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Friday, October 05, 2007

Women's soccer wins a thriller/ MU women soccer vs. LIU Friday/Make post game comments

MU (4-2-3) hosting LIU (4-4-1). MU hoped to avenge only two NEC defeats of 2006, one in the NEC final.

Rookie nets first career goal with 2:36 left in second overtime period (from the MU web site)

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.- After erasing an early one-goal deficit, Monmouth University’s women’s soccer team improved to 5-2-3 overall with a 2-1 double overtime win over defending conference champions Long Island University, Friday on The Great Lawn.

Monmouth netted the game-tying goal midway through the second half, then continued to dominate on the offensive side of the net well into the overtime periods. After a scoreless first overtime, Monmouth freshman Jackie Grodotzke (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) netted her first career goal to knock off LIU with 2:36 remaining in the half. Fellow freshman Ali Kliment (Florence, N.J./Pennington School) beat an Blackbird defender on the right side, sending the ball over to Joni DeMoor (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Valley) who headed it to Grodotzke. The rookie midfielder then drilled the ball from 20 yards out sneaking the ball in the inside right post.

“It was a terrific team effort,” said Monmouth Head Coach Krissy Turner. “To battle back from the 1-0 deficit in the first half shows a lot about the character of the team.”


Anonymous Jim said...

Why wasn't this story covered in the Press on Saturday?? As you know this was a replay of last year's NEC championship game which the lady hawks lost 1-0.

10:15 AM, October 07, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...


I have no idea. I spoke via phone with the sports editor that evening about that very game.

All I can say is that in the normal hectic developments of a local football Friday probably was overlooked.

Shouldn't happen but it did.

10:38 AM, October 07, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

By the way - the men's story didn't make it Sunday either.

I'll talk with my boss Monday....the editor who was in Saturday, I do not believe was on the MU SID e-mail list.

11:05 AM, October 07, 2007  
Anonymous Jim said...

Thank you for your response regarding the men's & women's soccer programs at MU. I sincerely hope the Press will cover them both better going forward. As we all know, they have so far started off with some great wins against some really good teams! They both desire good press coverage!

9:55 PM, October 07, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...


Upon "further review" it appeared the e-mails may not have gotten though to the Press for whatever reason....Sometimes the Press e-mails go down, and that can be a problem to be sure...

Hey - how about that surging field hockey team!!

10:16 PM, October 07, 2007  

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