PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (1-1, 1-0 GNAC) blanked Rivier University (1-3, 0-2 GNAC), 5-0, in what was the Monks' 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opener at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Friday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Saint Joseph's dominated the stat sheet in the first half to the tune of a 19-0 shots advantage, but managed to score just one goal – a Hayley Winslow (Falmouth, Maine) strike in the 15th minute – as Rivier netminder Emily Foster (West Lebanon, N.H.) notched six saves in the opening stanza with 17 stops overall.
The SJC offense began to click in the second frame, as senior Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) facilitated a pair of goals in a three-minute span, first on a Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) score at the 36:38 mark and again when Libby Pomerleau (Saco, Maine) hit pay-dirt at the 39:01 mark.
The 3-0 cushion remained until the 61st minute, when Pomerleau found the back of the cage off a Kayla Kelly dish and freshman Alexandra Belaire (Greene, Maine) capped the game scoring with her first collegiate tally off a Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) pass at the 64:22 mark.
Saint Joseph's recorded commanding leads in shots (36-3), shots on goal (22-2), and penalty corners (13-0) in the one-sided triumph.
With the victory, Saint Joseph's remains undefeated with a 9-0 record in the history of the series versus Rivier University.
Saint Joseph's plays at Husson University at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13th.
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.