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Volume 91 (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)

Upcoming Games 04-24-19

Wednesday, April 24

Baseball vs NJIT
West Long Branch, NJ 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25

M/W Track & Field
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, PA TBA

Friday, April 26

M/W Track & Field
Lehigh Games
Bethlehem, PA 3:00 p.m.

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Softball Swept by Marist in Two-Game Set

SB 04.24.19Last week, Softball added one win to their record, but it was followed by three straight losses as the Hawks split at Lafayette in a doubleheader last Wednesday before falling to Marist in another road doubleheader on Friday.

In Game One against Lafayette, the Hawks came out on top with a 9-0 shutout. They got on the board quickly and scored a run in the top of the first inning as a result of junior utility player Amanda Hopeck being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home junior first baseman Kayla Rosado.

Two more runs were scored in the top of the second inning to advance the Hawks to 3-0 over the Leopards. Senior outfielder Jasmine Higa walked to first base and was followed by freshman infielder and outfielder Lindsey Baron. Baron smashed a two-run home run to center field, bringing home Higa and herself. In the top of the fourth inning, junior outfielder Amber Wozniak singled up the middle while Baron was on third base, resulting in an RBI for Wozniak and another run for the team.

In the top of the fifth inning, sophomore outfielder Katie Harrington crushed her second career home run to left field and earned the team another run, making the score 5-0. The Hawks scored four runs in top of the sixth inning, securing their 9-0 shutout victory. The bases were loaded with sophomore outfielder Morgan Maziarz on third base pinch running for junior outfielder Sam Tomasetti, Rosado on second, and Wozniak on first. Hopeck hit an RBI single to center field, bringing home Maziarz. With the bases still loaded, Harrington popped out to left field and Rosado tagged up for another run. Junior infielder Deangie Jimenez singled out to left field to score Wozniak, followed by sophomore catcher Erika Coreth also singling out to left field to bring home Hopeck for the ninth and final run.

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Men's Tennis Wins Regular Season Championship

M Tennis 04.24.19Men’s Tennis won their fifth-straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Regular Season Championship after defeating Marist, 6-1, in West Long Branch last Wednesday before defeating Niagara 7-0 in their final game of the regular season on Saturday.

“I feel honored to be a part of this program,” said senior Srdjan Jakovljevic. “Being a senior, it’s even more surreal that I have the opportunity to continue my career as long as possible during the postseason. I hope we can win the fifth-straight championship and carry on the winning mentality to the NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association).”

Jakovljevic got it started in Monmouth’s Regular Season Championship clinching win over Marist with 6-0 and 6-2 singles wins. Senior Nicola Pipoli suffered the Hawks’ lone singles loss next in a 5-1 decision.

Junior Max Benaim, sophomore Will Cooke Wharton, and junior Sergio Martinez all won their singles matches with 6-1 and 6-2 wins. Senior Alberto Giuffrida won the last singles match. He rebounded from a 5-7 defeat in the opener with a 6-4 win before winning the deciding game 10-4.

In doubles, Pipoli and Cooke Wharton won their matchup 6-3 and Benaim and Martinez combined for a 7-6 win. Monmouth was defeated in the third and final doubles matchup when Jakovljevic and Giuffrida fell by a score of 7-6.

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Golf Competes in MAAC Championships

GOLF 04.24.19Men’s and Women’s Golf finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this past weekend.

The men’s team shot a final round 308 as a team, led by senior Drake Ferriter, who shot his third consecutive 76 on the final day to lead the Hawks’ roster while placing 13th overall in the tournament.

The finish for Ferriter was the second time this season he has led the Blue and White’s card and the eighth time he has done so in his collegiate career.

Ferriter was able to birdie back-to-back holes on seven and eight before heading to the back nine one stroke under par in the final round.

His last collegiate finish makes it 69 of 80 career rounds that the senior was able to put up a score in the seventies.

Finishing closely behind him on the Monmouth side was sophomore Ron Robinson with a final round score of 78 and freshman Brendan Smith as they both finished in 23rd place with the same three-day scores, four strokes back of Ferriter.

Robinson’s total score for the weekend of 232 was a career-low in three consecutive rounds of play.

Junior Andy Stock also shot a 77 in two of his three rounds in Florida, which was strong enough to place him in a tie for 29th in the tournament.

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Women's Lacrosse Earns No. 2 Playoff Seed

WLAX 04.24.19Women’s Lacrosse finished the regular season by winning their final two games, rolling past Manhattan, 19-5, on Wednesday at Kessler Stadium and defeating Quinnipiac by a score of 19-12 on Saturday on the road in Connecticut.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Hawks dominated their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent Manhattan in an important game to determine the order of the standings.

It took only 51 seconds into the game for Manhattan to put up the first points.

They then got out to a 2-1 lead with 27:33 remaining in the first half.

Monmouth started to run away with the game as they scored eight unanswered goals, including four from junior attacker Allison Turturro.

She finished the game with eight total goals, tying her personal best and a school record.

Turturro combined with sophomore attacker Caroline Bleck for the first five Monmouth goals of the second half, making the score 14-4 with just 18:53 left in the contest, proving to be too much of a deficit for Manhattan to overcome.

“We are in championship play right now, every game including regular season games are championship mentality,” said Head Coach Jordan Trautman. “We talked about every game from here on out are ‘do or die’. I’ve always wanted to be part of a program that is peaking at the right time and I’m confident we are doing that.”

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Upcoming Games 04-17-19

Wednesday, April 17

Men's Tennis vs Marist
West Long Branch, NJ 2:30 p.m.

Softball at Lafayette (Doubleheader)
Easton, PA 3:00 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs Manhattan
West Long Branch, NJ 3:00 p.m.

