Sept. 22, 2001

West Long Branch, N.J. - Monmouth University's offense started to pick up steam in the second half and led the Hawks to a 3-1 victory over Siena College in field hockey action at the MU Field Hockey Park Saturday afternoon.

After going the first 25 minutes without a score, Monmouth's Gina Chico broke the seal on an assist by Kellie Nurko to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead with 9:51 remaining in the first half. Nurko centered the ball from the right flank and the ball found its way to Chico who directed it into the back of the goal.

The Hawks took a 2-0 lead as Megan Kenney made a perfect pass to Kristen Haberthur. Haberthur blasted a pass towards the goal that Nurko chipped past the Saints' goaltender.

Siena was able to cut the lead to 2-1 as Lacee Iselo beat a pair of defenders and scored an unassisted goal with 13:52 remaining in the game.

The Hawks put to rest and Siena comeback attempts with 48 seconds left as Kristen Hulmes notched an unassisted goal.

Monmouth outshot Siena, 22-3, for the game.

Monmouth returns to action on Tuesday as the Hawks travel to Fairfield, Conn., for a 4 p.m. contest at Sacred Heart

SC 0 1 - 1 MU 1 2 - 3

MU 1 9:51 Gina Chico (Kellie Nurko) MU 2 14:38 Kellie Nurko (Kristen Haberthur) SC 2 13:52 Lacee Iselo MU 2 :48 Kristen Hulmes

Shots: SC - 3 MU - 22

Penalty Corners: SC - 3 MU - 11

Saves: SC - (Heyde - 10) MU (Colbert - 1, Kershaw 0)