||Goals Per Game
John Denis (1 goal)
Vana Markarian (1 goal)
||Jake Areman (1 goal, 2 assists)
7 saves // .777 save% // 1 SO
19 saves // .864 save% // 3 SO
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About the Hawks
Monmouth has had an up and down season in the results category, going 2-2-1 in five matches. The Hawks opened with a 1-0 victory against Georgia Southern in the first of two matches during the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Soccer Classic in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Two days later, Monmouth lost by the same margin against the College of Charleston.
A 2-0 win over Penn followed, before the Hawks posted a scoreless draw at No. 14 West Virginia. In its last outing, Monmouth fell in overtime to visiting UMBC, 2-1.
Four different players have netted a goal this season, while Jake Areman added two assists to go along with his score. Aside from Areman, Andy Martinex, Colin Stripling, and Geoffrey Schaefer have all put Monmouth on the board. In net, Bobby Edwards has played in all five contests, going 2-2-1 with a trio of shutouts and a 0.57 goals against average.
A Season Ago
Columbia traveled to Monmouth last season and came away with a victory during an instant classic. The Lions trailed at three different junctures of the match, but hung in long enough to post a 4-3 win. Areman put Monmouth on the board in the opening minutes, before Arthur Bosua headed in a score in the 25th minute to make it 1-1. Less than a minute later, Monmouth's Dave Nigro knocked in a penalty kick, making the score 2-1, which ended up being the halftime tally.
Columbia would answer with a penalty kick of their own in the 60th minute, as Alex Bangerl put it away to once again tie the match, 2-2. Nigro put Monmouth ahead once again a little over two minutes later, 3-2, but a Rhys Williams score from inside the six-yard box again made the tie scored. In the 65th minute, Dylan Mott gave Columbia the lead for good on Andrew Tinari's second assist of the game, nailing a far-post game-winner, and sending the Lions home with a 4-3 victory.
Last Time Out
New Hampshire answered a first half goal by Columbia with one of their own in the second half, and neither team was able to connect in overtime as the Lions left the No. 24 team in the country with a 1-1 draw.
Bosua collected and scored in the first half when a Vana Markarian shot was blocked. The senior finished inside the left post to give the Lions a 1-0 lead, breaking UNH goalkeeper Andrew Pesci's 400 minute and 20 second scoreless streak. The Wildcats would even the score with a goal by rookie Jacob Gould with 26 minutes remaining.
Francisco Agrest had a look late in regulation that sailed just high of the crossbar, then followed that up with a strike in the first overtime period that Pesci got a hand on for the save. Bosua had a header with 90 seconds remaining in the second overtime that just missed high of the crossbar, as New Hampshire survived the Columbia charge in the extra frame.
A pair of Lions in the sophomore class have posted goals this season in John Denis and Markarian. Denis, who knocked in four goals in 2016, helped the Lions to a 1-1 tie of UMass thanks to a second half score in the season opener. Markarian, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2016, headed away Fordham with a game-winner last time out.