branch for a 7:00 p.m. start.

Upcoming Games 2/15/17

Wednesday, Feb. 15

WLAX at Temple

Philadelphia, PA 3:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, Feb. 16

WBB vs Manhattan*

OceanFirst Bank Center

West Long Branch, NJ 5:00 p.m.

MBB vs Niagara*

OceanFirst Bank Center

West Long Branch, NJ 8:00 p.m.

 

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Women's Basketball Picks Up Two Conference Wins

WB Alaina Jarnot 2nd Straight WinThe women’s basketball team defeated the Iona Gaels 75-65 Sunday afternoon at the OceanFirst Bank Center.

Freshman guard Alaina Jarnot led the Hawks with 19 points and five assists, and sophomore guard McKinzee Barker scored 16 with five rebounds. No other Hawk reached double figures in the game.

“I’m really pleased with how we played today,” Monmouth Head Coach Jenny Palmateer said after the game. “I thought it was a great team effort, and we did a really good job of minimizing mistakes.”

After winning the opening tip, the Hawks connected on three 3-point shots to open up a 9-4 lead at the first media timeout. Monmouth continued their hot shooting from beyond the arch, as senior guard Tyese Purvis knocked down their fourth of the quarter coming out of the break. After one quarter of play, the Hawks led 17-9, shooting 57 percent from 3-point range.

Monmouth continued their success into the second quarter, as they went on a 12-4 scoring run, including a 7-0 stretch to force the Gaels to call a timeout with 6:11 remaining in the half. The Monmouth defense had a strong showing in the second quarter, holding Iona scoreless for a stretch of 3:47. Iona did respond, however, embarking on a 10-0 scoring run to cut the deficit to 11. The Hawks closed the half strong, as Purvis hit a three, and then Graham converted on a three-point play, as they went into halftime up 15, 40-25.

For the first half, the Hawks shot 44 percent from the field and 57 percent from three, with Jarnot leading the way, scoring nine points. Purvis had seven, knocking down two 3-point shots. The Monmouth defense also forced 10 turnovers, leading to 11 points on the other end.

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Women's Lacrosse Rallies to Beat George Washington

WLAX Nicole Ceraso Win GWThe women’s lacrosse team is looking to build off of last season’s success in which the team finished 12-8 overall and 6-2 in conference games. The main highlight of last season was their first ever appearance in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship game where they suffered a loss to Canisius.

Monmouth was voted as the second best team in the pre-season MAAC women’s lacrosse coaches’ poll with last year’s champion, Canisius, finishing as the unanimous number one ranked team. Hopes are high for the season, according to Head Coach Eileen Ghent.

“Our expectations are very high; we are expecting to do well in the MAAC,” Ghent said. “We have a really competitive out-of-conference schedule that leads up to the MAAC. We are expecting to do well right off the bat, but we will see.”

Ghent, who is entering her second year as head coach, will face the difficult task of replacing six starters, including Marial Pierce, Kristina Vangeli and Caroline Huelster, who were First Team All-MAAC last year. Six starters will return, including pre-season All-MAAC attacker, junior Alexa Smith and 11 newcomers were added in the off-season. The defensive unit took the brunt of the departures as only one player, junior defender Amanda Miller, returns as a starter.  

Senior mid-fielder Ashely Cross, senior mid-fielder Claudia LaMarca and junior defender Amanda Miller were selected as team captains. LaMarca returns this season after missing all of last year with a knee injury. She was named to the MAAC All-Rookie team as a freshman and she believes the team is more than primed to take on the new season.

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Track & Field Prepares for MAAC Championship

Track Field Championships Prep 1The men and women’s indoor track teams are only a few weeks away from competing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships.

“We have gotten off to a slow start, but I feel like we have gotten better every week the last few weeks,” Head Coach Joe Compagni said. “That’s crucial because the end of the season is what matters the most for us. We are building in a good direction toward the end of the season, but we are not where we want to be yet.”

Redshirt junior thrower Tim Wilson has been one of the top throwers in the conference this season. He has won the weight throw in five of six events this year, and he credits that success to his coaches.

“We’ve had some unbelievable success so far. Abe (Throws Coach Abraham Flores) and I have a plan and we’ve been sticking to it,” Wilson said. “It’s been paying off and right now I’m just trying to hit that mark to get to Nationals. We are just going to take it week by week and we will get there eventually. We just have to trust the process.”

Wilson suffered a setback a few summers ago that caused him to miss his sophomore season, but he has come back and become a better athlete because of it.

“I tore my ACL two years ago playing basketball and I had to redshirt my sophomore season,” said Wilson, who credited Elite Sports Physical Therapy in Tinton Falls for getting him back. “Going through that pushed me more to come back and be a better athlete.”

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Women’s Basketball Drops Games to Quinnipiac, Rider

WB Loss QuninnipiacThe women’s basketball team fell to Quinnipiac University 74-54 Saturday afternoon in Hamden, CT.

Senior guard Tyese Purvis led the Hawks with eight points, and sophomore center Erica Balman added six. The Hawks had four players score five in the game, but no one reached double figures.

Monmouth had a two-point lead with 5:35 remaining in the opening quarter, but a three-point basket from Quinnipiac gave them the lead, one that they never relinquished.

“It was just one of those games where it seemed like we couldn’t get anything going on the offensive end,” Monmouth Head Coach Jenny Palmateer said, “They really shot the ball well, especially from the three-point line and we couldn’t withstand that. We didn’t adjust very well to the physicality and the way the game was being called, especially in the first half.”

The Hawks were outscored 39-22 in the first half, only scoring nine points in the first quarter. For the game, the Hawks shot 33.3 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from three. The Monmouth bench outscored its opponent for the 20th time out of 22 games this season.

Freshman guard Kayla Shaw scored her 66th three-point shot this season, making a three in 20 of the 22 games this year.

The loss was the third straight for the Hawks, who were looking to rebound from a 71-69 loss to Rider Thursday night at the OceanFirst Bank Center.

Purvis led the Hawks in scoring with 17 points, with Shaw scoring 11, connecting on three shots from beyond the arch.

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