Monmouth 7 (3-2)
UMass Lowell 6 (1-4)
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Bryce Wasserman scored the third of three consecutive Monmouth goals with 50 seconds to play as the Hawks erased a two-goal fourth-quarter deficit in a 7-6 victory over UMass Lowell on Saturday afternoon at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn.
The visiting River Hawks built a 5-3 halftime lead and were ahead 6-4 early in the fourth quarter, before Monmouth scored the game’s final three goals to come away with the one-goal win.
Eamon Campbell’s man-up goal with 14 minutes to play pulled Monmouth within one before Griffin Figel tied the game at the 4:50 mark. Eric Berger set up Figel’s tally prior to Wasserman’s game winner.
NOTES & QUOTES
"We found ourselves in an early hole due to a combination of things; they played really well to start the game, we had some bad breaks that went against us and some self-inflicted turnovers in the clearing game cost us. I was proud of the poise we displayed throughout a difficult stretch in the first half which kept us in the game. We picked up the intensity and played really hard, especially in the second half, which enabled us to overcome a lot of early mistakes to earn a gutsy victory.”
– Head Coach Brian Fisher
- The victory was Monmouth’s first in program history when trailing after three quarters (1-21).
- Monmouth held UMass Lowell scoreless in the third quarter and outscored the River Hawks 4-1 after halftime.
- It was the third time Monmouth held an opponent scoreless in a quarter.
- Monmouth finished with a 32-24 advantage in shots, including 22-8 in the second half.
- MU goalie Nick Hreshko
made 11 saves, including four in the third quarter.
- The matchup was the first ever between Monmouth and UMass Lowell.
- The Hawks wore matte gray helmets with white jerseys and shorts.
- Monmouth improved to 1-1 in one-goal games this season.
- MU went 9-for-17 in faceoffs. NUMBERS CRUNCH
- Seven different Monmouth players scored a goal.
- Bryce Wasserman
has five goals this season and 41 for his career.
- Chris Daly
put in his sixth goal of 2017 and the 61st
of his career.
- Tyler Keen
has a goal in five consecutive games and an eight-game point streak. Keen leads the Hawks with 11 goals this season. He increased his career goal total to 30 and became the fifth player to reach the 30-career goal mark.
- Sophomore Griffin Figel
scored his fourth goal of the year and the seventh of his career.
- Eric Berger
assisted Figel’s goal and now has a point in seven straight games.
- Redshirt sophomore Jake Willson
netted his third goal of the year and sophomore Eamon Campbell
scored his fifth of 2017. NEXT UP
Monmouth’s next game is Friday, March 10, when it takes on Saint Jospeh’s in Philadelphia at 4 p.m.