PAXTON, Mass.—The Saint Joseph's College men's soccer team remained flawless in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play with a 4-0 shutout over the AMCATS of Anna Maria College on Monday afternoon.
With the win, the Monks improve to 11-1-3 overall and 6-0-0 in GNAC play, while Anna Maria falls to 2-9-1 overall and 1-4-1 in league competition. Saint Joseph's extends a program-record undefeated streak to 13 games and has not allowed an opponent to score in the last 835 minutes of play (the JWU goal on October 1st was an own goal).
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Monks scored their first goal of the game in the 15th minute and had plenty of opportunities to add to it in the first half, but many of their set-plays were intercepted by AMCAT defenders in the first half. Saint Joseph's still managed to outshoot the AMCATS 13-4, but the score remained 1-0 entering halftime.
The story changed in the second half as the Monks netted three goals in quick succession at the 53rd, 57th, and 64th minutes. The Saint Joseph's defense was flawless in the second half as they did not allow a single AMCAT shot.
In the second half, Mitchell Duncan (Sanford, Maine) gave a beautiful through-ball to Kartikeya Swarup (Delhi, India). Swarup drew out AMCAT goalkeeper Jonathan Alicea with a fake shot, dribbled past him, and beat an AMCAT defender to an unattended net for the tap-in goal.
Dalton Guamer (Corona, Calif.) netted a penalty kick in the 57th minute for the 3-0 lead before Swarup fed a cross from the right wing to the top of the 18-yard box, where Noah Robinson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) was waiting to place a high shot into the net.
Alicea made 10 saves in net for Anna Maria in his second start of the season. Monks keeper Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) needed to make just one save in the complete-game shutout.
Anna Maria is idle until Saturday when they travel to Suffolk for a 1:00 p.m. The Monks are also in action on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Norwich.
COURTESY OF ANNA MARIA SPORTS INFORMATION
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.