Lions Top Monks, 1-0

Lions Top Monks, 1-0

STANDISH, Maine – Emerson College (3-1) clipped Saint Joseph's College (1-1-1), 1-0, in a non-conference women's soccer contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Saturday afternoon.


The Lions produced the game's only offense in the 31st minute, when first-year midfielder Marie Bou Aziz (Miami, Fla.) scored off a pass from freshman Meghan MacPherson (Tualatin, Ore.).

The Monks' best scoring chance came at the 62:25 mark when junior Kayla Gooch (Dracut, Mass.) broke free on a breakaway but her shot sailed two feet off target to the right side.


Saint Joseph's sophomore Adia Grogan (Kennebunk, Maine) made seven saves in the setback while Emerson sophomore Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.) stopped both shots she faced in the shutout victory.


Emerson held the advantage in shots (16-3) and shots on goal (8-2) while Saint Joseph's posted a 3-1 lead in corner kicks on the afternoon.


With the loss Saint Joseph's falls to 4-1-3 all-time versus Emerson College, a team the Monks had not faced since the 2012 season – the Lions' last as a member of the GNAC - prior to this afternoon.


Saint Joseph's returns to action next Wednesday when the team plays host to University of Southern Maine in a 6:00 PM start.




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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