STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (4-3-0, 2-2-0 GNAC) blanked Norwich University (1-5-0, 1-3-0 GNAC), 2-0, at the SJC Athletics Complex on Wednesday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks netted what proved to be the game-winner at the two-minute mark, when junior Colleen Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) delivered a pass to freshman Kenzie Murphy (West Baldwin, Maine), who was streaking down the right side and launched a shot to the far post.
Senior Sarah Comtois (Lowell, Mass.) capped the game scoring early in the second stanza, when she unleashed a left-footed shot, from nearly 40 yards out, to the upper left corner of the net at the 46:35 mark.
Saint Joseph's senior Brooke Troup (East Bridgewater, Mass.) was untested in what was her third shutout of the season while her counterpart, Norwich freshman Katie Bishop-Manning (New York, N.Y.), registered 10 stops in a losing effort.
Monks senior defender Emily DeLuca (Gorham, Maine) also posted a defensive save in the 80th minute.
Saint Joseph's held considerable advantages in shots (27-3), shots on goal (14-1), and corner kicks (9-0) in the victory.
With the win, Saint Joseph's improves to 7-2-3 in the history of the series with Norwich University. The Monks have not suffered a setback at the hands of the Cadets since October 16th, 2010 with a 5-0-2 record versus their conference foe since that date.
Saint Joseph's plays at Lasell College on Saturday in a 2016 GNAC Tournament Semifinal rematch starting at 1:00 PM.
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.