Johnson & Wales Pushes Past Saint Joseph's, 20-8

Johnson & Wales Pushes Past Saint Joseph's, 20-8

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Reigning GNAC Champion Johnson & Wales University (10-4, 8-0 GNAC) surged past Saint Joseph's College (7-6, 6-3 GNAC), 20-8, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's lacrosse contest on Saturday afternoon.


The Monks faced an early 3-0 deficit but matched the Wildcats goal for goal the rest of the first half and trailed 8-5 heading into intermission.

Junior Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) and sophomore Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) both scored in the first eight minutes of the second stanza to cut the JWU lead to 9-7, but the Wildcats proceeded to rattle off 11 unanswered goals before sophomore Josie Ring (Newfield, Maine) capped the game scoring with a free-position goal with 34 seconds left.


Saint Joseph's freshman Madelyn Nelson (Casco, Maine) made 23 saves in the losing effort while Johnson & Wales employed a pair of netminders in the triumph, with starter Ashley Stavalo (Manchester, N.J.) posting two saves in 28:46 minutes and Cassidy O'Hara (Mashpee, Mass.) turning away five shots in 31:14 minutes.


Johnson & Wales held the lead in shots (49-19), ground balls (14-7), and turnovers (13-21) on the afternoon.


  • Ring led the SJC offense with three goals on four shots
  • Dexter added a goal and an assist with six draw controls
  • Beaulieu chipped in with a goal and an assist


  • Sophomore Marley Medina (South Hadley, Mass.) accumulated seven goals, two ground balls, two draw controls, an assist and a caused turnover
  • Senior Allison Pazienski (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) tallied five goals, three assists, two ground balls and one caused turnover
  • Sophomore Dani Lydecker (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) had four goals, eight draw controls, two assists and two groundballs


Saint Joseph's is now 4-3 all-time versus Johnson & Wales University.


Saint Joseph's will host University of Maine-Farmington on Monday, April 15th at 5:00 PM.


~ ALG ~




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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