Amanda Knaub recorded her 45th career shutout for Monmouth. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth SID)
PROVIDENCE – Following a scoreless regulation and two overtime periods, No. 16 Brown advanced past the Monmouth University women in a shootout in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament at Stevenson-Pincince Field Saturday.
Senior Jess Johnson scored Monmouth’s (14-2-3) first penalty opportunity to level the score at 1-1 before Brown (14-1-3) scored its next three spot kicks as goalkeeper Kayla Thompson stopped two penalties. She made six saves during the match.
The Hawks made their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth consecutive postseason trip and registered their first-shutout in NCAA Tournament play. Senior goalkeeper Amanda Knaub finished with four saves. She earned her 15th shutout of the season and 45th career clean sheet. Knaub extended her scoreless streak to 932:55, the longest streak in program history. She passed Houlihan’s record of 884:00 minutes.
“We showed up on the national stage and played the same way we have all year, tremendous defense and great attacking soccer,” Monmouth women’s head coach Krissy Turner said. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a goal when we needed one. This season has been truly remarkable, but sadly it ended today. Our 2019 season was one for the record books. On behalf of our coaching staff, a huge thank you goes to our senior class for leaving behind a legacy of excellence.”