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Men's Soccer Remains Winless After Defensive Battle

MSOC 09.18.19Men’s soccer fell just short in a tough, well-played defensive battle at Colgate on Sunday losing by a final score of 1-0 to drop their winless record to 0-4-0 on the season.

Monmouth’s sophomore goalkeeper Sean Murray put together another strong performance in net for the Hawks recording five saves including back-to-back diving efforts in the second half to keep the score locked at zero. That makes 107 total saves for Murray in just 21 career starts in his collegiate career. The defensive side of the ball was far from the issue for the blue and white as they only allowed one goal on 13 shots while getting barely outshot by Colgate 13-12 as a team.

MU’s 12 shots were a season-high for the squad who put four on goal including two from junior midfielder John Antunes who attempted four shots total. Antunes had the first shot on goal of the game in the 33rd minute when he was denied in the lower right corner of the net by a Colgate save. The Hawks had another strong opportunity to take the lead in the 59th minute when sophomore forward Sebastian Rodriguez went for it all with a strike from 25 yards that clanged off the crossbar.

The Raiders lone goal and eventual game-winner came in the 71st minute. The Hawks had a chance to tie it right back up ten minutes later when they were gifted a penalty kick. The Colgate keeper read it beautifully however and rejected the MU scoring chance with a diving save to his left.

Monmouth came close to knotting the score up in the final seconds when Murray launched a last chance boot down the field to sophomore forward Ebenezer Owusu who got an opportunity for the equalizer inside the box. Colgate was able to deny the Hawks just like they had been all day wrapping up their first victory of the year while sending the blue and white home winless.   

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Football Seals O.T. Thriller

FB 09.18.19Football squeaked out a 38-35 overtime victory for the ages with a game-winning kick by senior kicker Matt Mosquera against Albany on Saturday afternoon at Kessler Stadium.

Mosquera earned Big South Honors for the second consecutive week being named conference Player of the Week after going a perfect 3-3 on extra points and accounting for 12 of Monmouth’s 38 on his own. He capped off an excellent day by drilling the 25-yard winner to make him 3-4 on field goals including a long 47 yarder.

“You just have to look at what you did wrong on the last kick, come back, adjust, and trust yourself,” said Mosquera. “You have to have confidence in yourself.”

Confidence was one of the keys of the game for the Hawks who converted twice on crucial third and fourth downs where fifth year quarterback Kenji Bahar went for the endzone converting game-changing over-the-shoulder touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Lonnie Moore IV. Bahar completed 23 of 37 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns in the win while five of those went to Moore IV for 76 yards and two scores.

The first points of the game came early in the first quarter as Monmouth ran a fast-paced offense that included multiple screen passes to junior wide receiver Joey Aldarelli and carries for junior running back Pete Guerriero. The blue and white moved right down the field finishing strong with a 26-yard Guerriero touchdown up the middle giving them the early 7-0 advantage. Last week’s Big South Player of the Week compiled a career-high 36 carriers on the day finishing with 179 total yards and a score.

“I do a lot of conditioning and stuff like that to prepare,” said Guerriero. “I live for those moments.”

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Field Hockey Splits Home Games with Hat Trick

FH 09.18.19Field Hockey split their two games of the week at So Sweet a Cat Field after defeating University of Pennsylvania by a score of 4-2 on Friday and losing to Rutgers 1-2 on Sunday.

After a scoreless first quarter against Penn, the Hawks fell into a 2-0 early hole in the 2nd quarter but did not allow another goal the rest of the way.

Monmouth scored their first goal in the 23rd minute when freshman forward Yasmin Pratt found the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season to cut the deficit in half.

The blue and white tied the game up in the 39th minute when sophomore forward Annick van Lange netted her first goal of the game to even up the score at 2-2. Assisting on van Lange’s goal were junior midfielder Meg de Lange and junior defender Hannah Schiavo.

In the 52nd minute van Lange scored her second goal of the contest to give the Hawks their first lead of the game. The Hawks defense was put to the test in the final minutes of the matchup.

The Quakers were on the attack on the last legs of the game as they pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. A resilient Monmouth defense was able to hold their one goal lead and blocked away three shots from Penn. Monmouth also got the ball out of their own zone and van Lange was able to score to complete the hat trick as well as seal the game in the final minute of Friday’s contest.

“It was fantastic to see our team have the resiliency on the defensive side and to also continue to be strong on the attacking side,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio.

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Women's Soccer Shocks Texas 4-0

WSOC 09.18.19The Monmouth University women’s soccer team acquired their third and fourth consecutive shutouts this week. Their match against Drexel University on Thursday, Sept. 12 ended with a scoreless tie. Later in the week they amped things up for their match against the nationally ranked No. 25 school, the University of Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15 emerging with a 4-0 victory.

The Hawks led the first half of the Drexel match, but were unable to bypass Drexel’s senior goalkeeper Libby Baeza. Monmouth led with a 15-6 edge in total shots on goal, and when it looked as though senior forward Madie Gibson was going to earn a point for Monmouth, it was thwarted by an offsides call.

“The first half was our best soccer of the year,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. “Unfortunately we didn’t score a goal or two in that time. We will continue to work on our play in the final third to gain more confidence in front of goal.”

Later in the week, the Hawks took on a Top 25 opponent, the University of Texas Longhorns, and emerged victorious. The 4-0 shutout is the team’s fourth consecutive win of the 2019 season, as well as their first Top 25 victory since Aug. 29, 2010 when they shutout Rutgers 1-0.

Although this was Monmouth’s first time ever playing against Texas, they made their mark on the Longhorns by breaking their 18-game home regular season win streak.

