WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Junior Luke Bromley headed home a corner kick from senior Jake Areman in the 71st minute as the Monmouth University men took down preseason Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference favorite Quinnipiac University on Saturday night, 1-0.
The Hawks (6-9-2, 3-5-1) needed to win to keep their postseason hopes alive, but an Iona College draw with Canisius College eliminated Monmouth from contention for the conference tournament. Quinnipiac dropped to 6-9-1, 5-4-0.
Senior goalkeeper Chris Seager made his first start of the season and earned his first career win, making two saves and swiping dangerous balls on multiple occasions. The goal was Bromley’s second of the season, and Areman picked up his team-leading fourth assist of the season. Monmouth is 5-1-1 at home this season.
Despite being eliminated from the postseason, the Hawks will play one more regular season game when they host Niagara University Wednesday.
“The team fought hard tonight and showed a lot of heart,” Monmouth coach Robert McCourt said. “We were fatigued at times, but continued to fight through adversity. This is a really good group of guys.”