Monks Sweep Tri-Match, Roberts Earns First Collegiate Victory

Monks Sweep Tri-Match, Roberts Earns First Collegiate Victory

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Saint Joseph's College (2-6, 1-0 GNAC) swept a tri-match at University of Saint Joseph on Saturday, as the Monks defeated the host Blue Jays (2-5, 0-3 GNAC) by a 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20) score in conference action and completed the day with a 3-1 (25-12, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17) win over Mitchell College (0-5).

For first-year Head Coach Jon Roberts, the triumph over University of Saint Joseph counts as the first victory of his college coaching career.

Saint Joseph's 3, University of Saint Joseph 1


  • Junior Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) led the way with 15 kills on 43 attempts
  • Freshman Olivia Kent (Ellington, Conn.) tallied 12 kills on 37 tries with four aces
  • Freshman Sarah Quinn (Dover, N.H.) notched eight kills and sophomore Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.) chipped in with seven kills and three total blocks
  • Sophomore Sophia Randall (Epping, N.H.) registered a double-double with 22 assists and 10 digs
  • Senior Sarah Dyer (Seabrook, N.H.) recorded four kills, 22 assists, seven aces, nine digs, and a pair of block assists
  • Senior Jennelle Thompson (Rochester, N.H.) posted a match-high 31 digs

Saint Joseph's 3, Mitchell College 1


  • Bickford recorded 21.5 points after notching a career-high 11 service aces with 10 kills – she also contributed seven digs and a block assist
  • Quinn boasted 14 kills – and just three errors - on 24 attempts with an outstanding .458 attack percentage
  • Kent contributed seven kills
  • Randall added 21 assists, two aces, and six digs and Dyer tallied five kills, 15 assists, two aces, and seven digs
  • Thompson chimed in with a match-high 20 digs


Saint Joseph's is back in action Wednesday when the Monks play host to Colby College in a 7:00 PM start.




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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