Women’s soccer unable to right ship, falls to Monmouth

Sydney Livermore recorded a shot in the Griffs' loss to Monmouth (Canisius Athletics/GoGriffs)

Canisius women’s soccer team is still searching for its first victory after a 3–0 loss at Monmouth Tuesday afternoon at Hesse Field in West Long Branch, N.J. The loss drops the Griffs to 0-3, while the Hawks improved to 2–0–1.  

Jesi Rossman, Lauren Bruno and Maddison Perna scored for the Hawks to send the Griffs to their third-straight loss. 

Canisius was able to muster five shots (three on net) to counter Monmouth’s nine total (five on net). Sophomore forward Jen Romero led the team with two shots and sophomore midfielder Julia Schurr and junior midfielders Sydney Livermore and Luca Fahmer had one shot each.  

Freshman goalkeeper Jessica Jones was able to make two total saves in net for Canisius.  The Hawks were able to generate 14 corner kicks, while the Griffs forced two of their own.  Monmouth also drew eight fouls, with Canisius taking thirteen.

“I think that we had an amazing energy throughout the game. We fought together, and I think we can look to improve finishing our chances in the final third for next game,” Sophomore defender Abby Molloy said. 

“We will be looking to improve on our defensive set pieces and on finishing our offensive chances,”  Schurr added.

The Griffs’ next opportunity to pick up their first win comes on Saturday March 27 at Siena in Loudonville.  

The Saints, dealing with COVID-19 issues, have not taken the field yet this season and .  open their season on Thursday against Iona.  

This is the last non-local away fixture on the schedule for Canisius, as the only other is the rivalry game at Niagara. In between now and then, the team will host Iona and Fairfield. It is a short week for the Griffs, so they will be quite motivated to bring a win back to Buffalo.

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