Baseball at Columbia
New York, NY 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 19

Baseball at Fairfield
Fairfield, CT 12:00 p.m.

Men's and Women's Track & Field
Larry Ellis Invitational
Princeton, NJ TBA

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Men's Lacrosse Stays in Playoff Hunt with Home Win

MLAX 4.17.19After earning just one win through their first eight games of the season, Men’s Lacrosse has now won their last two, most recently with an 11-6 victory over Manhattan at Kessler Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win kept Monmouth’s season alive, as a loss would have eliminated them from a chance at qualifying for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament.

“I am really proud of our effort,” said Head Coach Brian Fisher. “Our team showed toughness and grit and we battled adversity this week with some injuries to key guys. We played with great energy today and it was probably our best performance of the year. Hopefully we can keep it going.”

With 10:44 on the clock, sophomore midfielder Casey Kimmel opened the scoring for Monmouth with a powerful strike from long distance as the hosts edged their way in front.

Manhattan, however, answered with four-straight goals to take a comfortable lead.

Monmouth responded even more emphatically, going on a 7-0 run to lead 8-4 with 8:05 left in the third quarter.

The visitors would break the scoring streak with a goal at the 5:01 mark, but the Hawks scored another three to add some space to their lead before the Jaspers scored the final goal of the game with 4:29 left to go in the fourth.

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Softball Dominates on the Road in 4-0 Weekend

SB 4.17.19Softball earned four wins on the road this weekend while competing in doubleheaders against Manhattan and Saint Peter’s, respectively, as sophomore pitcher Alyssa Irons clinched third place for most wins in program history in a single season with 20.

On Saturday, the Hawks traveled up to Riverdale, NY to play a doubleheader against Manhattan. Both games were won by Monmouth; first 3-1 and then 4-3. Irons went the distance in the circle for both wins, only allowing three runs to be earned by Manhattan in the 14 combined innings.

In game one, Monmouth got on the board quickly as a result of a sacrifice fly ball hit by sophomore catcher Erika Coreth in the top of the second inning, allowing junior utility player Amanda Hopeck to score. Manhattan senior infielder Kat Prevo hit an RBI, tying the game up 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning.

Neither team scored again until the Hawks took the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Junior first baseman Kayla Rosado hit a single out to right field, bringing freshman infielder and outfielder Lindsey Baron home to score. Sophomore outfielder Katie Harrington doubled to left field, allowing fellow sophomore outfielder Morgan Maziarz to come home and chalk up the final run of the game.

Game two began slowly, with neither team making their way onto the scoreboard until the top of the fourth inning, when Monmouth scored two runs. The first run was due to junior outfielder Amber Wozniak hitting a single to center field, resulting in Maziarz scoring and putting the Hawks on the board. The second run occurred two batters later, with Harrington hitting a single and getting Hopeck to run home to make the score 2-0.

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Women's Lacrosse Rebounds From Losing Slide

WLAX 4.17.19Women’s Lacrosse cruised past Canisius, 16-6, on Saturday afternoon at Kessler Stadium, improving the Hawks to a 10-5 record on the season and a 4-2 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play.

After a heartbreaking loss to conference leader Fairfield last Wednesday by a close score of 13-12, the Hawks were able to bounce back with a dominant performance all around this past weekend.

“I think we needed to come out and show who we are, we needed a game and a day like this,” said Head Coach Jordan Trautman. “I’m really proud of the effort on both sides of the field but this is what we have been waiting for. We’ve been talking about taking moments and taking opportunities and that’s what they did today.”

Leading the Hawks’ offense were sophomore attacker Caroline Bleck and junior midfielder Rachel Mills, who each had career games. Bleck recorded eight points on four goals and four assists while Mills netted five goals. Mills has been playing exceptionally well as of late as she has scored nine goals in her last two games.

“My team has been doing a great job of passing the ball around and creating space for each other and I think that’s been really helpful,” said Mills. “I think those two losses we had really motivated us to come out strong today and finish the regular season strong.” Mills filled up just about every portion of the stat sheet in Saturday’s contest as she caused two turnovers, three draw controls, and two ground balls to go along with her goals.

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Baseball Wins Crucial Home Series Versus Niagara

BB 4.17.19Baseball completed a phenomenal week of play beating the University of Pennsylvania on the road before taking two of three from Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent Niagara over the weekend in West Long Branch.

It was the Quakers of Penn who got on the board first in Wednesday’s single game set, scoring three runs in the first two innings off Monmouth’s senior left-handed pitcher Kyle Ajjan.

The Hawks’ bats responded in a massive way the next inning, erasing a three-run deficit in a hurry and turning it into a three-run lead after scoring six in the top half of the third.

Fifth year center fielder Kyle Norman got the inning rolling with a single to left field that plated two runs to get the Blue and White back within one.

Then it was senior catcher Clay Koniencki who drove in the game-tying run on an opposite field single to right, scoring junior shortstop Danny Long.

Sophomore first baseman Nick Campana, junior right fielder JP Walsh, and sophomore designated hitter Sean McHugh each followed up in the inning with run-scoring hits of their own, helping MU jump out to the 6-3 lead.

The Monmouth bullpen helped close the door on the Quakers the rest of the way, throwing 6.1 quality innings of relief while only allowing one run to secure the 8-5 non-conference victory.

Sophomore left-hander Evan Ferris led the strong relief effort, going 4.2 innings allowing just one run while earning his first career win.

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Upcoming Games 04-10-19

Wednesday, April 10

Baseball at Penn
Philadelphia, PA 3:00 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse at Fairfield
Fairfield, CT 3:00 p.m.

Softball at Columbia
New York, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs Wagner
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12

Men's Tennis vs Marist
West Long Branch, NJ 2:00 p.m.

M/W Track & Field
Coach P Invitational
Bethlehem, PA 3:00 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