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HAWKS AND BLACKBIRDS BATTLE TO 1-1 DRAW

Article Written by Chris Tobin
Published: October 12, 2012

 

MONMOUTH WOMEN'S SOCCER BATTLES TO 1-1 DRAW AT LIU BROOKLYN
Vartebedian nets goal for the Hawks

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Monmouth University women's soccer team, which has gone 7-1-2 in its last 10 matches, battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw at LIU Brooklyn in Northeast Conference play on Friday night. The Hawks, now 5-1-1 in NEC action, improves to 8-5-2 overall, as senior Jennie Vartebedian (Blackwood, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) netted the goal for the Blue and White.
 
Vartebedian put the Hawks on the board in the 28th minute, as her unassisted strike from 25 yards out beat LIU starting goalkeeper Jennifer Bannon.
 
The Hawks held the lead until the 72nd minute when Nicole Labo nodded a goal past sophomore Jocelyn McCoy (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding).
 
Monmouth and LIU each attempted 11 shots in the match, as McCoy made a season-high tying seven saves in goal for the Hawks. McCoy made seven stops for the Blue and White in Monmouth's 1-1 double overtime draw with Rider. Bannon made zero stops in the opening stanza for the Blackbirds, while Jessica Sexton made four saves in a scoreless 65 minutes in net.
 
The Hawks held a slight 7-6 edge in corner kick opportunities.
 
The all-time series between Monmouth and LIU Brooklyn, dating back to 1997, now stands at 9-9-1 overall, while 15 of the 19 matches have been decided by a goal or less. 
 
Monmouth returns to action on Sunday, when the Hawks travel to Wagner for an NEC contest at 1:00 p.m.
 
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