PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (1-1) skated past Husson University (0-1), 17-1, in a non-conference women's lacrosse contest at Deering Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Saint Joseph's scored early and often in what was the Monks' 2016 home opener, as the hosts hit pay dirt on nearly half of their shots (37) with six different players finding the back of the cage in the rout.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S
- Sophomore Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) was dominant in all phases, with five goals, two assists, nine ground balls, seven caused turnovers, and a pair of draw controls
- Junior Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) scored five goals on seven shots with an assist and two ground balls
- Junior Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) registered two goals, two assists, five ground balls, nine draw controls, and four caused turnovers
- Senior Kat Gadbois (Scarborough, Maine) potted a goal with five helpers, seven ground balls, and five caused turnovers
- Senior Mary Leasure (South Portland, Maine/McAuley) scored with five assists and two ground balls
- Senior Elizabeth Elcock (Westwood, Mass.) netted three goals with a pair of ground balls
- Senior defender Meghan Williams (Greenland, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) chipped in with an assist, five ground balls, and three draw controls
- Senior goalie Michelle Cunha (Enfield, Conn.) stopped six of the seven shots she faced to pick up her first win of the season
LEADERS – HUSSON
- Junior Mariah Carrier (Lewiston, Maine) netted the Eagles' lone goal on a free-position shot with 2:59 left in the first half
- Freshman defender Serian Williams (Ulm, Germany) scooped up five ground balls
- Sophomore midfielder Amanda Deshaies (Wells, Maine) added four ground balls and three caused turnovers
- Junior goalie Kaitlin Dolloff (Richmond, R.I.) made 14 saves in the losing effort
Saint Joseph's held commanding leads in shots (37-8), draw controls (19-1), and ground balls (42-21) and was successful on nine of 12 clear attempts on the afternoon. Husson cleared successfully just eight times on 26 attempts.
With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 5-0-1 in the matchup with Husson University, a team the Monks defeated by a 17-8 score in Bangor last spring. Today's winning margin is the largest in the six-game history of the series.
Saint Joseph's heads to Naples, Florida tomorrow for a five-day spring training trip and returns to action next Saturday with a 4:00 PM home game versus UMass.-Dartmouth.
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.