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Upcoming Games 09-27-17

Wednesday, Sept. 27

W Tennis vs. Rider* Monmouth Tennis Courts West Long Branch, NJ 3:30 p.m.
WSOC vs. Rider*
Hess Field on The Great Lawn West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.
MSOC at Rider* Lawrenceville, NJ 7:00 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 29

M & W Cross Country
Paul Short Run
Bethlehem, PA 9:30 a.m.


FH vs. Sacred Heart*
So Sweet A Cat Field
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.
M Tennis
ITA Championships
Tulsa, OK TBA


Saturday, Sept. 30

W Golf
Hartford Invite
Bloomfield, CT 8:00 a.m.
WSOC at Quinipiac* Hamden, CT 12:00 p.m.
Football at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 1

M Golf
Binghamton Invite
Apalachin, NY 9:00 a.m.

Field Hockey Defeats Indiana 2-1 in Overtime

F Hockey 9.27.17Twenty-fifth ranked field hockey delivered two exciting home wins this past weekend to extend their winning streak to five. The Hawks comfortably beat Drexel Friday afternoon, winning 4-1 and outlasted Indiana on Sunday with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory.

Monmouth had trouble converting shots into goals throughout the game on Friday. It took almost 30 minutes for the Hawks offensive to put one on the board. Senior forward Mallory Kusakavitch eventually broke through with her first of two on the day to give Monmouth the 1-0 lead.

Coming out of the half the Hawks wasted little time to extend their lead to two. This time it was junior forward Kelly Hanna tipping in a corner for her first of two goals on the day. The Dragons responded about ten minutes later with a nifty reverse stick goal, to cut the lead in half.

The Hawks had looked a bit sluggish and sloppy up to this point and a time out was called soon after the Drexel goal. Monmouth responded to their coach’s message in timely fashion. Kuskavitch buried her second goal on a fast break feed from junior forward Elyssa Okken to put the Hawks up 3-1 with 20 minutes left on the clock.

“I think we were starting to get fatigued and this is the fittest team we have had in long time. I think we were letting our mentality break down before our legs. I was telling them to have better energy and connect better through the midfield. I think we were able to execute on the attacking side better after the timeout.” Head Coach Carli Figlio said on taking the timeout.

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Football Defeats Hampton 30-23 in Overtime

Football 9.27.17Football defeated Hampton 30-23 after freshman running back Eric Zokouri scored the game winning score on the first play of overtime on Saturday afternoon.

“It was a very good but also very clutch performance on his part,” Head Coach Kevin Callahan said about Zokuri’s game winning touchdown. “Unfortunately we had a few backs banged up and he answered the call, he was the next man up and did a great job.”

MU started slow against Hampton, allowing back-to-back touchdowns on the first two Hampton drives. The blue and white countered with a two yard rushing touchdown by junior running back Devell Jones, his team-leading sixth score of the season. That was set up by a fumble recovery by junior linebacker Diego Zubieta on Hampton’s 14 yardline.

“I have to credit Hampton, I thought they came up with a good gameplan on both sides of the ball, they did some things on offense that had us on our heels early,” Callahan said.

After a Hampton field goal to make the score 16-7, the Hawks would bring the lead within two after a nine yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Kenji Bahar to junior tight end Jake Powell with less than a minute left in the half.

MU would tie the game at 16 all in the third quarter, thanks to a failed Hampton punt attempt that sailed over the punter’s head and end up in their own endzone. The play would result in a 21-yard safety.

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Women's Soccer Shutouts Canisus

W Soccer 9.27.17With another 2-0 shutout, the Monmouth University women’s soccer team defeated Canisius College on Saturday afternoon at Hess Field on The Great Lawn.

This final score was a repeat of their last game against Niagara University, which was also a 2-0 shutout. This victory against Canisius, will add to the teams 6 game winning streak (5-0-1).

The Hawks’ kept their drive from last week’s win against Niagara University, where they went 4-0-1. After having a few days’ rest before the game against the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) foe, the Hawks were more than ready for this match up.

When the game began, the Hawks immediately connected on the field, resulting in the first goal being scored before the second minute. Sophomore forward Madie Gibson started the play by going down the left sideline and crossing it to junior foward Jazlyn Moya, who then tipped it to junior midfielder Alli DeLuca for the goal a minute and an half into the game. Shortly thereafter, Gibson doubled the Hawks’ lead in the 18th minute when a pass by senior midfielder Sophie Centi found itself in front of her, and then right under the crossbar.

