Simmons Rallies Past Saint Joseph's, 15-13

Simmons Rallies Past Saint Joseph's, 15-13

BOSTON, Mass. – Simmons University 5-3, 3-2 GNAC) erased a six-goal deficit with eight unanswered tallies in the final 15 minutes of the second half to defeat Saint Joseph's College (4-4, 4-1 GNAC), 15-13, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contest on Wednesday night.


The Monks held a 5-1 lead after junior Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) scored with 14:37 left in the first half. St. Joe's led 8-4 at intermission and extended the advantage to 13-7 when senior Brittney Arsenault (Westbrook, Maine) netted her fourth goal of the season at the 17:05 mark of the second stanza.

But the momentum quickly swung in the Sharks' favor, as the hosts maintained possession for the remainder of the evening by winning eight of 10 draw controls. Simmons outshot St. Joe's by a 12-2 margin following the Arsenault goal and took advantage of a pair of SJC yellow cards by notching two man-up markers in the closing 15 minutes.


Saint Joseph's freshman Madelyn Nelson (Casco, Maine) made seven saves in the loss while Simmons sophomore Cat Cross (Beverly, Mass.) turned away six shots in the victory.


Simmons held the lead in shots (29-24), draw controls (19-11) and caused turnovers (7-6) while Saint Joseph's posted an 18-17 edge in ground balls on the evening.


  • Senior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) scored two goals with four ground balls, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers
  • Freshman Logan Champlin (Alfred, Maine) tallied two goals, three draw controls, and two ground balls
  • Sophomore Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) chipped in with two goals and four draw controls
  • Senior Kara Kelly (York, Maine) scored twice
  • Beaulieu added a pair of tallies


  • Sophomore Molly Reinhold (Mystic, Conn.) netted five goals with five draw controls
  • Senior Mallory Cottam (Hope, R.I.) registered three goals, three assists, six ground balls, and 10 draw controls


Saint Joseph's is now 6-7 all-time versus Simmons University.


Saint Joseph's will play at Norwich University on Saturday in a conference contest slated to begin at 4:00 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