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Football Defeats Wagner with Late Touchdown

Football 10.03.18Tied at 47 with 1:14 left, senior wide receiver Reggie White Jr. scored the game-winning 84-yard touchdown which set the program record 213 career receptions to send football past the Wagner Seahawks 54-47 on Saturday afternoon.

“[The game-winning touchdown] was huge. Darnell Leslie told me that I was going to break the record on a TD,” White Jr. said. “I was running down the field and he called it. As soon as I scored and pointed right to him. [Pete] Righi and Juwon [Farri] had huge blocks. They opened it up for me and I just ran the rest of the way. Without them that play wouldn’t have happened.”

After being down 47-32 with 12:49 left in the game, Monmouth scored on three straight touchdown drives to finish the 15 point comeback.

On the opening drive for Wagner, a botched snap traveled 20 yards backwards to their own end zone which resulted in a safety. After a Monmouth interception on the next drive, Wagner scored three straight passing touchdowns to make the score 21-2 midway through the second.

The Hawks answered with three straight scoring drives of their own. First was a junior quarterback Kenji Bahar to White Jr. five-yard touchdown pass. After a three and out by the Seahawks, sophomore running back Pete Guerriero scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown. After another Wagner three and out, Bahar scored on a 68-yard rushing touchdown after breaking a few tackles along the way, giving Monmouth the 22-21 lead.

“I made two moves and I was still up and I was like ‘I might score’ and I just ran to the end zone,” Bahar said. “There was a good block by Juwon [Farri] and Lonnie [Moore].”

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Upcoming Games 09-26-2018

Thursday, Sept. 27

WTEN vs Delaware State
Outdoor Tennis Complex
West Long Branch, NJ 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28

MTEN vs TBA
Joe Hunt Invitational
Annapolis, MD TBA

FH at Rider*
Lawrenceville, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29

WGOLF at First Round
Hartford Invitational
Wintonbury Hills Golf Course
Bloomfield, CT 8:00 a.m.

M/W Cross-Country
Paul Short Run
Bethlehem, PA 9:30 a.m..

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Football Overpowered Princeton on the Road

Football 09.26.18Football was defeated by the Princeton Tigers, 51-9, in the inaugural matchup between the two teams on Powers Field at Princeton Stadium on Saturday night, dropping their record to 2-2 on the season.

“There obviously weren’t a lot of positives out there tonight for us,” Head Coach Kevin Callahan said. “When you play a good football team you need to do things right. We have a long way to go, we have a lot to work on.”

On the first play from scrimmage, sophomore running back Pete Guerriero took off for a 71-yard rush before being tackled inside the Tigers’ red zone. Princeton’s defense forced Monmouth to kick a 27-yard field goal by junior kicker Matt Mosquera to give the Hawks a 3-0 lead.

Princeton answered with back-to-back touchdown drives and the Tigers took a 14-3 lead late in the first quarter.

In the final drive of the first quarter, Monmouth went down the field and scored six after a junior quarterback Kenji Bahar to senior wide receiver Vinny Grasso 37-yard touchdown pass. The two-point conversion after was incomplete, leaving the score at 14-9 in favor of the hosts.

Princeton shutout the Hawks for the rest of the game.

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Women's Soccer Blows Past Saint Peter's, 9-0

W Soccer 09.26.18Women’s soccer put their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) victory of the season in the books on Saturday night with a dominating 9-0 offensive outpour over Saint Peter’s at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn.

“This was a terrific team performance tonight,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner after her milestone 250th career win. “Unselfish play all over the field created numerous scoring chances for us.”

It was junior forward Madie Gibson who led the charge yet again for the Hawks with two goals, extending her streak against conference foe Saint Peter’s to a perfect three for three with four goals in three games. Gibson finished the night with five points to make it an immense 65 for her career, with 22 goals and 21 assists. Her performance earned her MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Both of Gibson’s goals came in the first half along with two more from junior midfielder Lexie Palladino in the span of just two minutes. Freshman forward A’Liah Moore scored her first career goal with an overhead kick in the 41st minute as the ball was bouncing in the box to help give the Blue and White an insurmountable 5-0 advantage going into halftime. For Palladino, Saturday’s outburst brought her season total to four goals and nine points. She now sits at eight goals and 22 points for her career.

