STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (2-2, 2-0 GNAC) blanked Regis (Mass.) (2-3, 0-2 GNAC), 2-0, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) field hockey action at the SJC Athletics Complex on Friday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
With plenty of scoring chances early, the Monks found the back of the cage in the 24th minute when sophomore Libby Pomerleau (Saco, Maine) netted the first-ever field hockey goal, off a corner, at the Monks' new turf complex. The 1-0 edge remained until senior Hayley Winslow (Falmouth, Maine) potted her second goal of the year, off another corner and a Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) pass, at the 42:18 mark.
Saint Joseph's junior Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) was rarely tested with just one save in her 15th career shutout, but the stop was an acrobatic one, as the third-year starter dove to deny an Emily McDonald (Plymouth, Mass.) shot in the 51st minute.
Pride senior netminder Maresa Malcolm (Barrington, N.J.) kept her team within striking distance with a fantastic effort, turning away 10 SJC shots in a losing effort.
Saint Joseph's held considerable leads in shots (14-2), shots on goal (12-1), and penalty corners (21-3) in the victory.
With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 7-7 in the history of the series with Regis (Mass.), an institution that joined the GNAC this fall after playing in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) since 2011.
Saint Joseph's travels to New Jersey to face off against Kean University Sunday in an 11:00 AM start while Regis is off until next Saturday when they host Simmons College at 11:00 AM.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.