Men’s Soccer Hosts Monmouth in Regular Season Finale

Will Fowler

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Get ready for a Halloween MAAC soccer matinee as the Quinnipiac Bobcats men’s soccer team (9-5-2, 7-1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) will face off against the Monmouth Hawks (2-13-1, 0-9-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in Hamden, Connecticut.  The Bobcats are coming off a 1-0 win against Marist on Oct. 27.  The Hawks are coming off a loss to 2-1 overtime loss to Iona on Oct. 24.  This is the final regular season game for both teams.  Quinnipiac can be the No. 1 seed going into the MAAC tournament with a win and a Fairfield loss or tie.  Monmouth is looking to close out the season with their first and only conference win.

 

Players to Watch

 

Quinnipiac: Rashawn Dally

 

Rashawn Dally is coming off a MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor after recording one goal and one assist this past week. He assisted one goal in the Bobcats win Wednesday, Oct. 24 against Niagara.  He then scored the game-winning goal against Marist. Dally now has a point in three of the last four contests.  Dally is tied for second on the team with three goals.  He leads the team with five assists and is second on the Bobcats with 11 points.

 

Monmouth: Luke Bromley

 

Senior forward Luke Bromley leads the team with three goals and six points.  Bromley has history against Quinnipiac – on Oct. 27, 2017 Bromley scored the game winning goal for Monmouth in the 71st minute to complete the 1-0 win.

 

Keys to the Game

 

Quinnipiac: Goalkeeping

 

Bobcats goalkeeper Jared Mazzola received MAAC Defense Player and Rookie of the Week honors this past week. Mazzola is coming off two shutouts. He made 12 total saves to help the Bobcats to two MAAC wins against Niagara and Marist. He made a season-high nine stops in the Bobcats latest win on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Marist. Mazzola owns a .859 save percentage to pair with a 0.79 goals-against average in 2018.  If Mazzola can keep up his immaculate play against Monmouth, Quinnipiac will enter the MAAC tournament with either the one or two seed.

 

Monmouth: Goalkeeping

 

The Hawks are not a good offensive team.  They have not scored more than one goal in a game except for the 3-2 overtime loss against University of Pennsylvania on Aug. 31, and the 2-1 win against Hartford on Sept. 18.  If they can set a season high in goals scored to finish out their season, they can win this game.

 

Join Jonathan Banks and Max Schreiber on the call when the Quinnipiac Bobcats take on the Monmouth Hawks Wednesday at 1 p.m. For live updates, follow @QBSN on Twitter.