MONMOUTH FIELD HOCKEY TOPS VILLANOVA, 3-1
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ– Behind a pair of goals from senior Georgia Garden Bachop and another from classmate Kelly Hanna, the Monmouth University field hockey team snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating visiting Villanova, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at So Sweet A Cat Field. The Hawks (3-5) jumped on the Wildcats (3-4) in the fourth minute of the game as freshman Annick van Lange'sattempt towards cage was tipped in front by Garden Bachop and trickled across the goaline to give the Blue and White a lead it would never relinquish. Hanna knocked in her own rebound nine minutes later to put MU ahead by two, but Villanova cut the lead in half on a tip in front by Lydia Sydnor in the 26th minute. Eight minutes later, sophomore Meg de Lange sprung Garden Bachop in transition and the senior sent a shot that rocketed off the far post and into the netting to cap off the scoring. NOTES & QUOTES "It's great to be off the road and back at home. I thought our attacking mentality in the first half was fantastic; we were able to be really dangerous up there. We are looking to string the midfield and defensive lines together to really hold possession and keep it in that attacking end for the next couple games."– Head Coach Carli Figlio - The Hawks have won 23 straight regular season games on their home turf dating back to the 2015 season. - Monmouth earned its fifth-straight victory over the Wildcats. MU is now 6-9 all-time against Villanova. - The Hawks' 17 shot attempts ties a season-high (Ohio). - Georgia Garden Bachop notched her second and third goals of the season. - Garden Bachop registered her third career multi-goal game. - Annick van Lange recorded her second assist of the year. - Kelly Hanna posted her team-leading fourth goal of the season. - Meg de Lange recorded her first career assist. - Gab Girardi started her 60th career game in the midfield. NUMBERS CRUNCH - Monmouth outshot Villanova, 17-10, with nine of those shots reaching cage. - Wildcats earned eight attacking corners, while the Hawks attempted five. - Five different Hawks registered a shot, all at least two attempts, led by Garden Bachop with eight. - Sophomore goalkeeper Gabi Millan made a pair of saves in the victory. Her counterpart, Erika Miller, recorded five saves in just of 65 minutes of play, while Catie Ebner chipped in with a defensive save. NEXT UP Monmouth returns to action next weekend with a pair of home games. On Friday, September 21st, the Hawks will welcome in future America East foe, Vermont, for a 4 p.m. game, before hosting Bucknell on Sunday, September 23rd at 1 p.m. The game against the Catamounts, will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.