HAMDEN, CT - Junior Alexis McTamney's (Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown Regional) goal in the 75th minute forced overtime, but the Monmouth University women's soccer team suffered just its second defeat in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action since joining the league three years ago, as the Hawks fell 3-2 at Quinnipiac in double overtime on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Brianne Boyle's (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan) left-footed strike in the 26th minute gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead, but the Bobcats knotted the game at 1-1 in the 30th minute on Jess Gargan's score. Following the halftime break, Quinnipiac took a 2-1 advantage in the 59th minute on a Nicole Eriksen tally.
McTamney notched her seventh goal of the year to tie the game at 2-2 in the 75th minute.
Monmouth, which outshot Quinnipiac 20-8, falls to 9-2-2 overall and 5-1 in the league in 2015. The Hawks, who had won five straight and are now 22-2-2 overall in MAAC matches since joining the conference in 2013, lost for the first time this season when scoring first.
Freshman Nadya Gill netted the decisive score for the Bobcats in the 106th minute, her fourth game-winner of the season.
"Unfortunately when you have success you get everyone's best game," stated head coach Krissy Turner. "We did not play at a championship level today, and the result reflects that."
Junior Sydney Lavan (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) made two saves in net for the Hawks, while QU's Natalia Grodzki made eight stops for the Bobcats (6-6, 2-3 MAAC).
Monmouth, which had its seven-game unbeaten streak stopped, returns to action on Wednesday, October 14, when the Hawks travel to Jersey City to face Saint Peter's at 3:00 p.m. on Jaroschak Field.