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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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Field Hockey Beats Fairfield, Wins MAAC Tournament

Field Hockey 11.07.18Field Hockey secured their third Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship since joining the conference in 2013 on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win against Fairfield on home turf at So Sweet a Cat Field.

For the third straight year, Monmouth battled Fairfield or the MAAC title.

The visitors decisively played the better first half, outshooting the Hawks 11-3 and holding a 3-1 advantage in the corner department. However, the Stags were unable to capitalize on their shot advantage and both teams ended the first half in a scoreless deadlock.

The Hawks came out storming in the second half and looked like a completely different team. Monmouth played vigorously and it eventually paid off when sophomore midfielder Ireen Frenken scored the game’s opening goal off of a corner attempt that was assisted by junior midfielder Josephine Van der Hoop.

“I think that we had to adjust some things in the second half,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “We played a much more aggressive style of play. We get going with that style of play and we play our best hockey.”

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Football Holds Charleston Southern to Three Points

Football 11.07.18Football’s defense overpowered the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, defeating them 37-3 on Saturday afternoon. Monmouth had two 100-yard rushers and junior quarterback Kenji Bahar threw for three touchdowns.

“We are very happy with the win today. When we get into Big South play, we know each game holds significate importance and our focus is to go 1-0 that particular week,” said Head Coach Kevin Callahan.

“In that regard, we got the job done today but how we got the job done is the true story here. We knew going in we had to win the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and I think you saw just that today. From the defensive line to the front seven stand point, I think we completely dominated the line of scrimmage and controlled the run game and that made it easier to play the passes when they took their shots,” he said.

“Offensively, I think we leaned on them up front. We had two guys go over 100 yards rushing, we were able to pound the way and that opened up some throws and Kenji made some good throws for three scores. It was a total team effort and our team played to the very end,” said Callahan.

The game started off slow for both teams, with each of them unable to get points on their first two drives each.

Then late in the first, The Hawks went 62 yards down the field, 57 of which came on the ground. Monmouth ended the drive with an eight yard rushing touchdown by sophomore running back Pete Guerriero.

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Women's Soccer Wins Third-Straight Championship

W Soccer 11.07.18Women’s Soccer won their third-straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship with an emphatic 7-1 victory over Siena at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn on Sunday night.

“The MAAC Championship is the goal every season so that’s the expectation for our program,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. “A terrific regular season capped off by an amazing championship weekend. I am super proud of this team.”

Junior forward Madie Gibson opened the championship’s scoring with her eighth goal of the season after converting a penalty kick in the 16th minute.

Junior midfielder Lexie Palladino scored the only other goal of the first half on a cross from junior forward Dana Scheriff, who finished with two assists on the day.

It was freshman defender Jesi Rossman who helped the Hawks pull away in the second half with two headed goals of her own within the first five minutes. Both goals were assisted on corner kicks from Gibson who finished the MAAC Tournament with two goals and two assists in just two games.

Seniors Alli DeLuca and Jazlyn Moya also got involved in the second half with back to back goals as the Hawks scored four times within the first fifteen minutes.

Siena did pull one back in the 73rd minute, but Monmouth cancelled it out just 65 seconds later.

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Upcoming Games 10-31-18

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Men's Soccer at Quinnipiac*
Hamden, CT 1:00 p.m.

Thurday, Nov. 1

Women's Soccer vs Niagara*
MAAC Tournament Semifinal
Hesse Field on the Great Lawn
West Long Branch, NJ 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2

Women's Bowling
Track Kat Klash
Houston, TX TBA

Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart*
MAAC Tournament Semifinal
So Sweet a Cat Field
West Long Branch, NJ 2:00 p.m.

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Men's and Women's Swimming Split in Home Opener

Swimming 10.31.18Men’s Swimming took home a win in their home opener while the women’s team fell short against Fairfield on Saturday afternoon at Steadman Natatorium.

“Overall the team performed at a high level today,” said Head Coach Matt Nunnally. “I am encouraged by the positive progress the team is making. It is a direct reflection on the work being done during the week.”

The men won 191-67 and with the win improve to an overall record of 2-0 on the season.

Monmouth was led by strong individual performances from freshman Callan Smith, who contributed with two first place finishes in the 200-yard relay and freshman Dylan Barkhuizen who won two races in the 400-yard as well.

The women’s team lost 172-90, slipping to 1-1 on the season.

Freshman Camryn McHugh stood out, winning three races for the second week in a row as she continues to impress in her freshman year.

Monmouth’s men won first place in the 400-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. Smith, Barkhuizen, junior Austin D’Angelo, and  freshman Valance Washington won the 400 medley and Smith, Washington, sophomore Ethan Lucas, and junior Patrick McAllister combined for the win in the 200 free.

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Football Extends Win Streak to Four at Presbyterian

Football 10.31.18Football improved to 2-0 in conference play as they defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose 24-14 on Saturday afternoon as Head Coach Kevin Callahan earned his 150th career victory.

“Really happy to come down here and get the win, this is our first win at Presbyterian, a place that has been historically difficult for us to win at,” Callahan said. “I have to give our kids a lot of credit for battling and coming up with some key plays, especially late. There were some times early on where we struggled to find a rhythm offensively but fortunately our defense was playing very well and kept us in the game right until the very end.”

On Monmouth’s opening drive, the Hawks went 28 yards on eight plays to get it to the Presbyterian 32.

Junior kicker Matt Mosquera nailed the 49-yard field goal to make it 3-0 early in the first. The field goal was a career-long for Mosquera, who was named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.

The defense for both sides forced both teams to go scoreless for the rest of the first half with the halftime score being 3-0 in favor of the Hawks.

In the second half, Presbyterian took the lead on the first touchdown of the game, a 41-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to make it 7-3 Blue Hose early in the third quarter.

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Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
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Monmouth University
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