RALEIGH, N.C. – The Monmouth University women battled No. 20 North Carolina State to a scoreless draw through regulation and a first extratime period, but the Wolfpack prevailed with a goal in the 103rd minute to defeat the Hawks, 1-0, at Dail Soccer Stadium Monday night.
The home side broke the deadlock less than three minutes into the second period when Kristina Schuster took a pass at the top of the Monmouth penalty area, sidestepped a defender and scored into the upper right corner past goalkeeper Amanda Knaub.
Knaub finished with five saves as the Hawks fell to 1-1-0. N.C. State improved to 2-0-0.
The Hawks had their chances to score in the match, including two attempts that struck the crossbar, one in each half, by senior forward Alli DeLuca.
“We had a game plan. The team followed it and we competed at a high level,” Monmouth head coach Krissy Turner said. “It was a disappointing result as we had some terrific chances in front of goal. We will continue to improve and next time the result will be different.”
The Hawks return home to host Bucknell University Friday at 7 p.m.