No. 1 Monmouth University 3 | No. 4 Niagara University 0
MAAC Women’s Soccer Semifinal
Hesse Field on the Great Lawn | West Long Branch, NJ
No. 1 Monmouth University (15-3-1) scored three times inside the first 24 minutes, and that proved to be enough to edge No. 4 Niagara University (10-7-2), 3-0 and advance to the MAAC Women’s Soccer Championship Game Sunday at 5 p.m. The Hawks scored in the sixth, 11th, and 24th minutes.
• Monmouth advances to its third-straight championship game, which will be played on its home field.
• The Hawks also seek a third-straight title.
• Madie Gibson, Jill Conklin, and Jazlyn Moya scored in the first half. The goals were Gibson’s seventh, Conklin’s fourth, and Moya’s third of the season.
• Amanda Knaub moves to 6-0 in her career in MAAC Championship play.
• The win is the Hawks’ 10th-straight win, which is its longest win streak since 1996.
• Shania van Nuland made six stops in goal.
• Ashley Lofranco had three shots
• The Purple Eagles end the season with 10 wins; most since winning 11 in 2014.
No. 3 Siena College 2 | No. 2 Marist College 0
MAAC Women’s Soccer Semifinal
Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field | Poughkeepsie, NY
No. 3 Siena College (11-7-3) scored once in the first half and once in the second half to advance to the MAAC Women’s Soccer Championship Game on Sunday at 5 p.m. Siena’s 2-0 win over No. 2 Marist College (9-8-2) was the Saints’ third shutout in four games.
• Goalkeeper Taylor Dorado recorded her 20th career shutout and ninth this season; both are Siena records.
• Darby D’Angelo scored her second of the season in the 24th minute. Meghan Riccardi added her fourth of 2018 in the 63rd minute.
• Siena returns to the championship game for the first time since 2015 when it topped Manhattan to capture the MAAC Championship.
• The 2015 title was won at Monmouth; the site of Sunday’s championship game.
• The Saints also won the MAAC Championship back in 2010.
• Abigail Renaud made stopped six shots in goal for the Red Foxes.
• Marist fired 11 shots overall—eight after halftime—with four making it on frame. Jillian Colucci had a team-high three.
• The Red Foxes were seeking their first Women’s Soccer Championship Game appearance since 2012.
About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:
With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 38th year of competition during the 2018-19 academic year. Current Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University, and Siena College.
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