Photo Credit: Michael Franco

Monmouth women's soccer knocks off Stony Brook

Monmouth Women's Soccer and Stony Brook were battling it out in tough weather conditions with rain and wind as the Hawks won a close one 1-0 on Sunday. The Hawks improved to 9-2-1 on the season, while Stony Brook fell to 4-7-2. Coming into the match, the concern was how the players would do on the wet field, but they were fine for the most part as only a few of them slipped on the grass. The Seawolves got two yellow cards in the match which didn't help them but had chances to come back.

Stony Brook got three shots attempt early in the match against Monmouth, but Cassandra Coster made some great saves that could have been momentum changing goals for the Seawolves. They were dominating with the shots on goal in the first half, but Monmouth's defense was able to keep the Seawolves out of the goal.

Monmouth was able to force a penalty on Stony Brook late in the first half, which was a key turning point in the match. Junior defender Chloe Ferreira stepped up and buried the penalty to make it 1-0 at the 37:10 mark and they never looked back. Monmouth got a few more shot attempts but couldn't extend the lead before halftime.

Coster was lights out with 10 saves in the game against Stony Brook as she continued her strong season with her eighth clean sheet so far this season. The sophomore goalkeeper has been playing at a high level in 2022 as she has been putting together an All-Conference type campaign. Coster will be a name to watch out for with Monmouth as she makes the defense a better unit overall.

Monmouth are sitting in a great position to take home the CAA regular season title in its first season. Head coach Kylee Flynn has the Hawks playing at a high level right now as she has given the players confidence by coming up with great game plans against the opposing teams and surrounding herself with a fantastic coaching staff.

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Chloe Ferreira striking the ball against Stony Brook (Photo Credit: Mike Franco)

What's Next For Monmouth

Look for Monmouth women's soccer to build from this win as prepare for Hampton university on Thursday at 3:45 p.m.

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