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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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Football Earns Homecoming Win over Campbell, 38-21

Football 10.24.18Football defeated the Campbell Fighting Camels 38-21 behind freshman running back Juwon Farri’s 239 rushing yards and two touchdowns to begin Big South conference play 1-0 on Homecoming Saturday afternoon.

“We are certainly happy with the win. When you get into conference play in the Big South there is not a lot of margin of error when there are only five conference games,” said Head Coach Kevin Callahan. “The goal is to be 1-0 each week. You can never look down the road because every team is tough, and we are just happy to come off the field with the victory and be 1-0 in conference and we will get ready for the next week.”

On the opening drive, Monmouth marched down the field but the possession stalled at Campbell’s 30 yard line. Junior kicker Matt Mosquera kicked a 47-yard field goal to give the Hawks the early 3-0 lead.

After a Campbell three and out, Monmouth went 70 yards in only three plays thanks to a 60-yard rush by Farri. A junior quarterback Kenji Bahar to senior wide receiver Reggie White Jr. touchdown from six yards out gave Monmouth the 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

On the next drive, Campbell answered with a 58-yard touchdown pass to get on the board. After two punts a piece by Monmouth and Campbell, the Fighting Camel’s looked to tie it on a field goal try but the attempt missed wide right.

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Women's Soccer Wins Regular Season Championship

W Soccer 10.24.18Women’s soccer secured first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), earning home field advantage for the semifinal of the MAAC Tournament with a 2-0 victory against Niagara at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The shutout extended Monmouth’s winning streak to eight consecutive games with just one left to be played in the regular season.

During that span, the Blue and White have dominated their opponents, outscoring them 24-2.

Wednesday’s matchup was off to a slow start in the first half as Monmouth outshout Niagara seven to one but was held off the scoreboard until the 30th minute.

Luckily for the Hawks, who have won 34 straight games when scoring first, junior forward Dana Scheriff was able to find the back of the net for the fifth time this season on an assist from junior midfielder Jessica Johnson to give Monmouth the 1-0 advantage.

Junior goalkeeper Amanda Knaub did not have to make one save during the first half, as she went on to earn her ninth shutout of the year and 29th for her career.

It was freshman midfielder Jill Conklin who was able to make Knaub’s job a little easier by giving Monmouth the 2-0 cushion with her third goal of the season in the 60th minute off of a corner kick. Monmouth’s insurance goal was the second in as many games for Conklin.

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Upcoming Games 10-10-18

Thursday. Oct. 11

MGOLF vs 18 Holes
Hawk Invitational
Deal Country Club
Deal. NJ 1:15 p.m.

Men's Tennis
ITA Northeast Regionals
Princeton, NJ

Friday, Oct. 12

M/W Cross-Country
Princeton Invitational
Princeton, NJ

WTEN at Lafayette
Easton, PA 4:00 p.m.

FH at Drexel
Philadelphia, PA 7:00 p.m.

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Women's Tennis Falls to UC Irvine in Home Match

W Tennis 10.10.18Women’s Tennis dropped a set of matches against both the University of California Irvine at the Outdoor Tennis Complex in West Long Branch and Providence College in the University of Rhode Island Invitational this past weekend.

On Friday morning, the Hawks hosted their fourth match of the season.

In their three prior home matches, Monmouth defeated the likes of St. Francis Brooklyn and Delaware State before dropping their most recent one to Wagner. Looking to rebound and finish up the home stretch strong, the Hawks were unable to prevail over UC Irvine as they fell by a score of 6-1.

In what was a rare matchup with UC Irvine, the Blue and White’s effort was headlined by the play of freshman Nicole Gasser. Gasser picked up the Hawks’ lone singles victory of the day by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

Outside of Gasser, seniors Alexandra Graff and Maria Ivanova, sophomores Chinonye Gabriel, Sydney DeNardo, and Rachel Rosenthal all dropped their respective singles matches.

Friday marked the first time that the two schools had ever faced each other in women’s tennis.

In doubles play, Monmouth was unable to get on the board with a victory. Gasser and her doubles teammate, Ivanova, dropped a 6-3 result in the first match.

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Field Hockey Outscores Opponents 16-2 in Home Stand

Field Hockey 10.10.18Field Hockey continued to roll with two home wins this past weekend, delivering a 10-0 performance on Friday against LIU Brooklyn and securing a 6-2 victory over Bryant on Sunday afternoon at So Sweet a Cat Field.

An offensive onslaught on Friday saw eight different Hawks score against Bryant. Senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop scored a hat trick in the win, earning her Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row.

“It does not mean too much to me,” said Garden Bachop. “As long as the team is performing well that is more important than any accolades.”

The Hawks were unstoppable, as both familiar and new names contributed in the win. Garden Bachop was the first to score four minutes into the game as she converted a penalty corner.

Senior midfielder Gab Girardi followed ten minutes later as she registered her first goal of the season. Sophomore forward Aly Perez found the back of the cage for her first career goal by scooping a loose ball and blasting through the five hole.

Freshman forward Annick Van Lange notched the fourth goal when she perfectly timed up a pass from senior forward Elyssa Okken to find twine. Garden Bachop netted her second of the day shortly after off of an assist from sophomore defender Hannah Schiavo.

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Men's Soccer Slides to Four-Game Losing Streak

M Soccer 10.10.18Men’s Soccer fell to Fairfield after the Stags scored two goals in a little over eight minutes to come from behind and win, 2-1, at Hesse Field on the Great Lawn last Wednesday night.

“It’s a little bit frustrating because we went up a goal, but to be fair, Fairfield I thought played quite well,” said Head Coach Robert McCourt. “They’re a well-coached team, a veteran team, and we’re just trying to find our way, so we just gotta stick together and keep fighting.”

In the nineteenth minute, Fairfield nearly opened the scoring when junior midfielder Diallo Simon-Ponte skied a header over the crossbar from point-blank range.

Ten minutes later, Monmouth took the lead against the run of play. A corner kick was swung into the box, headed towards the far post, headed back into the middle by freshman defender Michael Neff, and then headed into the back of the net by senior forward Luke Bromley.

Though the Stags pressed for an equalizer, the Hawks took the 1-0 lead into the second half.

Just moments after the break, Fairfield had an opportunity to level the score after a Monmouth handball in the box awarded the visitors a penalty kick.

Senior midfielder Diego Casielles stepped up for the Stags and fired a shot toward the bottom right corner, but freshman goalkeeper Sean Murray stretched to his left to make the save.

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Monmouth University
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