STANDISH, Maine – Senior Ralph Houanche (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) netted a goal with an assist to help lift Saint Joseph's College (3-3-1, 1-1-1 GNAC) past Rivier University (1-3-0, 0-2-0 GNAC), 2-0, in a GNAC men's soccer contest at Westerlea Way Field on Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first half, Houanche put the Monks on top with an unassisted tally at the 56:15 mark and was credited with the assist on a goal by junior Nicholas Borowski (Webster, Mass.) marker just over 13 minutes later.
Freshman keepers Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) and Zack Moody (Steep Falls, Maine) combined to make three saves in what was the Monks' third shutout effort of the young season. Mullen, making his second collegiate start, made a pair of saves in 86:04 of play while Moody registered a stop on the only shot he faced in 3:56 between the pipes.
For Rivier, Anthony Capozzi (Windham, N.H.) made five saves in 86:26 of play while Tyler Moore went untested in 3:34 of mop-up duty.
St. Joe's held a 19-6 shots advantage with a 5-3 lead in corner kicks in the victory.
Saint Joseph's returns to action on Tuesday with a 4:00 PM home game versus University of Maine-Farmington. Rivier, losers of three straight, looks to get back on track with a non-conference match at New England College at 6:00 PM on Wednesday.
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.