Monmouth goalkeeper Amanda Knaub extended her shutout streak to six games. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth SID)
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The Monmouth University women won their fifth consecutive game as they defeated Iona College, 2-0, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Association game at Mazzella Field Wednesday afternoon.
The Hawks (8-2-2, 5-0-0) also recorded their sixth consecutive shutout as Iona fell to 1-10-2, 0-4-1.
Monmouth also extended three sizable streaks. The Jersey schools is unbeaten in 10 consecutive conference road games (9-0-1), undefeated in nine straight matches overall (8-0-1) and unblemished in 19 consecutive MAAC matches (18-0-1). The Hawks have outscored their opponents 61-6 during the MAAC streak.
“Earning another shutout is a great accomplishment, but our lack of focus in front of goal must improve,” Monmouth head coach Krissy Turner said. “We created many good opportunities but did not finish, which is very frustrating.”
Monmouth broke through in the 15th minute off a set piece. Madie Gibson’s inswinging corner kick to the far post was met by LeAnne Davis’ head as Monmouth took a 1-0 lead.
Gibson factored in Monmouth’s second goal as well, by drawing a penalty kick less than three minutes after Davis’ goal. Senior Konstantinides converted by beating goalkeeper Tiffany Martinez.
Monmouth outshot Iona 28-2, and forced Martinez to make 12 saves. On the other end, Amanda Knaub made one stop and extended her shutout streak to six games.
Monmouth returns to Hesse Field on The Great Lawn when it hosts Manhattan College on Senior Night Saturday at 7 p.m.