WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – A full 110 minutes were not enough to settle a scoreless draw between the Monmouth University women and American University at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn Sunday afternoon.
The Hawks (5-2-1) dictated the action throughout a majority of the match and were particularly strong in the first half. Monmouth outshout American (5-1-2), 7-0, in the first 45 minutes and earned three more corner kick opportunities.
Monmouth was unable to break through despite holding a 12-2 advantage in shots after regulation time. Goalkeeper Amanda Knaub made two saves, including a nice stop on Emily Smith in the 106th minute to preserve the shutout. It was her fourth shutout of the season and 24th of her career.
“To have to bounce back so quickly after such a terrific win Friday night was the challenge today,” Monmouth head coach Krissy Turner said. “For us to be a championship caliber team, we must find a way to put one in the back of the net on a day like today.”
The Hawks open Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play at Rider University Sunday at 6 p.m. (ESPN3).