Saint Peter's (3-11-1, 1-7-1) vs. Monmouth (11-3-2, 8-1)
Date: Sat, Oct. 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Joseph J. Jaroschak Field, Jersey City, NJ
Next on Tap
The Peacocks will close out the regular season at home against hOURglass Rival, Monmouth on Saturday at noon. Saint Peter's will honor their six seniors during the annual Senior Day ceremony in pregame.
History with the Hawks
This will be the 23rd match up all-time between Saint Peter's and Monmouth. The Peacocks enter the rivalry meeting with Monmouth having never defeated the Hawks since the teams first met in 1994.
Last Season When we Met
The Peacocks fell to Monmouth, 8-0, last season.
Monmouth comes into the weekend matchup having already clinched the MAAC regular season title for the fifth straight season. The Hawks boast a league-best 8-1 mark and an 11-3-2 overall record. The Hawks have shutout six out of the nine MAAC opponents faced this season and given up four total goals in all nine matches combined.
Last Time Out
The Saint Peter's women's soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Iona on Wednesday, falling 1-0 to the Gaels on the road. Both teams entered the meeting with a tied record fighting for position in the upcoming MAAC tournament. Unfortunately, the Peacocks gave up a late goal in the 76th minutes, dropping the contest.
Saint Peter's along with all other 10 MAAC schools will head to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for the 2017 MAAC Women's Soccer Championship. The tournament will run from October 28 to November 1.
MAAC Player of the Week
Barbara Paiva earned MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week of September 11 after amassing three goals and one assist for seven total points. Paiva's three goals and seven total points were more than any other MAAC player had on the week, leading to her first career weekly award.
Looking Back at 2016
Saint Peter's ended the 2016 season with a 1-13-2 overall record and a 0-9-1 record in the MAAC. The Peacocks earned a league point for the first time in over two years last season with its draw with Fairfield and the team took playoff qualifying Canisius to overtime on senior day. Saint Peter's also gave up 34 less goals in 2016 compared to 2015, cutting its average goals allowed per game from 4.64 in 2015 to 2.81 in 2016.
Looking Forward to 2017
The Peacocks only lost three seniors from the 2016 squad and the team returns 13 players from last year's roster. Returning starters include Taylor McLean, Alyssa Conanan, Brooke Trotta, Mia Greene, Olivia Nazzaro, Alexandria Couto, Aleena Cruz, Victoria Babcock, and Kelsey Nugent.
Head coach Melissa Sherwood added six new student-athletes to the 2017 team. Nazae Craw, Isabel Fernandez, Carlee Gonzalez, Rachel Ingram, Elizabeth Pacillo, and Victoria Scarratt joined the lineup for the fall.
About the Coach
Melissa Sherwood is in her second season as the women's soccer head coach at Saint Peter's in 2017. Under Sherwood in 2016, the Peacocks earned a league point for the first time in over two years earning a draw with Fairfield and the team took playoff qualifying Canisius into overtime on senior day. Sherwood's squad also gave up 34 less goals in 2016 than in 2015 before she took over, cutting the average goals allowed per game from 4.64 in 2015 to 2.81 in 2016.