PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (1-1) toppled Thomas College (0-1), 15-3, in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks controlled play from the start with three goals in the first five minutes and carried a daunting 9-1 cushion into intermission. Saint Joseph's held sizeable advantages in shots (42-6), ground balls (39-23), draw controls (16-3), and caused turnovers (17-12) in the one-sided contest.
Saint Joseph's freshman Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) made three saves in the victory while Thomas netminder Sydni Collier (Oakland, Maine) registered 18 saves in the losing effort.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Junior Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) netted five goals with eight ground balls, four draw controls, and a pair of caused turnovers
- Senior Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) tallied three goals and an assist with five ground balls, 10 draw controls, and three caused turnovers
- Sophomore Kara Kelly (York, Maine) registered two goals, three assists, seven ground balls, and two caused turnovers
- Sophomore Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) added two goals and two assists
- Freshman Micary Verville (Portland, Maine/Deering) chipped in with three ground balls and three caused turnovers
- Sophomore Samantha Medlin (Kingston, Mass.) contributed a goal and an assist with three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers
LEADERS – THOMAS:
- Alexis Felch (Laconia, N.H.), Lindsey Allen (Jay, Maine), and Sophia LaVallee (Pawling, N.Y.) netted a goal apiece
- Samantha Greenlaw (Windham, Maine) added four ground balls and three caused turnovers
- Tiffany Weeks (Kennebunk, Maine) tallied four ground balls and two caused turnovers
With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 8-1 in the history of the series with Thomas College. The Monks defeated the Terriers by an 18-3 margin in Waterville last spring.
Saint Joseph's returns to action next Wednesday facing University of Southern Maine at Deering Memorial Stadium in a 7:00 PM start. Thomas plays at Dean College Saturday at 2:00 PM.
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.