LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Monmouth University women opened Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a 1-0 loss to Rider University at Ben Cohen Field Sunday night.

The loss snapped Monmouth’s unbeaten streak of 13 consecutive conference opening matches (11-0-2).

Rider (5-2-1, 1-0-0) scored the lone goal on a corner opportunity in the 11th minute when Niamh Cashin’s header found the back of the goal. The service was sent into the far post and redirected back to Cashin by Meghan McCabe for the decisive header.

The Hawks (5-3-1, 0-1-0) finished the match with a 17-8 advantage in shots and an 8-2 corner kick margin.

“Tonight’s game was a typical conference matchup,” Monmouth head coach Krissy Tuner said. “We created some chances, but Rider finished and we were unable to convert.”

The loss snapped Monmouth’s unbeaten streak of 13 straight conference opening matches (11-0-2)

The Hawks return home to host Saint Peter’s Saturday at 6 p.m. The match will be broadcast on ESPN+ and prior to kickoff the Monmouth women’s soccer program will host an Alumni Reception at Wilson Hall beginning at 4 p.m.