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Thursday, November 08, 2007

MU women' s soccer downs LIU, 1-0. Will meet SHU in final.NEC women's soccer tournament/make predictions/comments/POLLS/post game comments here

Below mainly from the MU and NEC web sites..(more on the game and MU honors at the web sites!)

New POll!!!


Sophomore Alessandra (the Brick Flash!) DeTata nets lone goal of the game

Hawks to face Sacred Heart in the final. SHU topped CCSU, 2-1

Steve Edelson covered the game for the Press. Please check out his story in Saturday

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.- Monmouth University’s women’s soccer team advanced to the Northeast Conference Tournament Finals on Friday after dispatching Long Island University 1-0 on The Great Lawn.

The Hawks avenged last year’s 2-0 loss to the Blackbirds in the NEC finals, which was hosted on the campus of LIU. After a first half that featured little scoring opportunities, Monmouth sophomore Alessandra DeTada (Brick, N.J./Brick) tallied her second goal of the season when she headed in a ball that was volleyed to her by Second Team All-NEC selection Shannon Rogers (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) at the 58:34 mark of the contest.

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - The Monmouth University women’s soccer team, winners of the 2007 Northeast Conference regular season, placed four members on all-conference teams, as the postseason awards were announced at a banquet on the eve of the NEC Tournament. Senior Amy Hoyer (Chesterfield, N.J./Northern Burlington) was named the NEC Player of the Year, Monmouth’s second straight accolade, while head coach Krissy Turner earned her second straight, and third overall, NEC Coach of the Year honor.

Joining Hoyer on the all-league first team were classmate Brittani Heller (Newton, N.J./Newton), her second consecutive first-team accolade and sophomore Andrea Lopez (Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township), last year’s dual recipient of NEC Rookie and NEC Player of the Year. Sophomore Shannon Rogers (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) was named to the second team all-conference, her first postseason nod.


Monmouth, winners of the Northeast Conference regular season championship, earned the number one seed and the right to host the postseason on The Great Lawn, where the Hawks are 6-1-2 this year. This season’s title is the first for the Hawks since 2000 and marks the second straight year the Blue and White have advanced to the NEC Tournament. MU enters Sunday with an overall record 11-4-4, the second straight year the Hawks posted double-digit wins and topped the NEC standings with a 6-2-1 mark. The Hawks are led offensively by senior Amy Hoyer (five goals, four assists) and sophomore Andrea Lopez (four goals, four assists), while the defense has posted an 0.88 goals against average and eight shutouts. Freshman goalkeeper Lia Fierro has played in all 18 matches, allowing 16 goals. Monmouth faces number-four seed Long Island, which defeated the Hawks in last season’s NEC title game. Monmouth went 2-0-1 versus this year’s postseason field, earning home wins over Long Island (2-1 ot) and CCSU (2-1). The Hawks battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw at Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart (5-11-4, 4-2-3 NEC) rebounded from an 0-6 start, winning four of its last six to qualify for its seventh straight postseason appearance. Third year head coach Kim Banner has the Pioneers’ playing its best soccer of the season thanks in part to a rejuvenated Sacred Heart defense led by the reigning NEC Rookie of the Week, freshman goalkeeper Meghan Reichelt. The Selden, N.Y. native has five shutouts on the season, including shutouts in the Pioneers’ last four victories. Reichelt is joined on the backline by senior Alyssa Long, junior Janice Rodriguez and freshman Jasmine Rodriguez. Junior midfielder Britney Dupee and senior Allison Rojas headline the Pioneers offense, with Dupee ranking first on the team in goals and second in points. Rojas ranks in the top ten in the NEC in assists with three and is first on the team in points with seven.


• All four teams have previously captured NEC championships. CCSU has won a league-high six (1997-98, 2002-05), while Monmouth (1995-96) and Long Island (1999, 2006) have claimed two. Sacred Heart captured its NEC championship in 2001.
• CCSU and Sacred Heart are certainly familiar with one another. Friday’s semifinal will mark the fifth straight postseason in which the two teams have met. The Blue Devils have won all four meetings thus far, including two semifinal wins, 1-0 in 2002 and 2-0 in 2005, and two shootout wins in 2003 and 2004.
• Monmouth is 17-1-3 in its last 21 matches on the Great Lawn. The Hawks 17-game home unbeaten streak came to an end in its regular-season finale against Mount St. Mary’s on November 4.

All games on the Northeast Conference Tournament will be available on the Monmouth University Athletics Website through GameWatcher. Weather permitting, Monmouth Athletics will attempt to videostream all Hawks' matches during the postseason.


Blogger Tony Graham said...

This is a test...

9:00 PM, November 08, 2007  
Blogger Alvin said...

Congratulations to Amy Hoyer--NEC Player of the Year!!!!

1:15 PM, November 09, 2007  

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