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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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Cross-Country Participates in MAAC Championships

Cross Country 10.31.18Both the men’s and women’s cross-country squads participated in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship on Saturday at the Crossings at Colonie Park in Loudonville, NY, placing third and sixth respectively.

The Championship meet began with the men’s 8,000 meter (8K) run. Monmouth placed third out of an 11-team field, finishing behind only Siena and the eventual champion Iona.

Leading the way for the Hawks was senior Kyle Mueller. The distance runner finished in fourth place overall with a time of 25:19.3, setting a new personal-best at Colonie Park.

Behind Mueller was fellow senior Ryan Mitchell who finished in seventh place with a time of 25:37.7.

Following Mueller and Mitchell was junior Ryan Rafferty who finished in 19th place with a time of 26:00.3, sophomore Tim Euler in 28th at 26:13.3, and freshman Louis DiLaurenzio in 30th at 26:18.2, rounding out Monmouth’s top five.

“The men knew they had a chance to make history behind a nationally ranked program,” said Head Coach Joe Compagni. “We were one more big race away from second place but we are proud of their great finish.”

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Women's Soccer Ends Regular Season With 7-0 Win

W Soccer 10.31.18Women’s Soccer extended their nine-game winning streak, closing out the regular season with a dominating 7-0 Senior Night victory over Iona last Wednesday night at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn.

It was the senior forwards Alli DeLuca and Jazlyn Moya who ran the show on Senior Night, combining for five goals in their final regular season game as Monmouth Hawks.

It was a later start than usual for the Hawks offensively as it took the Blue and White until the 31st minute to get on the scoreboard via a long dribble and run from DeLuca who found the right side of the net.

Less than a minute into the second half, DeLuca continued her huge night with another goal from the top of the box, this time assisted by junior midfielder Lexie Palladino.

This was the first of a four-goal stretch for the Hawks in the first 15 minutes of the second half to break open the floodgates to a 5-0 lead.

Junior forward Dana Scheriff finished off a cross to make it 3-0 before Moya polished off back to back goals which were her first two of the season.

In the 63rd minute, DeLuca made it a career night finding the back of the net on a one timer from junior forward Madie Gibson to complete the first hat trick of her collegiate career.

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Upcoming Games 10-24-18

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Men's Soccer at Iona*
Mazzella Field
New Rochelle, NY 3:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs Iona*
Senior Night
Hesse Field on the Great Lawn
West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26

Men's Tennis at Army
Army Invite
West Point, NY TBA

Field Hockey at Lock Haven
Lock Haven, PA 3:00 p.m.

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Men's Soccer Sends off Seniors in Final Home Match

M Soccer 10.24.18Men’s soccer fell to Rider, 2-1, in their final home match of the season at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn on a Senior Night where they honored four graduating players.

“Our seniors have been fantastic leaders and great role models for our younger players,” said Head Coach Robert McCourt. “They’ve had amazing careers here at Monmouth University.”

Rider opened the scoring in the 18th minute when junior forward Clement Bourret scored inside the near post from a teammate’s cross.

Just before halftime, Monmouth was awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box, presenting them with a chance to equalize.

Junior midfielder George Akampeke stepped up to the spot and buried the ball into the back of the net to level the score. The goal was the Ghana native’s second of his career.

Freshman goalkeeper Sean Murray made five saves throughout as he tried to keep the Hawks in the game.

His efforts on Saturday night put him at a total of 79 saves on the season, which is ranked within the top five on a national scale.

In the 59th minute, Rider restored their lead which they would eventually hold onto for the rest of the match.

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Field Hockey Gains Fifth-Straight Regular Season Title

Field Hockey 10.24.18Field Hockey clinched the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Regular Season Championship for the fifth year in a row with a 2-0 win at Fairfield on Friday, securing home field advantage for the MAAC Championship in the process.

Senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop scored in the 24th minute to bring her season goal count to 14.

Freshman forward Annick van Lange buried an empty net insurance goal in the final minutes for her 8th goal of the season.

“I am extremely proud of our team and staff for completing one of our goals we set forth in preseason,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “We are excited to be back home on ‘The Cat’ and have a chance to host the conference championship in front of our fans.”

In what was a clash of two evenly-matched teams, Monmouth managed to hold an advantage of 13-5 on shots over Fairfield. Additionally, they generated eight penalty corners while holding Fairfield to a total of three.

The opening goal was a result of one of those penalty corners. A foul on Fairfield set the stage for an attempt by senior forward Kelly Hanna. Hanna passed to it junior defender Annie Deusch who fed Garden Bachop for the score.

Additionally, Garden Bachop was selected to participate in the Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Senior game.

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Monmouth University
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