2020 Schedule Preview: Monmouth Hawks

(Photo Courtesy of Monmouth Athletics)

The Monmouth Hawks are the 72nd DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Hawks come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 4-8 overall and 3-4 in the MAAC, and missed the MAAC tournament for the first time since their inaugural season in 2014. 

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
1/25 Monmouth Georgian Court (DII) Scrimmage
2/1 Drexel Monmouth Scrimmage
2/8 Monmouth NJIT
2/15 Princeton Monmouth
2/22 Monmouth Delaware
2/25 Wagner Monmouth
2/29 Monmouth Saint Joseph’s
3/7 Monmouth Mercer
3/14 Siena Monmouth MAAC
3/21 Monmouth Marist MAAC
3/27 Manhattan Monmouth MAAC
4/4 Monmouth Quinnipiac MAAC
4/11 Monmouth St. Bonaventure MAAC
4/17 Canisius Monmouth MAAC
4/24 Monmouth Detroit Mercy MAAC

Key Games

2/8 vs NJIT

The Hawks and Highlanders have played each other every year since the inception of NJIT’s program in 2015. After winning their first four meetings, Monmouth took an 8-5 loss against NJIT last season. Monmouth suffered a 30-plus minute scoring drought which help lead to their loss against the Highlanders. 

4/4 vs Quinnipiac

Last season was Monmouth’s first to not qualify for the MAAC tournament since their inaugural season. However, they only one of their four conference loses came by more than three goals, at the most. One of those one-goal defeats was against the Bobcats of Quinnipiac, losing 10-9. A four-goal run to start the game for the Bobcats helped them get ahead early and stay in front. 

4/24 vs Detroit Mercy

In a very slow contest against the Titans last season, Monmouth found themselves down 3-1 at the half. And while their offense did finally wake up late in the game, outscoring Detroit Mercy 3-1 in the fourth, they couldn’t get enough going to force a comeback as they lost 6-4. The Hawks will definitely be looking to put together a much better game against the Titans in 2020. 

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