#5/10 Saint Joseph’s Tips Salem State, 1-0

#5/10 Saint Joseph’s Tips Salem State, 1-0

STANDISH, Maine – Senior midfielder Rory Twomey (South Windsor, Conn.) converted a penalty kick attempt with 2:15 remaining to lift #5/10 Saint Joseph's College (17-0, 11-0 GNAC) past Salem State University (11-3-2, 4-1-1 MASCAC), 1-0, in a non-conference men's soccer contest on a rainy Tuesday night at the SJC Athletics Complex.


Despite holding a 25-5 advantage in shots, the Monks were unable to penetrate the Vikings' stacked defense until the Vikings committed a foul in the box following a throw-in at the 87:21 mark, setting the stage for Twomey, who is now 2-2 on PK attempts this fall.


SJC sophomore David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) made a pair of saves to register his second shutout in as many starts this season while his counterpart, Salem State senior Christopher Jimenez (Nashua, N.H.), posted four saves in a losing effort.


Saint Joseph's, ranked fifth and 10th in this week's D3soccer.com and United Soccer Coaches national polls, respectively, held the lead in shots (25-5), shots on goal (6-2), and corner kicks (9-2) on the evening.


  • With the victory, Saint Joseph's completes the regular season with a perfect 17-0-0 record and remains as the only NCAA DIII men's soccer team without a loss or tie
  • With tonight's win, SJC broke the program's winning streak record with their 17th-consecutive triumph
  • The Monks have extended their undefeated streak to 38 games, the longest current stretch in NCAA DIII men's soccer
  • St. Joe's was held without a goal in the first half for the fourth time this season and first occasion since October 2nd when the Monks tipped Emmanuel College by a 1-0 score
  • The Monks are now 25-0-3 in their last 28 home games with the team's last loss being a 2-0 setback at the hands of University of New England on September 4th, 2016; this stretch includes an 18-0-1 record at the SJC Athletics Complex


Saint Joseph's is now 1-1 all-time versus Salem State University; a team the Monks last played on September 7th, 1996 – a 3-0 setback.


Both teams are back in action on Saturday, when the Monks – the top seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament – host eighth-seeded Emmanuel College in a tourney quarterfinal at 3:00 PM and Salem State closes out the regular season at Westfield State University in an 11:00 AM kick-off.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.