WOMEN’S SOCCER EARNS FOURTH STRAIGHT VICTORY
FINAL SCORE Monmouth 2 (9-3-1, 4-1-0 MAAC) Canisius 0 (4-5-2, 1-3-1 MAAC) BUFFALO – Alli DeLuca scored in the opening minutes and the Monmouth University women's soccer team never looked back in a 2-0 road win over Canisius on Wednesday afternoon at Demske Sports Complex. DeLuca's goal was the result of a shot from 20 yards out that skipped off the turf and through Canisius keeper Alana Rossi. The Hawks added a second tally early in the second half when Jess Johnson ran down the center of the field before sending a through ball to Madie Gibson. Gibson took the feed at the top of the penalty area and sent a right-footed shot into the low corner of the goal. Monmouth keeper Amanda Knaub finished with three saves in the shutout win. NOTES & QUOTES "This was a good result for us after we faced a lot of adversity with our travel yesterday. I am very proud of the team for how they handled themselves in earning another shutout and getting three points on the road." – Head Coach Krissy Turner - The Hawks hit the crossbar twice during the contest. - Monmouth improved its six-year MAAC record to 48-4-3. - Monmouth leads the all-time series against Canisius 8-1-0, including four consecutive victories. - The Hawks own a 5-2-0 record in road games this year. - Monmouth has won 30 straight games when scoring the first goal of the game. - Monmouth used the same starting lineup for the fourth consecutive match. - The Hawks have won four straight games and have outscored their opponents 13-0 during the winning streak. NUMBERS CRUNCH - Alli DeLuca scored her fifth goal of 2018 and the 13th goal of her career. She scored a goal in the second minute against Canisius for the second straight year. - DeLuca's goal was Monmouth's fastest since Rachelle Ross scored 1:10 into a game against Quinnipiac on Sept. 30, 2017. - DeLuca's goal ties her with Lexie Palladino for the team lead. - Palladino earned an assist on DeLuca's goal. She has 13 points on the season and 26 for her career. - Palladino has registered a point in four consecutive games, the longest streak of her career. - Madie Gibson netted her fourth goal of the year and the 23rd goal of her career. She now has 11 points in 2018 and 67 career points, which ranks 15th in Monmouth history. - In three career games against Canisius, Gibson has eight points on three goals and two assists. - Jess Johnson had the assist on Gibson's goal, the second assist of her season and third of her career. - Goalkeeper Amanda Knaub totaled three saves and earned her seventh shutout of the season. Knaub now has 27 shutouts in her career. - Monmouth outshot Canisius 21-6 in the game, including a 10-3 advantage in shots on goal. - Monmouth took five corner kicks and did not concede one. - Monmouth has totaled at least 25 shots in three consecutive matches. NEXT UP The Hawks return home to host Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn. Opening kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN3.