Monmouth drops Seton Hall 1-0Date: September 3, 2018
By Michael Daly
After scoring early in the first half, Monmouth was able to hold on to beat Seton Hall 1-0.
Coming into tonight’s action, the Seton Hall Pirates sat at 2-2-1 and the Hawks sported a record of 3-2 on the season so far. This Labor Day contest was tightly contested throughout and the only offense in the game came in the 18th minute when Madie Gibson of Monmouth scored a goal from an assist by Alli Deluca.
Defense was key in this game as only a total of 15 shots were attempted. Five of Monmouth’s eight shots were on goal. Seton Hall only had one shot on goal despite the seven attempted shots.
Pirate Goalkeeper Anna Maclean had an impressive night as she directed traffic and subdued the Hawks’ offensive attack for majority of the night. Maclean managed to have four saves in the contest and kept her team in the game until the final whistle blew in the 90th minute. Coach Rick Stainton was extremely complimentary of his goalie when he said that “Anna did a terrific job tonight of running into the clusters are punching the ball away. She really allowed us to remain in the game.”
Stainton, when speaking on adjustments that have to be made for next game said that “It gives us time to get everyone healthy and back, and we must go back to the drawing board in terms of our offensive attack and finding ways to manage the ball properly.”
With the loss, Seton Hall dips below to .500 on the season with a record of 2-3-1, and will have a chance to improve that record on September 13th against UMass Lowell.
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