LOS ANGELES, CA – Saint Joseph's (1-2) wrapped up a trip to the west coast with an 18-4 loss at the hands of Occidental College (6-0) on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Cassie Diplock (Augusta, Maine) scored three of the Monks' goals in the loss.
Occidental started the contest with 10 unanswered goals, as a Lizzie Calnan (Westport, Mass.) marker snapped the Tigers' scoring run with a marker with 8:19 left in the first half. The hosts owned a 12-1 cushion going into the break and held a 14-1 advantage after netting a pair in the opening four minutes of the second stanza.
All three of the Monks' netminders saw time in the game, as Haley Nason (Saco, Maine) made three saves in 33:40, Elizabeth Giacchino (Melrose, Mass.) posted one stop in 24:19 and Emma Astbury (Bridgewater, Vt.) added a save in 2:01 in the cage.
Calnan tallied team-highs with four ground balls and three caused turnovers while sophomore Kat Gadbois (Scarborough, Maine) added a pair of draw controls in the setback.
Eight different players scored at least two goals in the win for Occidental, with Tor Larson netting three goals and Rebecca Belding adding two goals and four assists on the afternoon.
Kirsten Hee, Andrienne Ruth and Katherine Torrey combined to make three saves in goal for the Tigers.
Saint Joseph's, which arrived in San Diego on Saturday, is set to return to New England tomorrow and will play a non-conference contest at Thomas College on Saturday.
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 430-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.