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Volume 84 (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

Women’s Soccer Opens 3-4-1

womens soccer opens 3 4 1The women’s soccer team posted its first draw of the season Sunday night on the Great Lawn, with the final score of 1-1 in a match that went into double overtime against Rider. The Hawks now post a record of 3-4-1 as they end their non-conference schedule.

Starting the season off slowly, Krissy Turner’s women’s soccer team continued to play well and perhaps find their groove on Sunday night. Despite giving up an early goal in the first half, the Hawks changed the momentum of the game with a tenacious mentality to fight back no matter what. “We’ve been down so many times it doesn’t really phase us any-more,” explains Turner. It is that kind of mentality that has helped Monmouth climb up the Northeast Conference (NEC) standings.

Although the Hawks are a young team they have a great mixture of youth, determination and players that continue to step up. Those among many reasons have helped fuel the Hawks strong play in recent weeks. “We have had some players that were out with injuries and I think the players that have stepped in have done a pretty good job,” said Turner. Even though the team has a lack of experience they have fought hard against strong opponents this season and continue to improve week by week. “The experience of getting into these games is going to help us when we get into conference play,” states sophomore defender Alexa Freguletti.

In MU’s final non-conference game of the season, they gave up a goal early in the 14th minute. However, the Hawks would scratch and claw their way back into the game by showing poise and heart. Monmouth fought hard and tied it up in the 17th minute. The goal was scored by Freguletti and it was her first goal of the season.

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The Gun Show || Watch At Your Own Risk

Corruption Bleeds From Every Depth of the BCS


Four long months have gone by since everyone has heard from The Gun Show, and in that time, I’d say I’ve been graced by a few sports epiphanies. Luckily (I can only hope), you’re in for another year of college sports news decoding. Whether this saddens you or gives you comfort, there’s one thing I can say (as Peter Griffin once made clear), there are a few things that really grind my gears...

Nothing beats a great in-conference college football matchup, right? Fans of all walks of life just cannot wait to sit down with their popcorn in hand to watch their ranked team beat a lower-echelon no name... well if that’s what you’re thinking (and agreeing upon), then you’ve lost any sense of dignity regarding sports and its true motivating factor: Fun. Stemming from that: Friendly competition. It is all gone.

Three quarters of the games we see now are fifty point blowouts that don’t even deserve a minute of viewership.

This is not the powerful team’s fault either. Every now and then you may hear about a coach catching some scrutiny for purposely running up the score in an effort to cure some sort of personal vendetta with the opposite sideline. Yes, this is an exception. But in general, it’s the format of the NCAA football system that allows for such lopsidedness.

Highly paid college scouts for Big Ten or SEC programs bring in unparalleled talent through recruitment and the coaching staffs, which earn millions to mold these players into Heisman contenders and All-Americans. Succeeding that, these NFL ready rosters take on the lower caliber NCAA teams; these rosters are full of staffs which earn half as much and have a quarter of the talent. Put the two together, add in some television cameras and you get boring, predictable and unruly games. The Alabamas, LSUs and Oregons of the world will pummel their opponents, sometimes 60-0 or maybe even worse.

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Field Hockey Starts Season 0-6

sports_fieldhockeyThe University field hockey team has started the season slowly, but head coach Carli Figlio and her girls know what it takes to get back on track. Figlio is in her sixth year as the head coach, so she has plenty of experience going through ups and downs in a season.

The team has started the season 0-6, but they are headed to Newark, Del. today to take on the University of Delaware in a non-conference matchup.

The Hawks began the season with a tough loss to Syracuse University, ranked seventh in the nation at the time. Monmouth hosted Syracuse with expectations for a tough game, but also an opportunity to prove something big. Unfortunately, they fell short by a score of 8-1. Despite what the final score said, having the opportunity to match up against a powerful squad like Syracuse is only good for the Monmouth field hockey program. Playing up against tough opponents will only make them better.

Three days later, Monmouth traveled to Long Island to take on Hofstra University. It was another tough one, as the Hawks were held without a goal in the 6-0 loss. The Hawks wrapped up the month of August with an opportunity to host Rutgers University and add to the hype of the in-state rivalry. It was also the third year that the two schools have participated in the “Stick it To Cancer Game,” where both teams play to support and fund cancer research. The past two years, the two schools raised over $3,000. Rutgers came out on top with a 4-1 win.

