Monks Sail Past Corsairs, 4-1

Monks Sail Past Corsairs, 4-1

STANDISH, Maine – Sophomore forward Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) scored two goals and added an assist to help Saint Joseph's College (8-3, 3-0 GNAC) topple UMass.-Dartmouth (4-6, 2-4 LEC), 4-1, in a non-conference field hockey contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Thursday afternoon.

With the win, the Monks extend their winning streak to six games.


The Monks controlled the pace of play throughout and claimed a 1-0 lead at the 9:05 mark when junior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) scored off a rebound. Pomerleau netted what proved to be the game-winner eight minutes later with a shot past Corsairs senior keeper Allison Burke (Franklin, Mass.).

Sophomore Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) made it a 3-0 game with her first goal of the season – off an Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) pass – with a one-timed shot at the 20:32 mark.

Pomerleau tacked on her team-leading 12th goal of the year, with Caiazzo being credited with her second assist, 7:24 into the second frame. The Corsairs spoiled the Monks' shutout hopes in the 56th minute, when senior Haley Donahay (Cranston, R.I.) knocked in a high rebound off a corner play.


Saint Joseph's junior Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) posted a pair of saves in the SJC victory while Burke recorded 21 stops, including a handful of acrobatic efforts, in a losing effort.


Saint Joseph's held impressive leads in shots (38-6), shots on goal (28-3), and penalty corners (16-7) in the victory.


With the win, Saint Joseph's improves to 2-0 in the history of the series with UMass.-Dartmouth. Last fall, the Monks edged the Corsairs, 1-0, in the first-ever meeting between the teams.


Saint Joseph's begins a four-game road stretch Saturday with a key Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contest at Lasell College starting at 4:00 PM.





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