Head Coach Krissy Turner mirrored the thoughts of many when she said, “The first half was some of the best soccer we have played all year.”

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Upcoming Games 09-20-17

Wednesday, Sept. 20

W Tennis vs. Wagner
Monmouth Tennis Courts
West Long Branch, NY 3:30 p.m.

MSOC vs. Hartford
Hess Field on The Great Lawn
West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21

M Golf
Hawk Invitational
Deal, NJ 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 22

FH vs. Drexel
So Sweet A Cat Field
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.

M Tennis
Joe Hunt Invitational
Annapolis, MD TBA

M Tennis at Princeton
Ivy Plus Invitational
Princeton, NJ TBA

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Sidelines 09-20-17

Cross Country:

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the 23rd Annual Henry Mercer Monmouth Invitational at Holmdel Park on Saturday morning.

Junior Kyle Mueller finished first overall for the men. Mueller’s time of 26:24.35 was the fourth best time ever in school history. Mueller’s first place finish would lead the men to third place overall.

Freshman Tim Euler’s time of 27:46.05 is good for fourth in school history for freshmen men on the current Holmdel Park.

Monmouth’s men had a top-5 average time of 27:06.6 on the hilly 5 mile course, which is ranked 4th in school history at Holmdel Park and more than 30 seconds faster than what the team ran here last year.

For the women, junior Amber Stratz’s 11th place finish would lead the team to a fifth place finish.

Freshman Kyra Velock finished with the time of 19:31.21, good enough for third in school history for freshmen women.

The teams will have a week off as they prepare for the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Football Falls to Albany for First Loss of Season

Football 9.20Monmouth Football (2-1) lost their first game, of the season, after a 28-14 loss to former conference rival Albany Saturday night.

“We didn’t get out to the start we needed to be competitive in a game like this,” said Head Coach Kevin Callahan. “We were playing a good team and we knew we had to start fast.”

After two touchdowns by Albany in the first quarter, the blue and white would answer with a sophomore quarterback Kenji Bahar passing touchdown to junior wide receiver Ugo Ezemma. That score was set up after an interception by fifth year senior defensive back Teddie Martinez.

Albany would respond with a field goal to expand their lead to 16-7. After an MU fumble, Albany would counter on Monmouth’s miscue with a 20 yard rushing touchdown to make it the eventual halftime score of 22-7.

In the second half, Monmouth’s defense held Albany to only six points scored in the half. “The defense did a good job in the second half, they settled down and got the ball back,” Callahan said. “Our defensive line got stronger as the game went on.”

In the third quarter, the defense would force Albany into back-to-back three and outs. MU would respond with junior running back Devell Jones rushing for a touchdown. The touchdown would be the fifth for the year for Jones; he would also lead with a team-high 46 rushing yards.

After two punts by Albany and MU, the third quarter would end as a one-possession game, 22-14 Albany.

In the fourth, junior defensive back Tymere Berry would block Albany’s field goal attempt to keep it a one-possession game. It would be the second blocked field goal for MU on the season, after leading the nation with eight last season. Berry would finish the game with a career-high eight tackles.

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Women’s Soccer Starts Conference Play 1-0

W Soccer 9.20.17The women’s soccer team started off conference play with a 2-0 shutout against Niagara on Saturday afternoon. The win makes it a five game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) for the Hawks.

Following an action-packed week of soccer where the Monmouth women went (2-0-1), closing out last week with the hard-fought tie at Hofstra, the Hawks got a bit of rest before opening conference play at Niagara on Saturday.

The five-day break was well needed as Monmouth had played four games in the ten days previously, where they managed an impressive (3-0-1) record on short rest.

MU was anticipating the start of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play, where they went undefeated last year with an (9-0-1) record, earning them the number one seed in the 2016 MAAC tournament that they went on to win.

In 2016’s matchup versus Niagara, the Hawks dominated with a 5-0 victory led by now sophomore forward Madie Gibson’s hat trick. Niagara struggled mightily last year finishing towards the bottom of the MAAC with a (5-10-1) record.

