WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.
- The Monmouth University women's soccer team remained unbeaten in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action on Saturday night behind a 2-0 victory over Fairfield University on The Great Lawn. The Hawks, now 4-0 in MAAC play, improved to 10-1 overall behind goals from freshman Alexis McTamney
(Bordentown, N.J./Bordentown Regional) and junior Alexa Freguletti
"Tonight was a terrific team win," said head coach Krissy Turner
. "Defensively, we were able to minimize Fairfield's opportunities, which allowed us to secure our eighth shutout."
The Hawks got on the scoreboard in the 28th minute when freshman Julie Spracklin
(Eastampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) sent a long pass to a streaking McTamney down the left side of the field. McTamney, who beat two defenders with the dribble, fired a low-liner into the far corner for the 1-0 lead. McTamney, who increased her team-leading totals in goals to eight and points to 21, registered her fourth game-winner of the year.
Fairfield (6-5-1, 2-1-1 MAAC) nearly knotted the match at 1-1 with 12 minutes remaining in the half as a Stag headed a corner kick service on frame, but it was nodded away by sophomore back Monique Goncalves
(Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) off the line.
The Blue & White doubled the score in the 56th minute when senior Dana Costello
(Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) was taken down in the box and Monmouth was awarded a penalty kick, which Freguletti deposited into the bottom left corner.
Monmouth outshot Fairfield 9-7 in the match, forcing Kathleen Early to make two saves, while fifth-year senior Ashley Lewis
(Freehold, N.J./Freehold Boro) made three saves en route to her seventh shutout of the season and the eighth for the side.
The Hawks, now 7-0 at home this season, have won five straight matches, outscoring their opponents 12-1, with four shutouts over that stretch.
Monmouth returns to action on Wednesday, October 9, when the Hawks travel to Iona College for a MAAC contest at 3:00 p.m.@MUWSoccer -- #FlyHawks