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Volume 90 (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Field Hockey Defeats Lehigh, Brown With Two Shutouts

F Hockey 09.13.17The field hockey team came away with two impressive victories this past weekend to end a two-game losing streak. The Hawks handily defeated Lehigh on Friday afternoon by the score off 7-0 and followed suit on Sunday by beating Brown 9-0. With the two wins the Hawks improve to a 4-2 record on the season and have won 15 straight regular season home games.

Friday’s tilt against Lehigh began as a defensive slugfest, with both teams limiting each other’s chances. Senior forward Meg Donahue opened up scoring in the 12th minute by netting a loose ball located in the circle. The Hawks offense wasted little time and followed up four minutes later. This time it was junior forward Elyssa Okken who buried another loose ball in front of the net.

Action slowed at this point and it would take another ten minutes before a goal would be scored. Sophomore forward Josephine van der Hoop was responsible for the goal as she scored her first of the day right before the half to make it 3-0 Hawks.

Monmouth wasted little time extending their lead coming out of the half. Van Der Hoop registered her second of the day off a fast break assisted by senior midfielder Rachel Konowal to pull ahead 4-0. The Hawks did not look back from there and would register three more scores before the clock hit zero to win in an impressive matter.

“It was a great win after a tough weekend in Virginia.  We were working on a few tactical things this week that showed today as we continue to get ready for conference play which is just a few weeks out, but today was a complete team win,” Head Coach Carli Figlio on the win. 

Monmouth rolled to their second victory of the weekend by recording a 9-0 shutout over Brown. Senior forward Meg Donahue and sophomore forward Josephine van der Hoop both registered hat tricks on route to an impressive win.

Senior defender Julie Laszlo made her presence felt early by registering the first goal of the game at the 2:03 mark. Not be overshadowed, van der Hoop scored the following two goals to put the Hawks ahead by three. Monmouth tallied four more before the half and took a seven-goal advantage into the half.

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Men’s Soccer Falls to UMBC in Overtime

M Soccer 09.13.17In their fifth match of the new season, Monmouth men’s soccer was defeated by UMBC, 2-1, in heartbreaking fashion just two minutes into overtime at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn on Saturday night.

“I thought that tonight UMBC deserved to get something out of the game for sure,” said Monmouth head coach Robert McCourt. “They were really hungry and competitive and we knew they were a good team coming in.”

Redshirt senior midfielder and captain Colin Stripling said, “We’ve got to be better in a sense of taking positives out of everything. We moved the ball well at times and the goalkeeping and back four was great.”

The match saw its first action fifteen minutes in when a looping header put Retrievers sophomore forward Tre Pulliam through on goal, but his shot was saved by Monmouth junior goalkeeper Bobby Edwards. The resulting corner kick saw Pulliam fire a header at Edwards from point-blank range, but once again the keeper stood tall and parried the shot away from danger.

The Hawks replied to the early pressure from UMBC when sophomore midfielder John Antunes picked up the ball in midfield, danced past a couple of defenders, and fired a shot that forced freshman goalkeeper Ciaran O’Loughlin into a diving save.

Moments later, Pulliam won the ball in the air and rushed down the left wing before sending a cross into the box on the ground. Senior midfielder Cormac Noel’s first time shot went wide as he stretched to get a foot on the ball.

Edwards was forced to make yet another save when senior midfielder Gregg Hauck fired a header on goal from a UMBC corner kick. The Hawks immediately burst down the other end of the pitch and had a shot on goal themselves, but it was saved by O’Loughlin.

As both sides looked to grab a goal before halftime, Monmouth sophomore midfielder Geoffrey Schaefer cut the ball back onto his left foot and ripped a shot from outside of the box that flew over the crossbar. The Retrievers had another shot at Monmouth’s goal when senior midfielder Sammy Kahsai found space inside the box for a shot, but it was an easy save for Edwards.

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Women’s Soccer Wins After Ross’ Goal With Five Seconds Left

W Soccer 09.13.17The Monmouth University women’s soccer team won in dramatic fashion thanks to senior forward Rachelle Ross’ goal with five seconds left in the game to beat Drexel 2-1 Friday night at Hess Field on The Great Lawn.

“I knew the moment and was prepared whether Gibby (sophomore forward Madie Gibson) gave her the ball or not,” said Ross. “It was a flashback to last year against Seton Hall.”

The last time MU had a game winner was last season’s 1-0 win against Seton Hall when the then senior forward Alexis McTamney scored with five seconds left.

In the first half, both teams would exchange scoring chances but the half would end scoreless thanks to excellent goalie play and active defense by freshman forward/midfielder Sarina Jones.

In the second half, Drexel would break through and score the first goal in the 60th minute past sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Knaub.

Drexel’s defense was errorless until sophomore midfielder/forward Lexie Palladino was able to find the back of the net on the assist from sophomore midfield/defender Jessica Johnson to tie the game with 22 minutes left in the game.

After unsuccessful scoring chances by both teams, the game was destined for overtime until senior midfielder Sophie Centi took control of the ball.

With only ten seconds left, Centi sent a far pass to Gibson who dribbled the ball toward the box and dished it out to Ross who found the back of the net with just five seconds remaining on the clock.

“Going down 1-0 and coming back to win was huge for us,” Head Coach Krissy Turner said. “This was a terrific win against a very good team. I am very proud of the daily improvement of this team.”

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Football Opens Kessler Stadium 2-0 After Defeating #19 Ranked Lehigh

Football 09.13.17In the 25th season of Monmouth Football, the Hawks opened the brand new $16 million Kessler Stadium and the 2017 season with a 2-0 record, including a 46-27 win over #19 ranked Lehigh on Saturday.

The Hawks’ running game was firing on all cylinders, rushing for a combined 351 yards and six touchdowns. Junior running back Devell Jones rushed for three touchdowns, while sophomore running back Pete Guerriero rushed for 192 yards and added two touchdowns.

“I can’t say enough about the job our offense did,” Head Coach Kevin Callahan said. “Rolling up 350 yards on the ground and throwing for over 200 yards, it is just an outstanding performance.”

In his first two games of collegiate football, Guerriero has rushed for a combined four rushing touchdowns and 338 rushing yards. He credited the experience of the offensive line for his hot start.

“It definitely makes it a lot easier. The running backs and offensive line are really close with each other. Every single day at practice we talk about being patient and running behind them.  They open up holes that is like running through a tunnel. It is great to be behind such an awesome five.”

The blue and white started the game in Lehigh territory thanks to a 70 yard kick return by Guerriero on the opening kickoff. That drive ended with the first of three rushing touchdowns by junior running back Devell Jones.

After Lehigh turned the ball over on downs in Monmouth territory, Guerriero ran for a 71 yard touchdown. After a two-point conversion by Jones, MU had an early 14-0 lead.

Lehigh would then answer with back-to-back touchdown passes to end the first quarter, tied 14-14.

The Hawks would later add two field goals, while Lehigh added a touchdown, to make it 21-20 at the half.

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