PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (11-3, 7-1 GNAC) toppled Albertus Magnus College (4-9, 1-8 GNAC), 15-2, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's lacrosse contest at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
With the score tied 1-1 seven minutes into the game, the Monks rattled off 13 unanswered goals en route to securing a 14-1 cushion with 17:37 left in the second half. Albertus sophomore Aida Sarr (Bronx, N.Y.) and Saint Joseph's freshman Micary Verville (Portland, Maine/Deering) traded goals in the closing 10 minutes to account for the 15-2 final.
Prior to the start of the contest, the Monks held a brief ceremony to honor the program's two seniors: Jackie Wilson (Tiverton, R.I.) and Meghan Fullarton (Windham, Maine). Family members for both seniors collected at midfield with the parents accepting flowers and the players receiving a nice round of applause for their contributions during their four years in the program.
Saint Joseph's freshman Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) stopped eight of the 10 shots she faced to improve to 11-3 on the season while Albertus Magnus sophomore Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) registered 17 saves and four ground balls in a losing effort.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Junior Elyse Caiazzo (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) tallied four goals, two assists, four ground balls, two draw controls, and a caused turnover
- Wilson netted three goals with an assist, six ground balls, seven draw controls, and a pair of caused turnovers
- Sophomore Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) scored two goals with an assist, three ground balls, and two caused turnovers
- Freshman Madison Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) scored twice and was credited with an assist
- Sophomore Samantha Medlin (Kingston, Mass.) tallied two goals with three ground balls
- Verville scored and added three ground balls, three draw controls, and a pair of caused turnovers
- Junior Brianne Maloney (South Portland, Maine) chipped in with four caused turnovers
LEADERS – ALBERTUS MAGNUS:
- Freshman Courtney Cacace (Brookfield, Conn.) scored a goal with two ground balls
- Freshman Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.) registered two ground balls and four draw controls
- Freshman Korina Zelaya (Trumbull, Conn.) picked up four ground balls
With the victory, Saint Joseph's is now 4-0 in the history of the series with Albertus Magnus College. The Monks have outscored the Falcons by a collective 82-6 margin in the four-game set.
Saint Joseph's returns to action tomorrow with a make-up game versus University of Saint Joseph at Deering Memorial Stadium. The GNAC contest, which was originally to be played on April 1st, begins at 1:00 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.