The 4-0 sweep is not only senior goalkeeper Amanda Knaub’s 34th shutout, the third highest in Monmouth history, it is also the Longhorns’ worst home-game loss since their last 4-0 shutout against Washington State in 2009, 10 years ago.

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Upcoming Games 09-11-19

Thursday, Sept. 13

Women's Soccer at Drexel
Vidas Field
Philadelphia, PA 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13

Field Hockey vs Penn
So Sweet a Cat Field
West Long Branch, NJ 3:00 p.m.

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Men's Soccer Falls in their Second Game of the Season

WSOC 09.11.19Men’s soccer lost their second game of the season to the University of Pennsylvania by a score of 2-0 on Friday night at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn.

The Hawks fell to a 2-0 deficit early in the contest and were never able to claw their way back into it. Penn scored their first goal of the game just nine minutes into the match and quickly followed with another goal in the 17th minute. That would be the end of the scoring for the rest of the match as it turned out.

“We had a tough start to the game,” said Head Coach Robert McCourt. “Full credit to Penn for that.”

Penn had the advantage on the stat sheet as well. They out-shot Monmouth nine to four on the night while also not allowing a single shot on goal.

Monmouth’s best opportunity came in the 30th minute when junior midfielder Chris Scheuerman sent a bullet at the goal that flew wide.

Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Sean Murray finished the day with three saves on five shots on goal. One of his saves was a diving stop that came in the 49th minute that kept the game at a two-goal deficit. In just 19 career starts Murray now has a grand total of 97 saves.

The Hawks did not lose in every statistical category, however. They did lead in the saves department 3-0 but were unable to get a single shot on goal. Monmouth also took five corner kicks while the Quakers only had four.

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Women's Soccer Shuts Out FDU for their First Win

WSOC 09.11.19The Monmouth University women’s soccer team is back at it again picking up their first win of the 2019 season this past Friday night, Sept. 6, against the Farleigh Dickenson University (FDU) Knights at University Stadium in Teaneck, NJ.

The Hawks won with a 1-0 sweep, adding to their 13-game winning streak in their series against FDU. They lead the all-time series 17-1-2.

During the first 45 minutes of the match, Monmouth attempted eight shots on goal, half of which came from fifth year forward Madie Gibson. Gibson’s four shots on goal is a team-high for the Hawks. In the seventh minute Gibson found her way behind FDU defensive lines and attacked with her second shot on goal, but FDU senior goalkeeper Amanda Fitzgerald recorded a save on the attempt.

In the 11th minute of the game the Knights created their first opportunity for scoring when they earned a corner kick executed by sophomore midfielder Lea Egner. For the next ten minutes both teams had possession of the ball but it wasn’t until the 20th minute of the match where FDU freshman midfielder Naemi Hausen attempted an in-play shot on goal. However, Monmouth’s senior goalkeeper Amanda Knaub snagged the attempt.

Both the Hawks and the Knights had corner kicks and shot on goal opportunities throughout the rest of the first period, but neither team was successful in their attempts.

During the beginning of the second period, Gibson and senior forward Dana Scheriff perused back to back shots on goal, but again, Fitzgerald deterred both of them.

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Field Hockey Wins Twice on the Road to go to 3-1

FH 09.11.19Field hockey put together an undefeated week of play going 2-0 while improving their early season record to 3-1 with road wins at Hofstra and Villanova.

Wednesday’s victory in New York was of the shutout variety by the Hawks who had a plethora of players contributing to the effort with four of them finding the back of the net in the 6-0 final. Sophomore forward Annick van Lange and freshman forward Yasmin Pratt led the charge with two goals a piece and a combined ten total shots. Both players found the scoreboard in the first half of play giving Monmouth the 2-0 advantage at the break.

Van Lange’s second goal of the afternoon came just minutes into the second half after Pratt possessed the ball into the Hofstra zone and assisted the 3-0 score. The Hawks did not let up from here as they continued to pour on the offense with three more goals in the second half despite being interrupted by an hour-long weather delay due to lightning.

Senior midfielder Josephine van der Hoop and graduate student midfielder Stefanie Bigler scored within the same minute on corner and fast break opportunities making the score 5-0.

The final goal of the afternoon came after the weather delay when Pratt capitalized on a deflection in front of the net with just minutes to go for her fifth point of the game and second straight multi-goal performance.

“It was good to see us bounce back from Sunday,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “We need to continue to get 1 percent better every day.”

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Football Gets First Win Led By Player of the Week

FB 09.11.19Monmouth football recorded their first victory of the 2019 campaign against visiting Lafayette on Saturday behind three players who received all Big South honors including junior running back Pete Guerriero who ran the ball 26 times for 152 yards and a touchdown.

The game got off to a slow, defensive start as the first couple drives for both teams resulted in zero points including punts and a Hawks’ turnover on the offensive side of the ball. The blue and white bounced back strong however to close out the first quarter of play with a 12-play, 86-yard drive that began on their own 14-yard line and culminated with a Guerriero 19-yard touchdown. His performance ultimately led to being named the Big South Offensive Player of the Week as well as an honorable mention for Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Offensive Player of the Week.

“Pete ran tough all day,” said Head Coach Kevin Callahan. “You have to give fifth year running back Devell Jones and the offensive line credit too for what they were able to do in the closing minutes of the game to grind out those tough yards.”

The Hawks continued to move the ball into Lafayette territory in the second quarter of play as they were able to tack onto their lead with two field goals from senior kicker Matt Mosquera of 23 and 35-yard distances.

The visiting Leopards were able to get on the scoreboard late in the first half after a 13-yard rushing touchdown capped off their long, 15-play 75-yard drive to bring the score closer at 13-7.

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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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