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Nationally Ranked Monmouth Hawks Take Charge In 2nd Half

WEST LONG BRANCH: Stretching their current win streak to 6 in a row and improving their overall record to 8-1, Monmouth University Hawks repeated their last home game second half performance with a powerful second half of 28 points this Saturday for a victory over the Presbyterian College Blue Hose from Clinton, South Carolina by a final score of 42-21.

PC scored first with wide receiver DeShawn Davis's reception of a 9-yard pass. Next scoring was MU running back Devell Jones with a 2 yarder. Then PC's Riley Hilton took an 11-yard pass followed by a Hawks Michael Jolly's 26 yards run through a tight PC defense to tie the score before the half. Score 14-14.

Things were different in the second half, as was the case against Liberty when the Hawks powered up to turn in a 56-point game, a top score for MU in its history. That game saw a 95-yard kickoff run back, a game highlight that had fans really excited.

This week Vinny Grasso ran a punt 70 yards to the goal line, which followed a 7-yard QB sneak score by Kenji Bahar. Then Tight End Shawn Clarke grabbed a 20 yard pass from Bahar.

Running Back Pete Guerriero gave the Hawks TD from the five-yard line to end the scoring.

MU Is now 3-0 in the Big South which made Coach Kevin Callahan a happy man.

Special Half Time Ceremony

It was Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Kessler Field. Pink T's were offered free at the game entrance to mark the day.

Monmouth's Cheer Leaders, Dance Team and Mascot "Shadow" displayed pink poms while members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority performed a half-time ceremony, releasing pink balloons to lift hopes for the future. Fans appreciated the pause to reflect and cheer the occasion.

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