The Monmouth University men will compete in one last non-conference match when they host Hartford on The Great Lawn (2-3-2) Wednesday night.
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the game was postponed due to impending weather conditions.
The Hawks (2-4-1) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak after dropping games to 2014 College Cup participant UMBC, defending Ivy League champion Columbia, and No. 25 UMass Lowell. Five out of Monmouth’s seven games this season have been decided by one goal, with the others being a 0-0 overtime draw at No. 14 West Virginia and a 2-0 win at home against Penn. Following Wednesday’s match, Monmouth’s next match will open Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play at Rider University Sept. 27.
Monmouth has won games against Marist and St. Francis Brooklyn and have tied Saint Joseph’s and Iona.
Hartford’s three losses have come against Holy Cross, Yale and Dartmouth. Eight players have registered a point this season, led by freshman forward Rasmus Karlsson with three points on a goal and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Alexis Triadis leads the team with two assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton has started all seven games, giving up six goals (0.80 GAA) while producing 22 saves with two shutouts. Hartford has battled through 16 yellow cards and three red cards in seven games.
Hartford enjoys the slight advantage in the all-time series at 2-1-1. The series began in 1985, and the teams played to a 1-1 draw last season. Jalil Blalock scored the equalizer in the 29th minute off a David Nigro assist. Making his second career start in net, Chris Seager made a career-high four saves.
Six Monmouth players have scored goals in 2017, including Jake Areman, Andy Martinez, Colin Stripling, Geoffrey Schaefer, Zachary Pereira and Anes Mrkulic. Areman has added two assists to lead the team with four points, while John Antunes has two assists.