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Thursday, November 15, 2007

MU Men's and Women's soccer

For more on the game specifics please go to the MU and or NEC web sites...

NEC Men's soccer championbships hosted by Monmouth University

Friday, November 16

#1 Monmouth (12-4-2, 7-2 NEC) vs.
#4 CCSU (6-8-3, 4-3-2 NEC), 11:00 am

#2 Saint Francis (PA) (8-8-2, 6-2-1 NEC) vs.
#3 Sacred Heart (10-7-1, 6-3 NEC), 1:30 pm

Sunday, November 18, 12:00 pm

Below from the NEC web site

2007 Head to Head Matchups
Monmouth (2-1) • Saint Francis (PA) (1-2) • Sacred Heart (2-1) • CCSU (1-2)

Sacred Heart 1, CCSU 0 (2 OT) • Fairfield, CT • October 7
Sacred Heart 1, Saint Francis (PA) 0 • Loretto, PA • October 14
Saint Francis (PA) 1, CCSU 0 • New Britain, CT • October 19
Monmouth 1, Sacred Heart 0 • Fairfield, CT • October 21
CCSU 2, Monmouth 0 • West Long Branch, NJ • October 26
Monmouth 3, Saint Francis (PA) 2 (OT) • Loretto, PA • November 4

• Monmouth is the only team in the field to have captured an NEC Tournament title, winning it all in 1990 and 2006.
• All-time NEC Tournament records: Monmouth (7-7), Saint Francis (PA) (1-1-1), Sacred Heart (0-1), CCSU (1-3-1)
• The NEC Tournament host has won only once in the last six years (Monmouth in 2006).
• Monmouth is 15-2-4 over its last 21 home matches.
• In the six regular season matches between teams participating in the tournament, five were decided by one goal and two went to overtime.
• Monmouth enjoyed a two-week stay at the top of the NSCAA North Atlantic region rankings (October 23 & 30).

In the NCAAS, MU women (12-4-4) at No. 6 in the nation Penn State (16-3-2) at 5 p.m. Friday

Below is highlights of my story for Friday Press


Friday marks a first for the Monmouth University women's soccer team and a homecoming for Monmouth assistant coach Bonnie Young.

""It's going to be very, very much the same but coming from a different bench,'' said Young, a former honorable mention All-America at Penn State who the Hawks face 5 p.m. in an opening game of the 2007 NCAA College Cup at University Park, Pa.

The game marks the first appearance in the field of 64 for Northeast Conference Tournament champion Monmouth (12-4-4). Hofstra (17-3-0) and Ohio State (12-9-1) are the other two teams in the bracket.

Big 10 regular season champion Penn State (16-3-2) is the number-one seed in the Region and the number-six ranked team in the country.

The Monmouth attack usually revolves around NEC Player of the Year Amy Hoyer and sophomore forward Andrea Lopez (Ocean Township), the 2006 NEC Player and Rookie of the Year.

Hoyer and Lopez lead Monmouth with five goals apiece. Lopez connected for last Sunday's game-winner vs. Sacred Heart.[PARA]

Sheree Gray, a Toms River High School South graduate, is a junior midfielder for the Nitanny Lions.

Sophomore Katie Schopefer leads Penn State with 14 goals and senior Aubrey Aden-Buie has 10.

Today's winners meet in the second round 1 p.m. Sunday at Penn State.


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