PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine) broke a scoreless tie in the sixth overtime minute to propel Saint Joseph's College (11-2-0, 8-2-0 GNAC) past Johnson & Wales University (11-6-1, 8-2-0 GNAC) in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's soccer game on Saturday.
DaGraca, who clanged a shot off the crossbar in the 54th minute, found the netting at the 95:01 mark after receiving a long through pass from sophomore Brenna Smith (Maynard, Mass.).
Saint Joseph's freshman Adia Grogan (Kennebunk, Maine) was excellent with eight saves in the shutout victory while her counterpart, JWU junior Colleen Lynch (New Milford, Conn.), turned away four shots in the hard fought loss.
Johnson & Wales held the lead in shots (19-8), shots on goal (8-5), and corner kicks (10-2) on the afternoon.
With the win, Saint Joseph's improves to 3-7-4 all time versus Johnson & Wales University and ends a five-game losing streak at the hands of the Wildcats. Today's victory is the first win at JWU in SJC women's soccer history.
Both teams face GNAC opponents on Wednesday, when the Monks host Colby-Sawyer College at 6:00 PM and the Wildcats travel to Simmons College for a 7:00 PM kick-off.