BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Monmouth University women's soccer team dropped its first-ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match on Saturday, as the Hawks fell 3-2 at Canisius at the Demske Sports Complex. Monmouth, now 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the MAAC, got goals from senior Alexa Freguletti (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) and sophomore Julie Spracklin (Eastampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional).
The Golden Griffins got on the board in the fourth minute on Sabrina Fitgerald's score, but the Hawks evened the match 1:16 later when Monmouth was awarded a penalty kick, and Freguletti converted for the midfielder's fourth tally of the season.
Monmouth claimed the lead 2-1 in the 28th minute when junior Monique Goncalves (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills) found Spracklin for her second of the season, also tying Goncalves for the team-lead with three assists.
Canisius knotted the game at 2-2 in the 38th minute on a Rebecca Lederman goal, while Monmouth had a shot go off the cross bar and another saved off the line in the 44th minute.
Canisius netted the game-winner in the 53rd minute, to improve to 1-1 in the MAAC. Monmouth, which outshot CC 19-16, was forced to play with a player down for the last 30:35 of the match.
Graduate student goalkeeper Nicole D'Agostino (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central/Pitt) made a season-high tying five saves in goal for the Hawks.
Monmouth returns to action on Wednesday, October 1, when the Hawks host Saint Peter's on Hesse Field on The Great Lawn at 7:00 p.m.
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