Saint Joseph’s & Norwich Play to 1-1 Tie

Saint Joseph’s & Norwich Play to 1-1 Tie

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (3-0-2, 0-0-1 GNAC) and Norwich University (3-1-1, 0-0-1 GNAC) dueled to a 1-1 stalemate in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's soccer action at the SJC Athletics Complex on Saturday afternoon. The game was the 2019 GNAC opener for both teams.


The Cadets applied plenty of pressure early and the effort paid off in the 22nd minute when Andrew Kalombo (Worcester, Mass.) scored off a header near the goalmouth. Amerle Nemeye (Burlington, Vt.) was credited with an assist on the play.

The visitors' 1-0 edge remained until the 68:24 mark when sophomore Kuma Onyejose (East Greenwich, R.I.) found the back of the net off a well-placed lead pass in the box from senior Noah Robinson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.).

Both teams had opportunities to take the lead in the remaining 40 minutes of play, but neither side was able to take advantage of the chances – including several open-net bids – with the result ending in the 1-1 tie.


Norwich held advantages in shots (15-12) and shots on goal (7-5) while St. Joe's posted an 8-7 edge in corner kicks in the deadlock.


SJC junior David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) came up with several big stops in the conference clash and finished the day with six saves while Norwich freshman Robert Wagenseller (Poway, Calif.) posted four stops on the afternoon.


  • The Kalombo goal was the first scored by the Cadets against the Monks since the 2015 campaign
  • The Monks are now 30-0-4 in their last 34 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 a 23-0-2 record at the SJC Athletics Complex


Saint Joseph's is now 9-4-5 all-time versus Norwich University. The five stalemates versus the Cadets is the most against any opponent in the program's 30-year history.


Saint Joseph's will host non-conference opponent Thomas College on Wednesday at 7:00 PM.




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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