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Women's Soccer Clinches the MAAC

WSOC 10.30.19Women’s soccer secured their seventh straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) regular season title after defeating Rider with a 4-0 shutout on Saturday afternoon at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn.

This win marks the longest streak of regular season titles in MAAC history. The team is currently in the midst of an impressive ten game winning streak, where they have outscored their opponents 34-2. In the all-time series against Rider, Monmouth leads 13-4-3.

Saturday’s game was off to a thrilling start as junior defender Sarina Jones scored her first career goal, the eventual game-winner in the ninth minute. This goal followed a notable 30-yard run from the defender.

“Sarina was one of the top scorers in high school as a senior in the state of New Jersey,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. “She has an attacking presence. She gets forward really well out of the back. That’s her first collegiate goal and to come today to help us secure the regular season title is huge.”

The second goal of the game came just 15 minutes later from senior midfielder Lexie Palladino. This goal is Palladino’s 19th career goal, which helped her reach 50 career points. She has eight goals for the season with 17 points, ranking highest for the Lady Hawks. The goal was assisted by fifth year forward Madie Gibson.

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Upcoming Games 10-23-19

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Men's Soccer vs Quinnipiac
West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25

Women's Bowling vs Caldwell
Caldwell Cougar Classic
Rockaway, NJ TBA

Men's Swimming vs Montclair State
South Orange, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Field Hockey at UMass Lowell
Lowell, MA 7:00 p.m.

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Women's Soccer Wins 9th Straight

WSOC 10.23.19The Monmouth University women’s soccer team absolutely dominated their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponents this past week beating Iona on Wednesday and Niagara on Saturday by a combined 9-0 total.

On Wednesday the blue and white kicked off their week with a road win as fifth year forward Madie Gibson began the scoring with a 17th minute goal for her fifth of the season. This was the lone goal of the first half as the Hawks would prove to be much more efficient offensively after the intermission.

MU compiled four goals in the second half starting with senior midfielder Jess Johnson’s free kick 30 minutes out of the locker-room. Then senior forward Dana Scheriff found the back of the net seven minutes after to make it an insurmountable 3-0 advantage.

Sophomore forwards Alexis Marino and A’Liah Moore each added goals to the Monmouth cushion late in the second half resulting in the 5-0 final score.

“Our ability to stay focused and prepared on the road is clearly a strength of this group,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. “It is exciting to see a variety of players score goals for us and another shutout is a credit to our defenders and goalkeeper Amanda Knaub.”

From here the Hawks jumped out to an early start and easily sailed to a 4-0 shutout over Niagara this past Saturday afternoon.

There’s been a pattern as Scheriff started out the scoring for the Hawks 13 minutes into the game, with the assist from sophomore forward Lauren Karabin. Scheriff used the skills off of her left foot to ultimately bury the ball in the back of the net. This goal was Scheriff’s fifth on the season and her 14th career goal.

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Field Hockey Goes 2-0, Clinching Postseason Berth

FH 10.23.19Field Hockey put together a strong week of play as they defeated Albany 1-0 in the second overtime on Friday then notched another win against Columbia at home on Sunday, defeating them 2-1 in a shootout.

With the Hawks win against Albany, it is the first time in program history they defeated a ranked opponent as Albany was ranked 22 at the time. Also, with this win, Monmouth clinched a spot in the American East Championship which will be held on Nov. 7 through Nov.9 and will be hosted by the highest seed in the tournament. This is the first time they will play in this tournament and the 15th time in program history the Hawks clinched a postseason berth.

In the conference matchup, it was all defense as the score was knotted up at zero throughout regular time. The game was even on the stat sheet during the first half as the Hawks held a slight edge in both shots, 6-5 and corners, 5-4

The game was still scoreless by the time the second half started. The Hawks began the second OT with a player-up advantage and capitalized on it quick. Just seconds into the second overtime freshman forward Yasmin Pratt sent a cross to her teammate senior midfielder Josephine van der Hoop who found the back of the cage to send the Hawks home with their first overtime win of the season.

“I am so, so proud of the girls. We have overcome a lot this season in the sense of learning from a lot of our mistakes early on in the year,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “This was our first overtime win of the season and I am so proud of the effort and the overall mindset going into this game. I would love to see us continue to climb.”