After last year’s blowout, Niagara looked to offer a greater challenge, coming in with a much improved (4-2-1) record in the early season. The Purple Eagles came into Saturday’s matchup towards the top of the MAAC conference with Monmouth looking to knock them down just a couple of spots behind.

The Saturday morning conference opener did not disappoint between two of the MAAC front runners battling at Niagara Field in New York.

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Men’s Soccer Loses Late Against #25 Ranked UMass Lowell

M Soccer 9.20.17Monmouth men’s soccer was defeated twice on the road this past week by both Columbia and #25 ranked UMass Lowell, respectively, as the Hawks now see themselves winless in their last four matches.

“We always challenge ourselves by playing a really difficult non-conference schedule,” said Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt.

Monmouth looked to bounce back from their overtime defeat to UMBC when they travelled to New York City to face Columbia on Tuesday, September 12th. It was the home side who struck first in the 38th minute when senior forward Arthur Bosua flicked a header on to junior midfielder Francisco Agrest, who was able to convert the chance into a goal.

Midway through the second half, Columbia extended their lead to two. Bosua was involved once again, this time as the goal scorer after deflecting a pass from sophomore midfielder Matthew Swain into the back of the net.

In the 76th minute, Monmouth managed to cut the deficit in half when junior defender Zachary Pereira received the ball just within the edge of the eighteen-yard box and tucked a shot inside of the right post. The Hawks were unable to find an equalizer, though, and the final score ended 2-1 in favor of Columbia.

On Saturday night, Monmouth once again played on the road, this time at #25 UMass Lowell. Thirty-five minutes into the match, the River Hawks went in front. Junior midfielder Jakov Basic belted a shot into the top left corner of the goal from over thirty yards out. Ten minutes into the second half, Basic added another goal to his tally, and a fourth on the season, by placing a free kick into the back of the net from just outside the penalty area.

Monmouth sprung to life and answered back with a free kick goal of their own just minutes later. Senior midfielder Jake Areman caught the goalkeeper cheating when he swung a left-footed effort into the bottom far corner as opposed to over the wall.

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Field Hockey Ranks #25 Nationally After Win

F Hockey 9.20.17The Monmouth University’s field hockey is now ranked nationally for the first time in school history, coming in at #25 nationally in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Poll. This comes after they produced a 3-2 road win this past Sunday afternoon against rival Quinnipiac in Hamden, Connecticut. The hard-fought victory improves the Hawks to a 5-2 record and extends their winning streak to three. 

“Being nationally ranked for the first time in our program’s history is an honor,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “We are hoping that we have only begun to see our true potential as a field hockey team.”

Goals were difficult to come by as both MU and Quinnipiac played stringy defense all day. Monmouth scored first in the sixth minute due to sophomore forward standout Rachel Konowal. Hoop has recorded a goal in four straight games and this one came off a feed from senior mid-fielder Rachel Konowal who extended her point streak to six games with the assist.

Quinnipiac responded ten minutes later by scoring back to back goals in a five-minute span to gain a 2-1 lead. The Hawks wasted no time evening the game up as it took seconds for junior forward Kelly Hanna to tie the game at two. Hanna buried a rebound off a corner shot and senior defender Julie Laszlo was credited with the assist.

The game broke for halftime tied at two and Monmouth found themselves in a different position than their previous games. The Hawks outshot their opponents by an average of 21 last week and dominated the games throughout. This contest was different as the Bobcats had the lead in the shots department and were matching the Hawks step for step.

It took ten minutes before the next goal was scored. Sophomore defender Annie Deusch scored the eventual game winner on a dazzling play where she split two defenders and blasted a shot into the net for her first goal of the season.

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Upcoming Games 09-13-17

Friday, September 15

W Tennis at Navy
Annapolis, MD 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 16

W Golf at Navy
Annapolis, MD 8:00 a.m.

W Tennis at Navy
Annapolis, MD 9:00 a.m.

M & W Cross Country
23rd annual MU Invitational
Holmdel Park, Holmdel, NJ

WSOC at Niagara*
Niagara, NY 11:00 a.m.

MSOC at #12 Umass-Lowell
Lowell, MA 7:00 p.m.

Football at Albany
Albany, NY 7:00 p.m.

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Contact Information

CAMPUS LOCATION
The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
and Instructional Technology (CCIT)
Room 260, 2nd floor

MAILING ADDRESS
The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey
07764

Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
Email: outlook@monmouth.edu