WOMEN'S SOCCER TOPS SAINT PETER'S 3-0
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The Monmouth University women's soccer team ran its current unbeaten streak to 10 matches behind its 3-0 victory at Saint Peter's in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action on Wednesday afternoon. Monmouth, which tallied a goal just 25 seconds into the match, improves to 14-1-1 overall and 8-0-1 in league play, ensuring the Hawks at least a share of the regular season championship in their first year in the MAAC, as well as the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MAAC Women's Soccer Championships.
Highlighted by its 12th team shutout, Monmouth got a goal and assist each from freshman Julie Spracklin (Eastampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) and sophomore Brianne Boyle (Hazlet, N.J./Raritan), while junior goalkeeper Jocelyn McCoy (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) earned her first win in net for the Blue & White.
“We received excellent contributions from our midfield as far as the scoring column goes and our entire roster secured the No. 1 seed for us today,” stated head coach Krissy Turner.
The Hawks, who outshot Saint Peter's 15-0 in the match, got on the scoreboard at :25 when Spracklin tallied her fourth career goal off a feed from senior Dana Costello (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial). Spracklin's goal was the fastest Monmouth score to open a match since Erin Bayley notched a goal :41 seconds into a match versus Robert Morris (10/20/02) off an assist from Valerie Leininger.
Monmouth took a 2-0 lead in the 25th minute when Boyle netted her second tally of the season.
The Hawks pushed their advantage to 3-0 just :48 seconds into the second stanza when Boyle and Spracklin were credited with assists on junior Breynn Collazo's (Wall, N.J./Wall) second goal of the year.
McCoy, making her first start of the year, made no saves in net for the Hawks, registering her first clean sheet of the season, and the 12th of her career. Monmouth, which entered the match ranked 4th in the nation in shutout percentage and goals-against-average, decreased its GAA to 0.37, and has not allowed a goal in the last 383:58 minutes.
Monmouth returns to action on Saturday, October 26, when the Hawks travel to Quinnipiac University for a 1:00 p.m. match.
Monmouth's fastest goals:
0:25 (10/23/13): Julie Spracklin at Saint Peter's
0:41 (10/20/02): Erin Bayley vs. Robert Morris
0:45 (11/07/03): Kate Sands vs. CCSU (NEC Semifinals)
0:58 (08/31/08): Joni DeMoor at Rider
Costello's 27 career assist ties her for second place all-time at Monmouth in assists with Justina DeLisa (1986-90).
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