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Men's Soccer Shows Promising Youth in Losses

MSOC 10.23.19Men’s soccer lost to Saint Peter’s 4-1 at home on Wednesday Oct. 16 before losing to Fairfield University 3-1 in Connecticut on Oct. 19. With the losses, Monmouth falls to 1-10-2, with a record of 1-2-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

On Wednesday against Saint Peter’s the Peacocks capitalized on three second half goals to result in the three-point margin of victory. The only goal of the game for the blue and white came from freshman forward Ben Zakowski who scored his third goal in three consecutive games fresh off of being named the MAAC Rookie of the Week last week.

“Full credit to Saint Peter’s,” said Head Coach Robert McCourt. “They were very good in the second half and deserved the win. We will rally up and get ready for Fairfield.”

On Saturday, the Fairfield Stags jumped out to an early lead after Diallo Simon-Ponte scored the first goal of the game in the 38th minute. A short time after that, Fairfield scored another goal in the 46th minute. The goal was scored by Santiago Gonzalez and both goals came off an assist from Joseph Lozowski.

Monmouth had some shots early but were not able to take advantage. They totaled four shots in the first 15 minutes of the game. Junior forward Sebastian Rodriguez came close to giving Monmouth an early 1-0 lead, but his header hit the crossbar and missed.

After trailing 2-0, Monmouth got on the board in the 76th minute of the game. Sophomore defenseman Liam McGregor, a local kid who went to high school at Middletown North, scored the first goal of his Monmouth soccer career. For McGregor, this was just his 12th game as a Hawk. His only shot on goal against Farifield was a successful one.

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Football Prevails 49-28 in Homecoming Shootout

FB 10.23.19Monmouth football bulldozed over the Runnin’ Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb in their Homecoming game on Saturday at Kessler Stadium by a score of 49-28 led by Big South Offensive Player of the Week, fifth year quarterback Kenji Bahar.

Bahar, the Preseason Big South Offensive Player of the Year, converted 20 of his 26 passes on the afternoon compiling 327 yards through the air and three total touchdowns. He leads the entire league in total offense, passing yards, and completion percentage while also being just seven yards shy of passing former Hawk Brian Boland for most passing yards in program history.

“When the offensive line did as well as they did today, it’s kind of easy,” said Bahar. “Kudos to the line, when you have a line that’s protecting you, you can make plays, go through your reads and hit guys on the outside like the ones to Lonnie (Moore IV) and Terrance (Greene Jr.).”

Bahar led a Hawks offense that totaled seven touchdowns on the day and 599 yards total with 237 coming through the air and 272 on the ground.

Junior wide receiver Terrance Greene Jr. was Bahar’s go-to-guy on Saturday hauling in a career-best eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns both coming in the first half of play.

His first touchdown kicked off the game’s scoring on MU’s first drive as Bahar took a shot downfield to Greene Jr. for a 42-yard touchdown following a fourth down conversion for the 7-0 lead.

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Upcoming Games 10-16-19

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Women's Soccer at Iona
New Rochelle, NY 3:00 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs Saint Peter's
West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Men's Tennis at TBA
Northeast Regional Championships
Phiadelphia, PA 3:00 TBA

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#23 Field Hockey Wins at Home

FH 10.16.19Sophomore forward Annick Van Lange, recently named National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFCHA) and America East Offensive Player of the Week proved to be a force as she registered a pair of goals in Friday’s win against Maine. So Sweet A Cat field hosted its 5th win for the Hawks this season as they continue to roll through conference play.

Right from the beginning, four minutes in, the Hawks took control with a corner strike from junior Ireen Frenken, this game being her fourth in a row scoring a goal. This will be her fifth registered goal of the season as she makes her place known as an offensive force. A mere 13 seconds later, Maine answered with a goal to tie the game up, but this was no match for Van Lange.

Van Lange was able to get her stick on the ball twice and into the back of the net within a short nine-minute span in order for the Hawks to take the lead going into the second half. These would make up Van Lange’s 21 career goals and her 12 on the season. Grauate student midfielder Stefanie Bigler got her name on the scoreboard with the final goal for the Hawks, sending a shot inside the far post off of a broken corner play.

Bigler is making a statement this year as this is her third goal of the season, and her fourth overall in her career. The Hawks have outscored their opponents 14-4 during their three-game winning streak and also improved to a 4-2 record since they have been nationally ranked.

