Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Home to Monmouth, 17-2

Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Home to Monmouth, 17-2

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart women's lacrosse team fell to Monmouth, 17-2, at Campus Field on Wednesday afternoon. The loss drops the Pioneers to 0-2 on the season while the Hawks remain unbeaten at 3-0 in 2019. 

SCORE
Monmouth 17 / Sacred Heart 2

RECORDS
Sacred Heart (0-2) / Monmouth (3-0)

LOCATION
Campus Field / Fairfield, CT

First Half (10-1 MON)

  • SHU limited the Monmouth offense in the early going as the Hawks were held scoreless for the first six minutes of play
  • After the Hawks built a 3-0 lead, senior Hanna Wise scored to up her season total to a team-leading four
  • Moments after Wise's goal, the Pioneers suffered a major blow as the senior attack was issued a second yellow card with 12:09 remaining in the first half which meant Wise was out for the remainder of the game
  • From the time Wise was issued her second yellow, the Hawks seized all momentum and reeled off a 12-0 run, including seven straight to end the first half

Second Half (17-2 MON)

  • Junior goalkeeper Amy Cadle entered at the start of the second half and came up with four straight saves in her first action of the season to limit the Hawks offense in the early going
  • Cassie Cesario later forced a turnover in the Hawks' defensive end and deposited her shot into the back of the net for her first goal of 2019 

NOTES

  • Cesario was the best player on the field for the Pioneers, tallying one goal, six ground balls, four caused turnovers and one draw control
  • Cesario's six ground balls and four caused turnovers were each one shy of matching career-highs
  • Lydia Werlau dished out her first career assist on Wise's goal in the first half
  • Reigning NEC Rookie of the Week Shana Hecht earned the start in net and stopped 8-of-18 shots-on-goal in the first half
  • Cadle came in and played very well in the net, matching her career-high with seven saves as she posted a solid 50.0 save percentage in her 30 minutes of action
  • Shots heavily favored the Hawks at 42-12 (23-6 in the first half alone) while the Hawks went 5-for-10 on their free position shot attempts and held the Pioneers to 0-for-3

NEXT GAME
SHU hits the road for the first time in 2019, traveling six hours north to take on the Vermont Catamounts on Saturday at Noon.