NEWTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph's College (12-0-1, 8-0-1 GNAC) remained undefeated with a convincing 5-0 victory over Lasell College (3-12, 2-6 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Junior forward Brett Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) scored a pair of goals while seniors Daniel Fox (South Portland, Maine) and Trevor Lopes (Cumberland, R.I.) and freshman Noah Elmore (Berlin, Vt.) chipped in with a goal apiece in what was the Monks' 13th shutout in as many games.
The Lasers split time in net, with Jackson Burhans allowing three goals with four saves in the first half and Matteo Cugno giving up two scores with four stops in the second stanza.
The Monks posted advantages in shots (20-18) and shots on goal (13-8) while the Lasers held a 7-6 edge in corner kicks on the afternoon.
Elmore's goal, scored in the 72nd minute, was the Monks' 49th of the season and sets a new program single-season record. The previous mark, 48 goals, was attained during the 2015 campaign.
With the triumph, the Monks improve to 4-10-0 all-time against Lasell College and, including a 5-0 win over their GNAC counterpart last fall, have now defeated the Lasers in consecutive meetings for the first time in the history of the matchup.
The Monks return to the pitch tomorrow with a non-conference game at Maine Maritime Academy. Kick-off is slated for 4:30 PM.
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.