PAXTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph's College (3-3-0, 1-2-0 GNAC) toppled Anna Maria College (0-4-0, 0-3-0 GNAC), 9-0, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Six different players scored for the Monks, as Kendall Dolan (Kennebunk, Maine), Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine), and Emily DeLuca (Gorham, Maine) netted two goals apiece and Emily Thornton (Westbrook, Maine), Lillian Bisset (Jefferson, Maine), and Sophie Silva (Portland, Maine/Deering) chipped in with tallies in the lopsided triumph.
Dolan struck first with an unassisted tally 2:49 into the game and DaGraca hit pay dirt at the 19:09 mark off a Lauren Stiles (Gorham, Maine) pass as the Monks held a 2-0 cushion heading into intermission. St. Joe's proceeded to put the game out of reach in the second stanza, scoring four goals in a matter of 10 minutes en route to securing a 6-0 lead with 30 minutes remaining.
Anna Maria goalie Gabriella Eldredge (West Boylston, Mass.) registered 16 saves in a losing effort.
Saint Joseph's maintained sizeable advantages in shots (39-1), shots on goal (25-1), and corner kicks (10-1) in the victory.
With the result, Saint Joseph's remains undefeated (7-0) in the history of the series with Anna Maria College and has outscored the AMCATS by a collective 42-0 score over the seven meetings.
Saint Joseph's will host University of Southern Maine on Monday in a 6:00 PM start. Prior to the start of the non-conference game, a brief ceremony will be held to commemorate the completion of the Monks' new turf/track complex.
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 474-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.