Monks Shoot Past Rams, 3-0

Monks Shoot Past Rams, 3-0

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (11-2-2, 8-1-1 GNAC) blanked Suffolk University (9-5-0, 7-4-0 GNAC), 3-0, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's soccer action at the SJC Athletic Complex on Wednesday evening.


The Monks maintained steady pressure for most of the game and struck early when junior Madeline Wood (Madison, Maine) netted her fourth goal of the year off a McKenzie Murphy (West Baldwin, Maine) pass in the seventh minute.

Murphy made it a 2-0 game in the 32nd minute when she scored her team-leading eighth tally on a feed from freshman Madison Michaud (Presque Isle, Maine).

Sophomore Ashley Emery (Madison, Maine) closed out the scoring ledger at the 48:53 mark when she tied Murphy for the team lead with her eighth strike of the season. Sophomore Kayley Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) was credited with an assist on the play.


Saint Joseph's posted sizeable leads in shots (25-3), shots on goal (18-1), and corner kicks (7-2) in the conference victory.


SJC sophomore Adia Grogan (Kennebunk, Maine) made one save in 81 minutes and 10 seconds to claim her 11th win of the season while senior Cori Balam (Lyndeborough, N.H.) did not face a shot in nearly nine minutes of mop-up duty.

Suffolk sophomore Allison Rodrigues (North Andover, Mass.) made a career-high 15 saves in the losing effort.


With the victory Saint Joseph's improves to 11-1-2 all-time versus Suffolk University and has now defeated the Rams in five-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2015 season. The Monks' only loss at the hands of the Rams was a 6-2 setback in Boston on September 22nd, 2010.


Saint Joseph's will host GNAC-rival Johnson & Wales University on Saturday at 12:30 PM.




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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