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Monday, April 23, 2007

MU women's Lacrosse update/from MU SID Greg Viscomi

Hawks begin defense of NEC crown Friday at the Mount vs. Sacred Heart

Head Coach Kelly McCardell earned her 25th win of her career against Quinnipiac on Friday. She achieved the feat in just 36 games, 11 fewer than her predecessor Sue Cowperthwait needed to reach the mark. Monmouth now moves to 12-0 all-time against Quinnipiac.

Monmouth locked up the second seed in the NEC Tournament after Friday’s win, and will compete in their ninth consecutive Northeast Conference Tournament.

Going into the weekend MU senior Katie Degen ranked fifth in points per game and 14th in goals per game and assists per game in the country. Monica Johnson was eighth in save percentage, stopping 53.5 percent of shots on goal. Johnson’s 406 saves is second in MU school history. Degen moved into third all-time on MU’s scoring list over the weekend. With at least one more game to play she has 230 career-points, four behind Jeanette Stott who is in second. Carolyn Raveia is sixth on the same list with 202 career-points.

Monmouth was one of four team’s with three different players scoring 30+ goals in the nation. Denver has four players with 30+ goals, while Monmouth, Northwestern and Drexel each have three players with at least that many scores. Monmouth’s three players are Megan Nutter, Degen and Raveia.

The Hawks, who will face Sacred Heart on Friday at 3:30, finished the regular season with a 13-4 record and a 7-1 conference mark.

The semi-final game will be a rematch of last year’s NEC Championship match, which the Hawks won by a score of 10-5. Earlier this season the Hawks defeated the Pioneers 11-8 at home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just realized that the Hawks have four players with 30+ goals (Ashley Waldman was left out) and it will be the 10th straight year MU has made the NEC Tournament. In those nine years MU has advanced to the championship game eight times.

11:20 AM, April 25, 2007  

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