EDISON, N.J. – The Monmouth University women’s soccer team, which has won six of its first seven matches this season, has climbed a notch to ninth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Northeast Region, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Hawks first entered the NSCAA poll last week at No. 10, and moved up one place following a 1-1 week. Hofstra, ranked No. 7 in the Mid-Atlantic region, handed the visiting Hawks their first loss of the season, 2-1, last Friday. Monmouth bounced back to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 1-0 on Sunday.
Monmouth has posted five shutouts in seven outings, and has outscored its opposition 12-4 in 2103. The Hawks opened the year with five consecutive wins.
The region’s Top 10 includes Notre Dame, Georgetown, Boston U., Connecticut, St. John’s, Marquette, Rutgers and South Florida. In a tie at No. 10 are Stony Brook and DePaul.
The Hawks return to action Saturday, Sept. 21 when they open play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference at Niagara at 2 p.m.