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Swimming Combines for Three Wins at Manhattan

Swimming 11.28.18Men’s and Women’s Swimming tasted success in their most recent meet; both teams defeated Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) rivals Manhattan while the women additionally topped Siena on Nov. 17 at Fieldston High School in Riverdale, NY.

“Today was an exciting day for the swimming program,” said Head Coach Matt Nunnally. “The team came ready to compete and their focus showed right from the start.”

Freshmen Callan Smith and Camryn McHugh added to their successful maiden campaigns; they both won three individual races and were a part of winning relay teams.

In the 1000-yard freestyle, Smith broke the team record, which he had previously set himself. He came in first at 9:42.39.

Additionally, the freshman won the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke, putting him up to 17 first-place finishes on the season. Smith earned MAAC Male Swimmer of the Week recognition for his efforts.

McHugh was victorious in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke. In winning the 100-yard fly, she set a new team record with a time of 58.85.

McHugh’s performance in Monmouth’s winning weekend saw her named MAAC Female Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season.

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Senior Spotlight: Georgia Garden Bachop

FH 11.28.18New Zealand is known for Lord of the Rings, rugby, and its large amount of sheep farms. It also happens to be the birthplace of Field Hockey’s senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop.

Hailing from Wellington, the picturesque capital city of the country, Garden Bachop was born to be an athlete. Her family was full of talented rugby players and those athletic traits were passed on to her. But her passion for field hockey comes from her aunt.

“My family is big into rugby in New Zealand,” said Garden Bachop. “My aunt is the one who played field hockey and for my fifth birthday gave me a field hockey stick and said go play field hockey not rugby. I played for her team since I was five and all the way through high school up to today.”

Her high school years were spent playing a variety of sports such as rugby, volleyball, and handball. Yet her aptitude seemed to lean towards field hockey as the accolades would suggest.

Garden Bachop even represented her country, competing for a spot in the New Zealand U-18 squad as a teenager.

As her high school career was coming to an end, Garden Bachop began to look for opportunities to expand her horizons. One idea was to compete in the United States.

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Women's Basketball Ends Losing Streak, Wins Two

W Basketball 11.28.18After trailing 45-43 with 3:56 left to play, Women’s Basketball outscored Sacred Heart 11-5 the rest of the way to earn their second consecutive victory, 55-50, on Sunday afternoon.

Junior guard Emani Clough led Monmouth with a season-high 12 points, including ten in the final 2:34.

The Hawks had two other players in double-figures; freshman forward Lucy Thomas scored 11 and junior guard Sierra Green finished with ten. Thomas also added eight rebounds.

“We’re practicing well enough to start winning and are starting to put together positive possessions on both ends of the floor,” said Head Coach Jody Craig. “It takes all of the facets of the game to get a victory.”

Monmouth jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first quarter, which garnered a Sacred Heart timeout. The Pioneers began to string together a few possessions, but the Hawks maintained a seven-point edge after ten minutes, 17-10. Sacred Heart’s 9-0 run in the second quarter gave them their first lead of the game as they outscored Monmouth 15-6 in the second ten minutes to go into the half leading 25-23.

Two consecutive steals and baskets put Monmouth back in front late in the third quarter, 35-34, but a Sacred Heart three to end the quarter gave them the lead back going into the final ten minutes of regulation.

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Upcoming Games 11-14-18

Thursday, Nov.15

Men's Basketball vs West Virginia
Myrtle Beach Invitational
Conway, SC 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16

Men's Basketball vs. TBD
Myrtle Beach Invitational
Conway, SC TBA

Women's Bowling
UMES Hawk Classic
Millsboro Lanes
Millsboro, DE TBA

Women's Basketball at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 7:00 p.m.

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Women's Basketball Seasons Tip Off

default article imageTrailing by as many as 12 in the second half, Women’s Basketball’s comeback attempt fell short, falling 73-67 at East Carolina on Friday night.

“We showed a lot of fight to battle back into this game after going down by so much,” said Head Coach Jody Craig. “Our defense came up big and we gave ourselves a chance to come back and win this game.”

Junior guard Sierra Green led Monmouth with 19 points, including five three-point shots.

Freshman forward Lucy Thomas had a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in what was her second career game.

The Pirates opened the game with five straight points, forcing Monmouth to call a timeout after just a minute and 28 seconds of play.

East Carolina continued their first quarter push, extending their lead to 18-2 with 3:20 remaining in the first quarter.

The Hawks closed the quarter strong, going on an 8-1 run to make it 19-10 after ten minutes of play.

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Men's Basketball Season Tip Off

default article imageMen’s Basketball started their regular season by losing three games to Lehigh, Colgate, and St. Joseph’s, respectively.

Their latest loss came at the hands of the St. Joseph’s Hawks, with a 78-63 loss on Monday night.

Monmouth was within six at halftime, but in the second half St. Joseph’s scored 49 points to have the 15 point victory.

“This was our best game so far this year, we competed the whole time,” said Head Coach King Rice. “You have to take your hat off to those kids because they really stepped up for them. But I told our kids, this was our best game, we fought hard and Saint Joe’s is tough.”

