#6 Monks Fall to #3 Lasers in GNAC Quarterfinals

#6 Monks Fall to #3 Lasers in GNAC Quarterfinals

NEWTON, Mass. – Senior Jordan McComb (Cumberland, R.I.) scored five goals and added two assists Saturday afternoon as third-seeded Lasell College took down sixth-seeded Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 13-7, in a quarterfinal game of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's lacrosse tournament at Grellier Field.

The Lasers, who had defeated the Monks 12-11 in overtime just three days ago, captured their eighth straight victory to improve to 15-3 overall. Saint Joes winds up its season at 9-8 overall. Lasell moves on to a semifinal game on Wednesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. at second-seeded Regis College, which defeated seventh-seeded Emmanuel College Saturday, 13-5.


The visitors scored the first two goals of the game, but Lasell came back with the next four, including a pair by McComb, to double up the Monks at the midway point of the first half. SJC got one back but Lasell tallied three in the final five minutes of the half to lead 7-3 at the break.

The Monks pulled to within three goals (8-5) in the second half but Lasell answered with three straight, including two more from McComb, to go ahead 11-5 with 11 minutes remaining, a lead SJC could not overcome.


The Monks got two goals apiece from seniors Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) and Kara Kelly (York, Maine) and junior Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine). Kayla Kelly collected a team-high five draw controls.


Junior Amanda DiLeonardo (West Haven, Conn.) and freshman Erin Kriger (Burlington, Mass.) also scored three goals apiece for the Lasers, and senior Vanessa Pino (Methuen, Mass.) tallied a goal and three assists. McComb also added five draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers to her standout performance.


Junior Morgan Choquet (Woonsocket, R.I.) earned the win in goal for Lasell, making seven saves. Freshman Madelyn Nelson (Casco, Maine) made 12 saves at the other end in the Monks goal.






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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 www.sjcme.edu.