(4-6, 0-1 MAAC)
 
  1st 2nd F
 Marist    10   
 Monmouth 
 13 
Box Score

(4-7, 2-0 MAAC)
 
 Red Foxes Suffer Loss At Monmouth In MAAC Opener
 
 Stat Comparison Marist  Monmouth
 Goals  10 13 
 Shots  22 32 
 Assists   6 
 Draw Controls   14  11 
 Caused Turnovers  8
 Ground Balls   14  23 
 Turnovers  22 17 
 Saves   7 
   
 
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Marist  Monmouth
 Goals  Mazza, 3  Smith, 4
 Assists  O. Pitonzo, 3  Ceraso, 4
 Draw Controls  Wagner, 6  Hart, 4
 Caused Turnovers  A. Pitonzo and Childrose, 2  Three with 2 
 Ground Balls  A. Pitonzo and Witczak, 3  Cortes, 6 
 Saves  Witczak, 7  Brager, 8 
   
 Up Next
 

Who: Manhattan
When: Wed. April 5 - 4 p.m.
Where: Riverdale, NY

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WEST LONG BRANCH, New Jersey - On a cold afternoon the Marist women's lacrosse team fell to Monmouth, 13-10, in the Red Foxes' 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener April 1. Marist is now 4-6 overall while the Hawks are 4-7, including 2-0 in conference play.

Junior Lauren Mazza netted a hat trick for the Marist offense and senior Olivia Pitonzo chipped in three assists. Senior Alyssa Pitonzo registered team highs of three ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Olivia got the attack clicking as the first half moved on and Mazza's first score of the afternoon at the 11:36 mark tied the score at 3 apiece. The Hawks struck back with four unanswered goals but Marist began to creep back into the game as Foxes cut toward the net. Senior Natalie Bonaroti's goal with 15 seconds left in the opening stanza cut the Monmouth edge to three for the second time, as the Hawks were in front 8-5 by the break.

Both sides scored five goals in the second half in which Monmouth opened up with momentum. Hawks'  freshman Nicole Ceraso had two of her four assists on the day in the first couple minutes.

A 4-1 Marist run that included a free position goal from sophomore Audrey Cerrone made it 11-9 with 12:50 left in the game. The Red Foxes trimmed the lead to two once again when Mazza hit the back of the net inside the final two minutes, but Monmouth held on by controlling its possessions. 

Monmouth came in to the game second in the nation in free position chances, but was held to 0-for-6 by Marist's defense. Hawks' junior Alexa Smith had a game-high four goals and sophomore Riley Brager made eight saves to earn the win.      

Marist will wrap up its longest road trip in program history, a seven-game away stretch, when it plays Manhattan in a midweek matinee. Opening draw is set for 4 p.m. April 5.