Monks Shoot Past Falcons, 8-0

Monks Shoot Past Falcons, 8-0

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (7-1, 2-0 GNAC) toppled Albertus Magnus College (1-5, 0-2 GNAC), 8-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) field hockey contest on a hot Saturday afternoon at the SJC Athletics Complex.

The Monks broke the program record with 58 shots – besting the former mark of 50 (vs. Salem State, 10/18/16) – and featured seven different goal-scorers in the one-sided triumph. Senior Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine) was the lone repeat-scorer with two goals and two assists in the victory over the second-year program.

With an assist on a Meghan Hill (Brookline, N.H.) tally in the 14th minute, Pomerleau overtook Kayla Nowell '11 as the Monks' all-time points leader. Pomerleau – who became the leading goal scorer in team history last fall - has netted 149 points (62 goals, 25 assists) over 71 career games while Nowell notched 146 points (57 goals, 32 assists) in 75 games over four seasons.

Albertus Magnus freshman goalkeeper Mikayla Lyston (Medford, N.Y.) was by far the busiest player on the field and notched a career-high 34 saves in the setback. Lyston made a handful of acrobatic stops, including a diving block on an Alexandra Belaire (Greene, Maine) penalty stroke attempt at the 33:33 mark.

Saint Joseph's returns to play next Friday with a non-conference home game versus Thomas College at 6:00 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