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Monmouth 17 (5-3, 2-0 MAAC)
Siena 9 (0-9, 0-1 MAAC)
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Siena scored the game’s first four goals, but it was all Monmouth from there in a 17-9 victory for the Hawks on Saturday afternoon at Hesse Field on The Great Lawn.
Bryce Wasserman scored five times and Tyler Keen registered a hat trick as Monmouth improved to 2-0 in MAAC play for the first time in program history.
Facing a 4-0 deficit in the first quarter, Monmouth responded with five consecutive tallies as part of a 9-1 run to secure the lead for good. Wasserman scored all five of his goals in the first half, including one right before the halftime horn that made it 8-5.
The Hawks led by as many as nine goals in the contest.
NOTES & QUOTES
“Siena came out firing and we were a little slow to get started and adjust to their style of play. Despite the slow start, we were proud that the guys kept their poise and battled through some adversity in the first quarter before we settled in and got going in the second. Once we picked up the pace and started to play our way, the game turned in our favor as we made the plays to get some separation down the stretch.”
- Head Coach Brian Fisher
- Monmouth’s 17 goals tied a program record (17 at VMI, 3-15-2016).
- The Hawks set a new program record with four man-up goals.
- Monmouth improved to 3-1 all-time against Siena.
- The win was Monmouth’s third straight against the Saints.
- Monmouth is 2-0 in MAAC play for the first time in program history.
- Monmouth moved to 3-0 at home for the first time ever.
- The win was Monmouth’s third straight MAAC regular season victory, dating back to last season.
- Monmouth sits at 5-3 through eight games for the second year in a row.
- The Hawks wore midnight blue helmets with white jerseys and midnight blue shorts for the first time this season.
- Dylan Schulte served as an honorary captain for the game.
- The Hawks finished with a 46-28 advantage in shots.
- Monmouth won 16-of-27 faceoffs.
- The Hawks scored six goals in the second quarter and six in the fourth quarter.
- Mike Yanovitch made one save in his first collegiate action in goal for the Hawks.
- Monmouth improved to 12-2 all-time when scoring at least 10 goals, including 5-0 in MAAC games.
- Bryce Wasserman scored a season-high five goals and has 13 goals this season and 49 for his career. Wasserman is the only player in program history to score at least five goals in one goal, a feat he has accomplished twice in his career. Wasserman had an assist and his six-point game ranks second in the Monmouth record book for points in a game.
- Freshman Justin Schwenk set a new program record by winning 16-of-26 faceoffs. Schwenk also picked up a team-high seven ground balls.
- Griffin Figel scored for the fourth straight game and recorded his second-straight multi-goal game. Figel has nine goals this year and 12 for his career. His four-point game (2G, 2A) set a new career high in points. Figel picked up a career-high four ground balls.
- Tyler Keen has a goal in eight consecutive games and an 11-game point streak. Keen leads the Hawks with 17 goals this season. He increased his career goal total to 36 with his fifth career hat trick.
- Chris Daly contributed a goal and an assist in the win. Daly is Monmouth’s all-time leader with 89 career points (63G, 26A).
- Anthony Sardo and Hunter Jones each scored twice in the win. It was the first-career multi-goal game for each. Sardo scored two man-up goals and Jones added one on the man-advantage.
- Dylan Schulte scored a goal and added an assist.
- Gordon Phillips racked up a career-high three assists.
- Eric Berger scored his fifth goal of the year and the 35th of his career.
- Nick Hreshko, the reigning MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, made 10 saves.
Monmouth resumes conference play next Saturday, April 1, when it challenges Marist. Opening faceoff from Poughkeepsie, NY is set for 7 p.m.