Monks Flutter Past Blue Jays, 16-6

PORTLAND, ME - St. Joe's improved to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in GNAC play with a 16-6 win over Saint Joseph College (CT) (0-5, 0-3 GNAC) on Saturday evening at Deering Memorial Field. Lauren Hagerman '10 (Scarborough, ME) posted another excellent performance, with five goals, four assists, five ground balls and eight draw controls in the triumph.

St. Joe's held a 3-0 lead seven minutes into the game as Hagerman scored twice and Vanessa Brooks '10 (Bath, ME) added a tally. Amelia Dufour '09 (Woodbury, CT) netted her first of four goals in the game with 17:49 to go in the first half to cut the SJC lead to 3-1, but the Lady Monks scored six unanswered goals to take a commanding 8-1 lead into the intermission.

The Blue Jays got a pair of goals from Dufour and outscored the hosts 4-3 in the opening nine minutes of the second stanza to make it an 11-5 game. St. Joe's answered with a run of five goals, including a pair from Brooks, to assume a comfortable 16-5 edge. Dufour added her fourth marker with 11 seconds remaining to cap the game scoring with Saint Joseph's on top, 16-6, giving the Royal Blue their first conference win of the season.

St. Joe's recorded 47 shots, with 40 being on goal, to break a pair of single game records in the triumph. The Lady Monks held a 35-28 advantage in ground balls and a slim 12-10 edge in draw controls. Saint Joseph (CT) had 18 shots and nine shots on goal in the loss.

For Saint Joseph's, Alyssa Marchant '11 (Wakefield, MA) scored four goals, Brooks had three scores, and Lizzie Farley '11 (Scarborough, ME) and Megan Cutter '12 (Westbrook, ME) both chipped in with a pair of goals. Lilly Rodden '11 (Lebanon, ME) added a pair of helpers and Jaimee Brett '10 (Otisfield, ME) chipped in with an assist in the conference contest. Goalkeeper Taylor Allison '12 (Pawtucket, RI) made three stops in net.

For the Blue Jays, Pauling Huynh '11 (Hamden, CT) and Emily Johnson '10 (Avon, CT) both scored goals and keeper Kaylee Santuccio '09 (Wethersfield, CT) made 24 saves between the pipes.

St. Joe's will host the University of New England on Monday at 4:00 PM, while Saint Joseph (CT) is set to take on Roger Williams at home on Sunday at 1:00 PM.