Senior forward Alli DeLuca kept the momentum rolling in the second half with her fourth goal of the season from 20 yards out off of an assist from junior midfielder Esther Wellman. Wellman kept her big night going with her first goal of the season in the 80th minute to extend Monmouth’s lead to eight goals.

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Men's and Women's Cross-Country Win Home Meet

Cross Country 09.26.18Both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams came away with victories at the 2nd Annual Henry Mercer Monmouth Invitational on Saturday morning at Holmdel Park, a meet that both teams have won on numerous occasions in their history.

The men began the morning by dominating a five-mile run. Leading the way were seniors Ryan Mitchell and Kyle Mueller, who finished first and second respectively. A half of a second was all that separated the two as Mitchell finished with a time of 27:02.80 and Mueller with a time of 27:03.10. The victory for Mitchell was the first of his collegiate career.

Sophomore Tim Euler came in third place overall and freshman Louis DiLaurenzio finished behind him to round out not only what was the Hawks’ top four racers, but the top four participants in the meet.

Historically, the men have dominated this home invitational. It was their 14th victory all-time at Saturday’s meet and fifth in the last six years.

 The course features a hilly terrain designed to challenge participants. Head Coach Joe Compagni was pleased with the way his runners handled the level of precision that the course calls for. “The men did a nice job of running under control and being decisive today,” he said.

Following the men’s five-mile run was the women’s 5K. The Blue and White were led by graduate student Christiana Rutkowski, who won her third 5K of the season on Saturday. She finished with a time of 19:04.87.

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Last-Minute Goal Adds to Field Hockey's Home Streak

F Hockey 09.26.18Field Hockey continued to roll this weekend at home, handing future America East Conference foe Vermont a 3-1 loss and staging a second half comeback on Sunday to beat Bucknell, 3-2.

“I thought we had some real moments of great hockey,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “What we are really hoping to do is string those moments together.”

Twenty-seven minutes of scoreless field hockey was interrupted on Friday when senior forward Kelly Hanna intercepted a pass over the middle and hit senior forward Georgia Garden Bachop with a perfectly placed pass. Bachop timed the pass up and buried the ball into the net to put the Hawks up one. Monmouth would carry that 1-0 advantage into the half. 

Hanna scored the second goal of the game in the 40th minute when freshman defender Lotte Boom turned a defensive play into an offensive chance. Boom came away with the ball after a defensive tackle and made a pinpoint pass to Hanna at the top of the circle. Hanna did not waste the opportunity and put the Hawks up two.

Vermont made it interesting by finding twine in the 49th minute to bring themselves within one. Bachop quickly added an insurance goal a minute later off of an assist from senior forward Elyssa Okken. The Hawks tightened up the defense from there and walked off with a 3-1 win.

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Upcoming Games 09-19-18

Friday, Sept. 21

WTEN at Rider
Lawrenceville, NJ 3:00 p.m.

FH vs Vermont
So Sweet a Cat Field
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22

MXC at 24th Annual Henry
Mercer Monmouth Invitational
Holmdel, NJ 9:45 a.m.

WXC at 24th Annual Henry
Mercer Monmouth Invitational
Holmdel, NJ 10:30 a.m.

WTEN vs St. Francis Brooklyn
Outdoor Tennis Complex
West Long Branch, NJ 12:00 p.m.

FB at Princeton
Powers Field at Princeton Stadium
Princeton, NJ 4:30 p.m.

WSOC vs Saint Peter’s
Hesse Field on The Great Lawn
West Long Branch, NJ 6:00 p.m.

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Women's Soccer Falls to Rider in Conference Opener

W Soccer 09.19.18Women’s soccer played their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game of the season away to Rider on Sunday at Ben Cohen Field where they were defeated by a goal to nil.

“Tonight’s game was a typical conference matchup,” said Head Coach Krissy Turner. “We created some chances, but Rider finished and we were unable to convert.”

The only goal scored in the game was the result of a corner kick in the 11th minute that was sent into the box by Rider junior midfielder Valeria Pascuet. The cross found senior defender Meghan McCabe at the far left post, who rose above her marker to head the ball back across goal. Freshman defender Niamh Cashin was there for the tap-in to give the Broncs the early advantage. The goal was the first of Cashin’s career.

