FARMINGTON, ME – Saint Joseph's (3-4-1) scored a pair of second-half goals to sink University of Maine-Farmington (1-5-0), 2-0, in a non-conference men's soccer match on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Zach Johnson (Westbrook, Maine) tallied the game-winner in the 57th minute and junior Calvin Servaes (Hull, Mass.) scored his first goal of the season 15 minutes later.
Johnson scored the winner when he finished a shot from the left side off a pass from Cody Snyder (Bath, Maine). Servaes (Hull, Mass.) extended the Monks' lead to 2-0 in the 72nd minute, beating Beavers keeper Paul Dupre (Rehoboth, Mass.) off a feed from Ross Suleski (Amesbury, Mass.)
SJC freshman goalkeeper Scott Benner (Post Falls, Idaho) made four saves to notch his first collegiate shutout while Dupre recorded six saves in a losing effort. St. Joe's outshot Farmington by a 20-13 margin while the Beavers recorded an 8-5 lead in corner kicks on the afternoon.
With the result, Saint Joseph's improves to 4-17-4 in the history of the series with Maine-Farmington and has not lost to the Beavers since the 2006 campaign. All four of the Monks' wins over the former conference-rival have been of the shutout variety.
Both programs host conference rivals this Saturday, when St. Joe's faces Emerson College at 12:00 PM and Farmington takes on Lyndon State College in a 1:00 PM kick-off.
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Saint Joseph's College, founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, celebrates its Centennial year in 2012 with a theme of "Realize the Promise" – honoring our commitment to educating well-rounded graduates who combine career focus with classic liberal arts studies. A Private, Catholic, primarily residential, coeducational liberal arts institution, Saint Joseph's welcomes students of all ages and all faiths. The campus, located 18 miles northwest of Portland and just two hours from Boston, encompasses 350 acres along the shore of beautiful Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. Enrollment ranges between 1,000 and 1,100 students annually. Saint Joseph's offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, nursing and business fields in a value-centered environment.