Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Monmouth Soccer Wins MAAC Championship, Bound for NCAAs

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Monmouth Soccer Wins MAAC Championship, Bound for NCAAs

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The Monmouth University women's soccer team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, and the third time in five years.

The Hawks (15-3-2) grabbed the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's automatic bid on Wednesday with a resounding 5-1 win over Manhattan in final at the MAAC Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

It marks the fifth time the program has qualified for the national championship under head coach Krissy Turner, in her 20th season on the sideline.

Five different players scored goals against the Jaspers, as Monmouth built a 5-0 advantage before losing the shutout in the 78th minute.

Junior midfielder Alli DeLuca opened the scoring by beating goalie Kellie DiGregorio with a shot from 12 yard out that found the upper left corner of the net, with sophomore Lexie Palladino picking up the assist. …

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