NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.
- Behind senior Monique Plescia
's (Norwood, N.J./Northern Valley Regional-Old Tappan) fifth goal of the season, the Monmouth University women's soccer team earned a 1-1 draw at Iona in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action on Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks, now 10-1-1 overall, stand at 4-0-1 in the league, while the Gaels improve to 3-0-2 in MAAC play.
The Hawks broke into the scoring column in the 7th minute when Plescia corralled a loose ball in the box and notched her fifth goal of the year. On the play, classmate Dana Costello
(Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) fired a shot on frame that was stopped by Iona goalkeeper Trista Rivera, but Plescia settled the rebound, beat a defender and scored for the Blue & White.
Iona tied the game in the 87th minute of play as Kara Maguire netted a score off a feed from Alex Chinich.
"We did not play to our ability level today and then we got frustrated," stated head coach Krissy Turner
. "We had many chances to score and failed to convert them, but overall we could have executed better."
Monmouth outshot Iona 22-7 in the match, including an 11-2 edge in the second half and 4-1 advantage in the overtime sessions. Rivera made 12 saves for the Gaels, while fifth-year senior Ashley Lewis
(Freehold, N.J./Freehold Boro) made three stops for the Hawks.
Monmouth returns to action on Saturday, October 12, when the Hawks travel to Siena for a 1:00 p.m. MAAC match with the Saints.@MUWSoccer -- #FlyHawks