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Upcoming Games 04-17-19

Wednesday, April 17

Men's Tennis vs Marist
West Long Branch, NJ 2:30 p.m.

Softball at Lafayette (Doubleheader)
Easton, PA 3:00 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs Manhattan
West Long Branch, NJ 3:00 p.m.

Baseball at Columbia
New York, NY 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 19

Baseball at Fairfield
Fairfield, CT 12:00 p.m.

Men's and Women's Track & Field
Larry Ellis Invitational
Princeton, NJ TBA

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Men's Lacrosse Stays in Playoff Hunt with Home Win

MLAX 4.17.19After earning just one win through their first eight games of the season, Men’s Lacrosse has now won their last two, most recently with an 11-6 victory over Manhattan at Kessler Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The win kept Monmouth’s season alive, as a loss would have eliminated them from a chance at qualifying for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament.

“I am really proud of our effort,” said Head Coach Brian Fisher. “Our team showed toughness and grit and we battled adversity this week with some injuries to key guys. We played with great energy today and it was probably our best performance of the year. Hopefully we can keep it going.”

With 10:44 on the clock, sophomore midfielder Casey Kimmel opened the scoring for Monmouth with a powerful strike from long distance as the hosts edged their way in front.

Manhattan, however, answered with four-straight goals to take a comfortable lead.

Monmouth responded even more emphatically, going on a 7-0 run to lead 8-4 with 8:05 left in the third quarter.

The visitors would break the scoring streak with a goal at the 5:01 mark, but the Hawks scored another three to add some space to their lead before the Jaspers scored the final goal of the game with 4:29 left to go in the fourth.

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Softball Dominates on the Road in 4-0 Weekend

SB 4.17.19Softball earned four wins on the road this weekend while competing in doubleheaders against Manhattan and Saint Peter’s, respectively, as sophomore pitcher Alyssa Irons clinched third place for most wins in program history in a single season with 20.

On Saturday, the Hawks traveled up to Riverdale, NY to play a doubleheader against Manhattan. Both games were won by Monmouth; first 3-1 and then 4-3. Irons went the distance in the circle for both wins, only allowing three runs to be earned by Manhattan in the 14 combined innings.

In game one, Monmouth got on the board quickly as a result of a sacrifice fly ball hit by sophomore catcher Erika Coreth in the top of the second inning, allowing junior utility player Amanda Hopeck to score. Manhattan senior infielder Kat Prevo hit an RBI, tying the game up 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning.

Neither team scored again until the Hawks took the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Junior first baseman Kayla Rosado hit a single out to right field, bringing freshman infielder and outfielder Lindsey Baron home to score. Sophomore outfielder Katie Harrington doubled to left field, allowing fellow sophomore outfielder Morgan Maziarz to come home and chalk up the final run of the game.

Game two began slowly, with neither team making their way onto the scoreboard until the top of the fourth inning, when Monmouth scored two runs. The first run was due to junior outfielder Amber Wozniak hitting a single to center field, resulting in Maziarz scoring and putting the Hawks on the board. The second run occurred two batters later, with Harrington hitting a single and getting Hopeck to run home to make the score 2-0.

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Women's Lacrosse Rebounds From Losing Slide

WLAX 4.17.19Women’s Lacrosse cruised past Canisius, 16-6, on Saturday afternoon at Kessler Stadium, improving the Hawks to a 10-5 record on the season and a 4-2 record in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play.

After a heartbreaking loss to conference leader Fairfield last Wednesday by a close score of 13-12, the Hawks were able to bounce back with a dominant performance all around this past weekend.

“I think we needed to come out and show who we are, we needed a game and a day like this,” said Head Coach Jordan Trautman. “I’m really proud of the effort on both sides of the field but this is what we have been waiting for. We’ve been talking about taking moments and taking opportunities and that’s what they did today.”

Leading the Hawks’ offense were sophomore attacker Caroline Bleck and junior midfielder Rachel Mills, who each had career games. Bleck recorded eight points on four goals and four assists while Mills netted five goals. Mills has been playing exceptionally well as of late as she has scored nine goals in her last two games.

