Saint Joseph's Edges Skidmore in 2019 Opener, 2-1

Saint Joseph's Edges Skidmore in 2019 Opener, 2-1

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saint Joseph's College (1-0) tipped Skidmore College (0-1), 2-1, in what was the 2019 season-opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon.


Sophomore Meghan Hill (Brookline, N.H.) kicked off the scoring in the 19th minute when she cleaned up a rebound off an Emma Rutledge (Alfred, Maine) shot for her first goal of the season.

The Thoroughbreds answered seven minutes later when Sarah Winters hit pay dirt on a penalty corner attempt off assists from Sofia Marshall and Carrie Hughes.

Freshman Megan Quirion (Oakland, Maine) netted what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 33:20 mark off a long ball.


Skidmore – which received votes in the NFHCA Preseason Coaches Poll - held advantages in shots (21-10), shots on goal (13-8), and penalty corners (15-8) in a losing effort.


Saint Joseph's junior Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) was outstanding in her first collegiate start between the pipes with 11 saves in the victory.

Skidmore keeper Jess Gaetgens posted four stops in the setback.


Saint Joseph's is now 2-1 all-time versus Skidmore College and, including a 3-2 at the SJC Athletics Complex last fall, has defeated the Thoroughbreds in consecutive meetings.


Saint Joseph's will play at Wellesley College tomorrow at 12:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at