The Monmouth University men will travel north for a matchup at Columbia University Tuesday.
After earning the 2-0 win over the University of Pennsylvania Sept. 1 and playing No. 14 West Virginia to a double extra scoreless draw, the Hawks were upended by UMBC in extratime Saturday, 2-1. Despite a go-ahead 49th minute goal by senior Jake Areman and eight saves from junior goalkeeper Bobby Edwards, UMBC tied the game in the 68th minute before scoring the golden goal in extratime.
The Hawks fell to 2-2-1 on the season, and will take on Columbia (1-0-2) for the sixth time in program history.
Columbia enters the match unbeaten through three games, earning the 1-0 win over Fordham University and tying the University of Massachusetts and No. 24 University of New Hampshire, 1-1.
Senior forward Arthur Bosua, sophomore midfielder Vana Markarian, and sophomore midfielder John Denis have scored one goal apiece with Bosua, Markarian, freshman defender Blake Willis, and junior midfielder Francisco Agrest adding assists. Goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira has played all 310 minutes this season, registering seven saves while surrendering two goals.
Monmouth owns a 4-1 series advantage with the Lions’ lone win coming last season. Monmouth’s David Nigro scored two goals with an assist and current Hawk Jake Areman added a goal with an assist as Columbia outlasted the Hawks, 4-3.
The series started in 2006, when Monmouth earned the 1-0 victory on the road en route to an Northeast Conference championship. The Hawks outscored Columbia 5-0 over the next three wins.