STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (7-3) defeated Thomas College (1-8), 2-0, in a non-conference field hockey contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Tuesday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
After a scoreless first half, the Monks found the scoreboard early in the second stanza when sophomore Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) lofted a shot over Thomas freshman keeper MacKenzie Oberholzer (Greencastle, Pa.), following a scrum in front of the visitor's cage, at the 47:35 mark.
Saint Joseph's junior Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) turned away both shots she faced to earn her fifth shutout of the year and 18th of her career. The third-year starter has allowed just two goals in her last 274 minutes between the pipes.
Oberholzer tallied six saves in a losing effort for the Terriers.
Saint Joseph's held the lead in shots (12-6) and shots on goal (8-2) while Thomas maintained a 9-7 edge in penalty corners on the evening.
With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 20-9 in the history of the series with Thomas College and has now defeated the Terriers in 12-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2007 campaign.
Saint Joseph's will host UMass.-Dartmouth in a non-conference contest at 3:30 PM on Thursday.
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.