Amanda Knaub recorded her ninth shutout of the season. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth)

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Monmouth University women scored once in each half to upend Niagara University, 2-0, at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn Wednesday morning.

Monmouth (13-3-2, 8-1-0), which won its eighth game in a row, secured the top seed in this season’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament and at least a share of the conference regular season title.

The Hawks solved the Niagara defense in the 30th minute when Dana Scheriff ran onto a diagonal ball from Jessica Johnson and put it past goalkeeper Sabrina Locas. A half hour later when Jill Conklin volleyed in a corner kick to increase Monmouth’s cushion to two goals over Niagara (8-6-2, 4-5-2).

Goalkeeper Amanda Knaub was credited with one save for her ninth shutout this season.

“We are very excited to secure the No. 1 seed for the upcoming tournament with one game remaining,” head coach Krissy Turner said. “To get another shutout against a dangerous attacking team in Niagara is a great accomplishment.”

The Hawks close the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. when they host Iona College on Senior Night.