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Hawks Fly Passed Rhode Island 41-6

sports_footballThe Football team dominated Rhode Island on Saturday 41-6 to improve their record to 1-1 on the season.

Kyle Frazier had one of the best games of his career. He completed 18 of 28 passes for 264 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He took control of the game with his feet as well, rushing seven times for 57 yards. Frazier didn’t even play in the fourth quarter.

On the Hawks’ first possession, Frazier led a 13-play, 85-yard drive for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. The fifth year senior quarterback was six of seven passing for 58 yards and a touchdown. He also ran the ball once for ten yards.

The Blue and White had lost their previous eight games at home, so starting strong got the crowd involved and confident for the first time in a while at Kessler Field.

Monmouth’s offense was able to do whatever they wanted against the Rams (0-1) for the entire game. Everyone was involved and the team was clicking on all cylinders.

The Hawks totaled 539 yards of offense, with 272 coming on the ground.

Pete Nagy led MU with 82 yards rushing on eight carries, despite losing a fumble at his own 12-yard line on the team’s second possession. K.B. Asante carried 14 times for 64 yards, a healthy 4.6-yard average. Sophomore Julian. Hayes took the ball 12 times for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns, his second and third scores of the season.

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Men’s Soccer Undefeated Through Five Games

sports_menssoccerIt’s been a great start to the 2012 season for the Hawks men’s soccer team. Yet to be defeated, they are 4-0-1 and currently sitting second in the Northeast Conference. Coming off three straight NEC tournament titles and seven straight NEC regular season championships, Coach Robert McCourt’s team is eager to continue their success this year.

“Our goals every year are to set ourselves up to get an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament, to win the NEC regular season and to win the NEC tournament. Those are our three main goals,” said Coach McCourt. “We always feel that, as a program, anything less than that is a failure for us.”

Many changes have occurred since last season ended with a defeat to UCONN in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Hawks welcome four international players who have all earned starting spots on the team and are already making a huge impact. Junior transfer Francois “Paco” Navarro, originally from Paris, France, leads the team in points this year, recording two goals and three assists in the five games.

“Coach McCourt has done a great job putting in a lot of new pieces,” said junior Jacob Rubinstein. “We have a lot of new people this year, a lot of new faces getting a lot of playing time, so he’s definitely done a great job putting everything together.”

Early on, the Hawks have been getting recognition for their play from the Northeast Conference. Two weeks into the season, a Monmouth player has been named NEC Player of the Week as well as NEC Rookie of the Week each week.

The honors of Player of the Week went to Jacob Rubinstein for the week of August 27. Rubinstein scored the lone goal in the season opener at Towson University. A corner kick gave Paco Navarro the assist as Rubinstein put the ball in the back of the net. The goal was Rubinstein’s first since he netted the game winner against Saint Francis (PA.) in the 2010 NEC Championship game.

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A Look Back At The Spring Season

sports_springsportsMany students left the University in the middle of May after finals to return home for summer vacation. The spring sports teams, however, still needed to conclude their seasons and try to win championships.

Starting with the baseball team, Monmouth came up just short of winning the Northeast Conference (NEC) crown. The second seeded Pioneers of Sacred Heart defeated the Hawks 5-1 in the conference championship game.

Hawks’ baseball won 35 games on the season, eclipsing 30 wins for the second consecutive year and eighth time under the direction of Head Coach Dean Ehehalt. Pat Light and Jake Gronsky were both named to the NEC All-Tournament team.

Light was drafted into Major League Baseball by the Boston Red Sox.

The softball team lost its only two games in the NEC tournament to Robert Morris and Quinnipiac to finish the season with a record of 24-20.

Chelsea Paprocki was named to the NEC All-Tournament for her efforts. She knocked in all of Monmouth’s three runs in the post season. She scorched a double down the left field line in the second inning against Robert Morris to plate a pair of runs. Against Quinnipiac, her RBI came on a single to left field in the fourth inning to cut the Bobcats’ lead in half and make it a 2-1 ballgame.

Softball won its final seven games of the regular season to finish fourth in the NEC and beat out Central Connecticut State and Bryant by one game for the final seed in the conference tournament.

Women’s lacrosse won the NEC tournament for the first time since 2007. The third-seeded Hawks defeated Mount St. Mary’s 11- 3. The Blue and White’s defense allowed the fewest goals in the history of the NEC tournament, allowing only seven goals in its two games. The previous record was nine.

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