Monmouth 11 (13-3)
Detroit Mercy 7 (5-11)
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The No. 1 seed Monmouth University men's lacrosse team advanced to its first MAAC Championship Game in program history with an 11-7 victory over No. 4 Detroit Mercy on Friday afternoon at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field.
The Hawks extended the nation's longest winning streak to 10 games with their first MAAC Tournament victory.
Detroit Mercy scored first, but Monmouth stormed back with four consecutive goals to seize control. The Titans trimmed the Hawks' lead to 5-4 early in the third quarter, but Monmouth responded with four of the next five to put the game out of reach.
Sophomore Eamon Campbell scored a hat trick, while seniors Eric Berger and Tyler Keen added two goals apiece. Nick Hreshko made 12 saves in goal for the Hawks.
NOTES & QUOTES
“Today's game was eerily similar to our last game, and I think a credit to their players and their staff. We could have done some things differently, but we persevered again in another tough moment in the second half. I'm proud of the guys, proud of the effort, and we know we have some things to clean up for the Championship Game on Sunday."
- Head Coach Brian Fisher
On Friday's win
“Once our offense found its rhythm and we stayed consistent we were able to impose our will on them and come out with the victory.”
On appearing in championship game
“Our mentality and our willingness to fight for all of those seniors that are graduating this year, that set the tone for us, that's everyone's motivation.” - Sophomore Eamon Campbell
- Monmouth's victory extends the program-record winning streak to 10 games.
- Monmouth's 10-game winning streak is the longest in the nation.
- Monmouth improved to 13-3 on the season, its best start in four seasons.
- The Hawks 13 overall victories are tied with Albany and Ohio State for the most in the nation.
- The Hawks debuted white helmets with white jerseys and white shorts.
- Monmouth's defense has held opponents under double digits in 12 straight games.
- The Hawks are 12-1 when holding an opponent to nine goals or less.
- Monmouth is now 2-3 against Detroit Mercy in five all-time meetings.
- Monmouth outshot Detroit Mercy 47-34, including 26-19 in shots on goal.
- As a team, Monmouth is outscoring its opponents 106-62 over the nine-game winning streak.
- Eamon Campbell
extended his goal-scoring streak to eight games with his third career hat trick. Campbell has 20 goals and 13 assists on the year after his four-point effort.
- Nick Hreshko
made 12 saves in goal for Monmouth. It was the 10th double-digit save performance of the season for Hreshko. Hreshko lowered his 2017 goals-against average to 6.91.
- Tyler Keen
and Eric Berger
each scored twice in the win. Keen has 25 goals on the year after his 11th
-career multi-goal game. Berger has nine goals this season, including four against Detroit Mercy. It was Berger's eighth-career multiple-goal game.
- Chris Daly
scored a goal in the first quarter and has 15 this season and 70 for his career. Daly added an assist to increase his career points total to 97.
- Bryce Wasserman
extended his points streak to 14 games with one assist. Wasserman now has 41 points this season (27 goals, 14 assists).
- Grier Wilson
scored his second goal of the year, Dylan Schulte
netted his ninth and Justin Schwenk
scored his third. NEXT UP
Monmouth will play No. 3 Marist for the 2017 MAAC Championship. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU on Sunday at 10 a.m.