“My team has been doing a great job of passing the ball around and creating space for each other and I think that’s been really helpful,” said Mills. “I think those two losses we had really motivated us to come out strong today and finish the regular season strong.” Mills filled up just about every portion of the stat sheet in Saturday’s contest as she caused two turnovers, three draw controls, and two ground balls to go along with her goals.

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Baseball Wins Crucial Home Series Versus Niagara

BB 4.17.19Baseball completed a phenomenal week of play beating the University of Pennsylvania on the road before taking two of three from Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent Niagara over the weekend in West Long Branch.

It was the Quakers of Penn who got on the board first in Wednesday’s single game set, scoring three runs in the first two innings off Monmouth’s senior left-handed pitcher Kyle Ajjan.

The Hawks’ bats responded in a massive way the next inning, erasing a three-run deficit in a hurry and turning it into a three-run lead after scoring six in the top half of the third.

Fifth year center fielder Kyle Norman got the inning rolling with a single to left field that plated two runs to get the Blue and White back within one.

Then it was senior catcher Clay Koniencki who drove in the game-tying run on an opposite field single to right, scoring junior shortstop Danny Long.

Sophomore first baseman Nick Campana, junior right fielder JP Walsh, and sophomore designated hitter Sean McHugh each followed up in the inning with run-scoring hits of their own, helping MU jump out to the 6-3 lead.

The Monmouth bullpen helped close the door on the Quakers the rest of the way, throwing 6.1 quality innings of relief while only allowing one run to secure the 8-5 non-conference victory.

Sophomore left-hander Evan Ferris led the strong relief effort, going 4.2 innings allowing just one run while earning his first career win.

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Upcoming Games 04-10-19

Wednesday, April 10

Baseball at Penn
Philadelphia, PA 3:00 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse at Fairfield
Fairfield, CT 3:00 p.m.

Softball at Columbia
New York, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs Wagner
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 12

Men's Tennis vs Marist
West Long Branch, NJ 2:00 p.m.

M/W Track & Field
Coach P Invitational
Bethlehem, PA 3:00 p.m.

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Baseball Gets Swept by Marist Despite Close Games

BBBaseball battled all weekend long despite coming up with the short end of the stick, getting swept in a three-game series at home against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponent Marist.

The series began with a double-header on Saturday as the Hawks sent sophomore Dan Klepchick to the mound for the first game where he went 6.2 innings allowing nine hits and five earned runs while striking out five.

The Blue and White were the first team to get on the scoreboard however thanks to a first inning run-scoring single by senior designated hitter Clay Koniencki who went 3-3 in the game with two RBIs and three walks.

The Red Foxes bounced back strong with four runs combined in the third, fourth, and fifth innings turning a one run deficit into a three run, 4-1 advantage.

Monmouth continued to claw back as their hottest bat all season long, junior catcher Zach Schild drove in their second run in the fifth on a single to right field.

The Hawks then rallied back to score three runs in the seventh to tie the game at five a piece. Junior right fielder JP Walsh led the charge with an RBI double to left field scoring one, and then both Schild and Koniencki followed him up by putting the ball in play to drive in crucial runs.

Nine innings were not enough to decide the series opener as it would take eleven innings thanks to stellar relief pitching from freshman Mason Miller and junior Regan Dombroski. Marist finally pushed the eventual game-winning run across in the top half of the eleventh resulting in a 6-5 final.

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Softball Wins Three of Four in Doubleheaders

SB 04.10.18Another week, another impressive performance by sophomore pitcher Alyssa Irons, and three more wins added to Softball’s record as the Hawks competed in two doubleheaders at home to Quinnipiac and away to Rider, respectively.

In game one against Quinnipiac, Irons pitched a complete game with only one hit. She was one strike away from this being her second no-hitter of the season as she went on to earn Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Pitcher of the Week honors for the fourth time this season.

With the help of Irons and some strong offense, Monmouth was able to shut out Quinnipiac 3-0.