There are also some other names that should not go unnoticed as junior defender Hannah Schavio added one assist to the board and freshman midfielder Aylin Aufenacker added two. Kate O’ Hogan also posted her 17th career win in goal and made two saves that were crucial towards the win.

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Football Shuts Out First Conference Rival

FB 10.16.19Monmouth football put a nearly flawless performance together in their first Big South matchup of the season, dominating visiting Presbyterian on Saturday 45-0 at Kessler Stadium in Long Branch. 

It was the fifth-year quarterback Kenji Bahar who led the way yet again for the blue and white despite getting pulled in the second half due to the massive lead. Bahar compiled 233 total passing yards while converting 16 of 23 passes for three touchdowns.

Bahar’s favorite target remained the same as it has been all year long, junior wide receiver Lonnie Moore IV hauled in six receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown fresh off of his game-winning touchdown last week at Wagner. His touchdown kick started the Hawks’ scoring early in the first quarter in the back corner of the endzone as he got one foot down for the 14-yard score.

Moore IV’s career-best season so far is becoming shockingly similar to Monmouth record-breaker Reggie White Jr.’s 2018 campaign which he was asked about after the game.

“One of the reasons why I actually came to Monmouth was because of Reggie. I took a visit here and he was the person who showed me around,” said Moore IV. “He just showed me the steps and being able to be behind guys like him was able to teach me a lot on and off the field. It’s a big testimony to those guys who set the standard for us.”

Among the players this season who are helping to fill the void of White Jr.’s departure are also junior and senior running backs Pete Guerrero and Devell Jones who each had huge games in Saturday’s victory. Guerrero ran for 83 total yards on 11 carries while breaking a 48-yard game changing touchdown run early in the first quarter to give Monmouth the 14-0 lead. This was also the longest run of the season for the starting running back.

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Women's Soccer Extends Winning Streak to Seven

WSOC 10.16.19The Monmouth University women’s soccer team is now on a seven game winning streak after adding two shutout wins against Siena College and Canisius College this week. The Hawks won 1-0 against Siena in double overtime this past Wednesday, Oct. 9 and then had a 6-0 victory over Canisius on Saturday, Oct. 12.

On Wednesday, the Hawks travelled up to Landonville, New York to compete against Siena College for a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at Siena Field.

Although Monmouth controlled the possession for the majority of the game, the first goal was not scored until double overtime at the 100 minute mark. Senior midfielder Lexie Palladino was assisted by junior defender Sarina Jones, who ran down the sideline to set up Palladino to take her shot. Palladino’s goal was her fifth of the season and ultimately the game-winning goal of the match, this was her fifth-game winning goal of her career.

Prior to the game-winner, Monmouth attempted scoring throughout the match. Senior forward Dana Scheriff attempted two shots on goal that almost broke the tie, but they were both unsuccessful. Likewise, fifth year forward Madie Gibson generated an opportunity in around the 74th minute of the match, but the attempt was thwarted by Siena goalie, senior Taylor Dorado.

“We have been on the road for so many matches this season,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. “I credit our team for their resiliency to approach each match. It feels great to get the result as it was well deserved.”

Later in the week, the Hawks welcomed the Canisius College Golden Griffins to The Great Lawn for another MAAC match.

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Men's Soccer Gains First Win and MAAC Honors

MSOC 10.16.19Men’s soccer is coming off an impressive week against two conference rivals as they defeated Siena on the Great Lawn 2-1 on Wednesday for their first win of the season and tied with Rider 2-2 on the road on Saturday.

The Hawks earned their first win of the season against their conference rival Siena in a close game. Siena showcased strong offense right out of the gate as they recorded the first two shots on goal of the game which were both recorded in the first 16 minutes of the contest. Sophomore goalkeeper Sean Murray was able to make saves on both shots.

Monmouth scored their first goal of the game in the 40th minute off a header from freshman forward Ben Zakowski. This was Zakowski’s first goal of his career and assisting on the goal was junior midfielder Santo Arena and freshman defenseman Pablo Fonseca.

Zakowski scored two goals on the week which was a strong enough performance to earn him Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Week. Arena on the other hand finished the week with a team-leading five points which named him the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Near the end of the first half Siena sent another shot that was on goal, but Murray was able to make a save to conserve the lead heading into halftime.

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