DaGraca Propels Monks to 1-0 Overtime Victory

DaGraca Propels Monks to 1-0 Overtime Victory

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.




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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.