Second Half Strikes Lead Monks Past Terriers, 2-0

Second Half Strikes Lead Monks Past Terriers, 2-0


STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (7-3) defeated Thomas College (1-8), 2-0, in a non-conference field hockey contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Tuesday evening.


After a scoreless first half, the Monks found the scoreboard early in the second stanza when sophomore Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) lofted a shot over Thomas freshman keeper MacKenzie Oberholzer (Greencastle, Pa.), following a scrum in front of the visitor's cage, at the 47:35 mark.

Saint Joseph's tacked on an insurance goal in the closing minutes when junior Kara Kelly (York, Maine) scored off a rebound on an Alexandra Belaire (Greene, Maine) shot in the 69th minute.


Saint Joseph's junior Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) turned away both shots she faced to earn her fifth shutout of the year and 18th of her career. The third-year starter has allowed just two goals in her last 274 minutes between the pipes.

Oberholzer tallied six saves in a losing effort for the Terriers.


Saint Joseph's held the lead in shots (12-6) and shots on goal (8-2) while Thomas maintained a 9-7 edge in penalty corners on the evening.


With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 20-9 in the history of the series with Thomas College and has now defeated the Terriers in 12-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2007 campaign.


Saint Joseph's will host UMass.-Dartmouth in a non-conference contest at 3:30 PM on Thursday.




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