Monks Suffer First Regular-Season Loss in Over Three Years

Monks Suffer First Regular-Season Loss in Over Three Years

STANDISH, Maine – WPI (9-2-4) edged Saint Joseph's College (12-1-2), 1-0, in a hard fought non-conference men's soccer contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Monday evening.


The Engineers netted the game's only goal in the 65th minute, when senior Liam Setterlund (Holden, Mass.) banged home a cross from the right goal post off a throw-in. Freshman Franco Bazzini (San Juan, P.R.) was credited with an assist on the play.

The Monks poured on the offensive pressure in the closing 20 minutes but could not solve the stout WPI defense or junior keeper Rufus Adams (Duxbury, Mass.), who finished the night with four saves.

SJC junior netminder David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) turned away four shots in the losing effort.


The New England region opponents were incredibly even on the stat sheet, as the Monks held slight advantages in shots (12-10) and corner kicks (3-1) while the Engineers posted a 5-4 edge in shots on goal.


  • The loss brings an end to several of the Monks' lengthy undefeated streaks, as the Royal Blue entered tonight's action riding a 65-game (59-0-6) regular-season undefeated streak, which included a string of 38-consecutive (34-0-4) home games without a loss
  • Tonight's setback is also the Monks' first at the SJC Athletics Complex – St. Joe's started this evening's game with a 27-0-2 record on their home turf
  • WPI, which owns the best goals-against average (0.268) in all of NCAA men's soccer, has registered six-consecutive clean sheets


Saint Joseph's returns to action Wednesday with a 3:15 PM conference game at Colby-Sawyer College.




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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