WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Saint Peter's men's soccer team lost a 3-1 decision to Monmouth University on Saturday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) hOURglass Rivalry meeting.
Coming off of the programs largest win since 2014, the Peacocks entered Saturday's meeting looking to win consecutive games for the first time this season. The Peacocks, who knocked off Monmouth last season, struck first for the third consecutive game, when Dominic Laws found the back of the net four minutes into the contest. Laws goal was unassisted and it came by way of a shot from 18 yards out to the right post. The Peacocks held onto the lead for about eight minutes before Monmouth found the equalizing goal in the 12th minute on a strike from Donovan Pollock. Monmouth added another tally late in the half at the 41st minute mark, scored by Anes Mrkulic, giving the Hawks a 2-1 halftime lead.
Monmouth scored a security goal, making the score 3-1 at the 67th minute mark after a blocked shot that was put in by Jake Areman to secure the victory.
The Peacocks were at a slight disadvantage in shots (20-19) and corner kicks (7-4) on the night.
Jordan Jowers led the Peacocks with seven shots in the contest, having three on goal. Ezequiel Cei, Tom Coulson, and Gabrielle Bandelli each recorded three shots. Peacock starting goalkeeper, Robbie Anderson made two saves in goal for the Peacocks.
The Peacocks return home next Saturday, October 28 for the final contest at Jaroschak Field in 2017. The Peacocks will host Siena for the annual Senior Day game at 2pm.