The Hawks outshot the Broncs 17-8 during the game, including an 8-5 shots on goal advantage.

Freshman defender Jesi Rossman and junior midfielder Lexie Palladino both led the team with five shots each as they searched for a reply to Rider’s early goal. Two out of the five shots on target were executed by Rossman, while the other three came from Palladino. Monmouth also won eight corner kicks compared to Rider’s two.

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Football Hangs on to Beat Lafayette

Football 09.19.18After the defense gave up zero points in the second half, football came back to defeat the Lafayette Leopards 24-20.

“The defense did a good job in the second half, we knew we had a good plan in place and we needed just to execute it,” Head Coach Kevin Callahan said. “I have to give credit to the defense for what they were able to do in the second half.”

After going into the half down 20-15, the Hawks score retook the lead on the last play of the third quarter. Sophomore running back Pete Guerriero scored on a 43 yard rushing touchdown to make it 21-20. MU’s two point conversion after the touchdown was unsuccessful. Junior kicker Matt Mosquera added a 27 yard field goal midway through the second to make it the eventual score of 24-20.

In the first quarter, the Hawks and Leopards traded touchdowns, first was a junior quarterback Kenji Bahar to Guerriero 12-yard touchdown pass. The point after was unsuccessful after a botched snap. On the impending kickoff, Lafayette returned it 95 yards for the score to make it 7-6 Leopards.

The Leopards expanded their lead late in the first, scoring on a five-yard touchdown pass. The point after was blocked by junior defensive lineman Adam Kakar, leaving the score at 13-6.

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Men's Soccer Edged by Columbia, 1-0

M Soccer 09.19.18Men’s soccer was defeated by Columbia on Friday night at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn after they were unable to reply to an early goal, dropping their record on the season down to 1-4-1.

“I thought, to be fair, we were a little bit flat tonight,” said Head Coach Robert McCourt. “We’ve got so many new guys in the group that I feel like right now they’re a little bit concerned about playing not to lose instead of playing to win, and that’s the difference in the mentality of a winning group.”

Freshman goalkeeper Sean Murray was tested early on with a shot from close range, but he was able to make his first of four saves to keep it out.

Columbia scored the match’s lone goal just past the ten-minute mark. Senior forward Dylan Mott received a pass with his back to goal, turned on the defender, and fired past Murray to put the visitors in front.

The Ivy-Leaguers continued to put on the pressure as they searched for a second goal. Senior forward Kynan Rocks had a shot blocked in the box and then sophomore midfielder Avi Eller hit the crossbar from point-blank range.

With less than five minutes to go in the first half, Monmouth came inches away from equalizing. Sophomore midfielder Chris Scheuerman launched a curling effort from outside of the box with his right foot that looked like it was going to fly into the top right corner. The shot was tipped over the bar by senior goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira in what was his only save of the match.

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Field Hockey Ends Losing Streak with Home Win

F Hockey 09.19.18Field Hockey responded to a Friday afternoon loss at No. 5 Princeton with a convincing 3-1 triumph over Villanova at So Sweet a Cat Field on Sunday, bumping their record up to 3-5 on the season.

After taking Big Ten teams Michigan State and No. 7 Michigan to double overtime and overtime the previous weekend, the Hawks travelled to Princeton on Friday. The match was their third time facing a nationally-ranked opponent this season including Aug. 24’s loss to No. 18 Saint Joseph’s.

Taking on its second-straight top ten ranked opponent, Monmouth played as well as could be expected. Princeton jumped to an early 2-0 lead due to two penalty corners in the opening half while simultaneously shutting down all of the Hawks attempts to score.

The Tigers carried that momentum into the second half by quickly adding a third goal. Freshman forward Natalie McNamara got the Hawks on the board in the 45th minute off of an assist from sophomore midfielder Ireen Frenken. Princeton scored their final goal twenty minutes later and walked away with a 4-1 victory.

A bright spot in the day for Monmouth was their improved play in the second half. After getting outshot 11-2 in the first, the Hawks closed the gap to 9-6 in the second.

“There were some moments of great hockey today against a very talented Princeton team,” said Head Coach Carli Figlio. “We need to look to hold possession and be consistent in our approach to each game. We look forward to being back home beginning Sunday.”

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