For Monmouth, they shot 65 percent in the second half, compared to only 32 percent in the first.

Monmouth’s overall field goal percentage was better than St. Joseph’s (48 percent to 41 percent). The key difference was 13 second-chance points for St. Joseph’s to only two for Monmouth.

Sophomore guard Ray Salnave led the team with 14 points, with junior forward Mustapha Traore and sophomore guard Deion Hammond close behind with 12 points each.

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Bowling Finishes 7-3 at First MEAC Meet in Delaware

Bowling 11.14.18Monmouth Bowling defeated two nationally-ranked programs in its first meet as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), finishing in fourth place with a record of 7-3 at Pleasant Hill Lanes in Wilmington, DE last weekend.

“We started out the weekend strong, but fatigued the last two matches,” said Director of Bowling Karen Grygiel. “We need to continue to work on our spare shooting and endurance. Overall, it was a good weekend.”

The Hawks, who are nationally-ranked themselves at 23rd, opened the meet with six straight wins.

The first five matches of the meet were played on Saturday in traditional format.

After starting off with an 842-755 win over Flordia A&M, Monmouth dominated Bethune-Cookman. The 821-669 decision was their largest victory of the weekend at 152 pins.

Senior Haley Solberg averaged 175.40 pins in her five games en route to a 21st overall finish.

The Hawks went on to defeat two nationally-ranked opponents back to back. First, they edged No. 8 Delaware State 856-849 and then downed No. 11 North Carolina A&T by a score of 885-856.

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Women's Soccer Seasons Ends in NCAA Tournament

W Soccer 11.14.18Women’s Soccer was eliminated from their third straight season of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament play by a 2-0 loss to No. 11 Virginia in the first round on Friday night in Charlottesville, VA.

The defeat put an end to Monmouth’s 11-game winning streak which was their longest since the program put 17 straight in the win column between the seasons of 1994 and 1995.

The defense was lockdown on both sides for the majority of the game and especially in the first 25 minutes for the Hawks before allowing a 27th minute goal from six yards out to open the game’s scoring.

Despite conceding a first half goal, junior goalkeeper Amanda Knaub tied her single half saves record with eight saves in the first 45 minutes to keep the Blue and White in the game.

Knaub did not have to make a single save in the second half however as she only saw one shot on goal, which got by her in the 51st minute to extend the Cavaliers’ lead to 2-0 on an unassisted score.

The Hawks’ defense was the highlight of the game, especially the second half. They allowed just one shot on goal thanks to senior defender LeAnne Davis, who had two blocks in the match, as well as freshman midfielder Jill Conklin who had several crucial clears.

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Field Hockey Falls to William & Mary in Overtime

FH 11.14.18Fresh off of their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship win, Field Hockey fell just short of a victory in their National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament game against William & Mary by a score of 3-2 in Williamsburg, VA last Wednesday.

“I couldn’t be more proud of a team with the amount of dedication and belief they had in one another,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “I am proud of everyone on this team and what they accomplished this year and extremely honored to be their coach.” 

For the third time in program history, Monmouth made the trip to the NCAA Tournament and for the third time failed to advance, losing each game by one goal.

The Hawks were first to score when senior forward Kelly Hanna drove right up the middle of the defense with senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop right by her side. The New Zealand native worked her way down to the post and Hanna sent in a well-timed pass that Garden Bachop tucked in for the 1-0 lead.

The Tribe came storming right back as they blasted four shots off in a row, but were unable to connect on any.

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Upcoming Games 11-07-18

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Field Hockey at William & Mary
NCAA Tournament
Williamsburg, VA 1:00 p.m.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

Women's Soccer at #11 Virginia
NCAA Tournament
Klockner Stadium
Charlottesville, VA 7:00 p.m.

M/W Cross Country
NCAA Regional Championships
State College, PA 12:00 p.m.

Swimming vs Iona*
Steadman Natatorium
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Women's Basketball at East Carolina
Greenville, NC 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball at Colgate
Hamilton, NY 7:00 p.m.

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Swimming Earns Double Over Howard in Road Meet

F Swimming 11.07.18Men’s Swimming returned home from Emmitsburg, Maryland on Saturday with two wins, sweeping Mount St. Mary’s and Howard, while the women’s team was also victorious against Howard.

“The men were strong right from the start and never gave the opposition a chance on the scoreboard,” said Head Coach Matt Nunnally. “The women’s meet was close throughout coming down to the last relay. Overall, everyone showed a lot of fight and I am excited about what this type of performance can do for our confidence moving forward.”

The men won their match over Mount St. Mary’s by a score of 152.5-108.5 and dominated against Howard 173-95. The wins improved their record to 4-0 on the season.

Freshmen Callan Smith and Patrick McAllister lead the team with strong individual performances. Smith earned three first-place finishes in the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, and 200-meter backstroke. He now has eight first-place finishes this season.

McAllister claimed his third and fourth victories of the season in the 800-meter freestyle and the 100-meter backstroke.

Sophomore Dylan Barkhuizen helped the team to victory as well, achieving a win in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:11.84, his fifth of the season.

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MAILING ADDRESS
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Monmouth University
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