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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

MU Women's Soccer nears top seed in NECs, tops CCSU 2-1

Below from the MU web site..more info there..

The Monmouth University women’s soccer team scored two half goals, and held on for a 2-1 victory over Central Connecticut State, on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Conference action. Monmouth, playing its third game in five days, improved to 6-1-1 in the NEC to remain atop the league standings, and 10-3-4 overall on the season. CCSU falls to 8-7-1 and 5-2 in the league.

Monmouth got on the board at 12:59 when senior Brittani Heller (Newton, N.J./Newton) sent a free kick into the box from the left wing. Playing the ball over the top of the defense, Heller found sophomore Shannon Rogers (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) in the box for the one-timer, which beat CCSU goalkeeper Caity Casey for the 1-0 lead.

The Hawks went ahead 2-0 in the 18th minute when Heller beat Casey into the left netting off an indirect feed from classmate Amy Hoyer (Chesterfield, N.J./Northern Burlington) at the top of the 18. CCSU set up the indirect opportunity as Casey played a back pass with her hands.

CCSU trimmed the lead in half in the 88th minute.

Monmouth, which is now 6-0-2 at home this season, returns to action on Sunday, November 4 when the Hawks host Mount St. Mary’s at 1 p.m., in their regular season finale. With a win in the finale, Monmouth would clinch the top seed in the upcoming NEC Tournament and earn the right to host the event on The Great Lawn.


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