Goalkeeper Amanda Knaub recorded her 31st career shutout for Monmouth. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth SID)
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – In their first road game of the season, the Monmouth University women played Lehigh University to a scoreless draw at Ulrich Sports Complex Sunday afternoon.
Goalkeeper Amanda Knaub made five saves in her 31st career shutout. Knaub passed ex-Hawks keeper Jeannette Nash and moved into third place on the all-time shutouts list.
Monmouth held a majority of the opportunities in the match and finished with a 22-10 shot advantage, but was unable to break through with its first goal of the season. Jesi Rossman had an attempt narrowly miss the top corner in the 19th minute and Maddison Perna was stopped by the diving Lehigh keeper Miranda Royds in the 75th minute, which were among the best scoring chances.
The Hawks dropped their season opener to Hofstra University, 1-0, at home.
“We improved our play from Friday night, but were not sharp in front of goal and squandered some good chances,” head coach Krissy Turner said. “It will be a point of focus in training for us this week.”
The Hawks host North Carolina State on Friday night as part of the Monmouth soccer doubleheader. Monmouth and NC State will start at 7 p.m. at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn following the men’s game against West Virginia. Both games will be broadcast live on ESPN+.