Saint Peter's (2-9-2, 1-6) vs. Monmouth (4-8-2, 1-4-1)
Date: Sat, Oct. 21, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Hesse Field on the Great Lawn, West Long Branch, NJ
Next on Tap
The Peacocks will head down the Jersey Shore to meet hOURglass Rival, Monmouth on Saturday night for a primetime meeting with the Hawks. Kick-off for the contest is 7pm.
The Peacocks and the Hawks have met 31 times previously, with the Peacocks trailing in the all-time series, 14-17. Since the hOURglass Rivalry inception in 2013, the Peacocks hold a 1-3 record against Monmouth.
Last Meeting with the Hawks
The Peacocks upended the Hawks, 1-0, in last season's meeting. Alumni, Louis Mobbs scored the game-winning goal for the Peacocks with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game to propel the Peacocks to the upset victory.
Monmouth Scouting Report
Monmouth welcomes Saint Peter's to West Long Branch with a 4-8-2 overall record and 1-4-1 MAAC mark. The Hawks are coming off of a 3-0 shutout loss to Canisius on Wednesday. Monmouth's lone conference win is to Iona, which is also the only MAAC team that the Peacocks have defeated.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks earned a 4-0 blowout win over Iona on Wednesday afternoon in Jersey City. The win was the first MAAC win of the season for the squad and the four-point win margin was the largest for the program since September 27, 2014, when the Peacocks knocked off George Washington 4-0. Freshman points and goals leader, Jordan Jowers scored two goals, while seniors Michael Crentsil and Andrew Romero each scored one goal. Senior Ezequiel Cei handed out three assists in the win as well.
The Peacocks will close out the regular season home slate next Saturday, October 28 against Siena. The start time for the contest is 2pm. The team will also honor the senior class during the annual Senior Day ceremony as well.
Looking Back at 2016
Saint Peter's ended the 2016 season with a 3-13-2 record overall and a 2-8 record in the MAAC. The Peacocks finished the 2016 regular season atop of the conference in saves and saves per game. Goalkeeper, Jamie Cleland led the MAAC in saves and saves per game in his final season as a Peacock. Luke Fairlamb ended his career ranked in the league's top five in points, points per game, goals, goals per game, assists, and assists per game en route to spots on the All-MAAC First team and ECAC All-Star Frist team.
Looking Forward to 2017
The Peacocks return 13 players after losing 10 seniors from last season. Returning players who appeared and started in more than half of last season's games include Michael Crentsil, Davis Hocking, Gabrielle Bandelli, Rodrigo DaSilva, Ezequiel Cei, and Andrew Romero.
The Peacocks may have lost 10 seniors after last season, but Richens added nine new student-athletes to the squad for the 2017 season. Robbie Anderson, Tom Coulson, Jordan Jowers, Dominic Laws, Anton Moore, Steve Parry, Jonathan Sandoval, Abdoulaye Sarr, and Phillip Smith join the lineup.
About the Coach
Julian Richens enters his seventh season in 2017 as the Peacocks head coach. In 2016, Richens led the Peacocks to a 1-0 win over MAAC powerhouse rival and defending regular season champion, Monmouth. The win over Monmouth was the first in program history with Monmouth as a member of the MAAC. The Peacocks also led the MAAC in saves and saves per game in 2016. Richens led Saint Peter's to a team-best seven wins with him at the helm in 2015, while the Peacocks also advanced to the MAAC Tournament. Richens has coached two All-MAAC first-team selection, five All-MAAC second-team honorees and one All-Rookie team selection in his tenure at Saint Peter's.