HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks took an early lead when junior Haley DaGraca (Saco, Maine) scored off a Colleen Sheehan (Medway, Mass.) through ball at the 11:21 mark and doubled their advantage 20 minutes later when freshman Brenna Smith (Maynard, Mass.) netted her first collegiate tally.
Saint Joseph's capped the game scoring five minutes into the second stanza when Sheehan scored off a Sarah Comtois (Lowell, Mass.) feed.
Saint Joseph's featured two netminders in the victory, as senior Brooke Troup (East Bridgewater, Mass.) made four saves in 69:42 between the pipes and freshman Madi Day (Hiram, Maine), making her collegiate debut, posted a pair of saves over 20:18 of mop-up duty.
UMF senior goalie Kiana Thompson (Industry, Maine) denied 13 of 16 shots in a losing effort.
Saint Joseph's held considerable leads in shots (23-12), shots on goal (16-6), and corner kicks (6-2) in the triumph.
With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 29-16-4 in the history of the series with UMaine-Farmington and snaps a three-game losing streak at the hands of the Beavers.
Saint Joseph's returns to action Wednesday when the team travels to Emmanuel College for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) match starting at 7:00 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.