The three runs scored by the Hawks all took place in the bottom of the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. The first run was a result of sophomore catcher Erika Coreth hitting a single to right center field, allowing sophomore outfielder Katie Harrington to cross home plate after hitting a triple of her own prior. Junior outfielder Amber Wozniak crossed home plate next to increase the Hawks’ score from 1-0 to 2-0. Junior infielder Deangie Jimenez hit a single up the left side of the field, advancing junior utilities Amanda Hopeck to second, junior first baseman Kayla Rosado to third, and Wozniak home.

The last and final run scored in the game took place in the bottom of the sixth inning. Rosado was able to score due to a fielding error made by Quinnipiac’s right fielder off of Hopeck’s hit.

In game two of the doubleheader, there was a bit more action from both teams. It ended up being a close 4-3 game, with Monmouth coming out victorious yet again. Quinnipiac took the lead after scoring three runs in the top of the second inning when up against sophomore pitcher Lilly Robles. However, these were the only runs the Bobcats would score all game.

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Women's Lacrosse Loses Five Game Winning Streak

W LAX 04.10.19Women’s Lacrosse was defeated by Siena, 13-11, on Saturday afternoon at Kessler Stadium, snapping their five-game winning streak and slipping to an overall record of 9-4 on the season and 3-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play.

Monmouth got out to a 6-5 lead going into halftime but then gave up a total of eight goals in the second half.

 Siena scored three unanswered goals at the start of the second half to take an 8-6 lead but junior midfielder Rachel Mills then tallied two straight goals to even up the score with 18:23 remaining in the contest.

After trading goals up until the 11:29 mark, sophomore attacker Caroline Bleck netted her lone goal of the game to tie it up at 10-10.

The game was tied until 4:45 when Siena scored the go-ahead goal. They then followed that up with another to make the score 12-10 with only 2:45 remaining in the game.

Junior midfielder Chloe Novak scored with 37 seconds left on the clock to cut the deficit to one, but the Hawks were unable to regain possession of the ball and ultimately gave up the final goal of the game with one second remaining resulting in their defeat.

Saturday’s contest marked the first time Siena beat Monmouth in history as the Blue and White were 7-0 all-time against the Saints going into the game.

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Men's Tennis Enjoys Tenth-Straight Victory

M Tennis 04.10.19Men’s Tennis extended their winning streak to ten with two 7-0 sweeps of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) opponents Fairfield and Siena, respectively, on the road last weekend as they move to 3-0 in conference play.

“The important thing is to always keep up the same intensity during every match,” said senior Nicola Pipoli. “I always tell the guys, ‘if you have to give the opponent 6-0 6-0, you do it.’ Never bring your level down to your opponent’s level.”

The squad began their winning weekend on Saturday at noon where they defeated Fairfield without losing a single individual matchup.

In singles, senior Srdjan Jakovljevic began with two 6-4 wins.

Pipoli won his singles matches, 6-2 and 6-4 before junior Max Benaim swept his opponent with two 6-0 wins.

Sophomore Will Cooke Wharton defeated his opponent 6-3 and 7-6, and junior Sergio Martinez was victorious 6-2 and 6-0.

Senior Alberto Giuffrida finished up singles with 6-1 and 6-2 victories.

In doubles, Pipoli and Cooke Wharton combined to win their matchup 6-4 while Benaim and Martinez won theirs in a clean sweep of 6-0.

Jakovljevic and Giuffrida closed out the match with a 7-5 win.

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Upcoming Games 04-03-19

Wednesday, April 3

Softball vs Delaware
West Long Branch, NJ 2:00 p.m.

Baseball vs Princeton
West Long Branch, NJ 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 4

M/W Track & Field
Colonial Relays
Williamsburg, VA TBA

Friday, April 5

M/W Track & Field
Sam Howell Invitational
Princeton, NJ TBA

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Contact Information

CAMPUS LOCATION
The Outlook
Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication
and Instructional Technology (CCIT)
Room 260, 2nd floor

MAILING ADDRESS
The Outlook
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey
07764

Phone: (732) 571-3481 | Fax: (732) 263-5151
Email: outlook@monmouth.edu