#20 Kean Tops Saint Joseph's, 6-1

#20 Kean Tops Saint Joseph's, 6-1

UNION, N.J. - #20 Kean University (11-1) topped Saint Joseph's College (8-2), 6-1, in a non-conference field hockey contest on Sunday afternoon.


Kean got on the board first when Lia DiPiazza hit pay dirt off a penalty corner at the 10:06 mark and the Monks answered in the 35th minute when Alexandra Belaire (Greene, Maine) knotted the match with her fourth goal of the season with freshman Sophia Jacques (Peru, Maine) being credited with the assist.

The Monks managed to hold the Cougars – who had outscored their last three foes by a 25-1 composite score heading into today's action – off the board until the 36th minute, when Ja'Carra Jackson notched the first of five unanswered goals.


SJC junior starter Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) allowed four goals with seven saves in 42:13 minutes while sophomore Isabella Anton (Mount Vernon, N.H.) yielded two scores in 17:47 minutes of relief.

Kean keeper Belly Reynoso turned away three of the four shots she faced in the victory.


Kean held the lead in shots (25-5), shots on goal (15-4), and penalty corners (19-6) on the afternoon.


Both of the Monks' losses this fall have come at the hands of nationally ranked opponents. St. Joe's suffered a 1-0 setback at the hands of #14 Babson College.


With the loss Saint Joseph's falls to 2-6 all-time versus Kean University, a team the Monks defeated by a 2-1 score in Standish last fall.


Saint Joseph's is off until next Saturday when the Monks play at Simmons University in a conference contest slated to start at 11:00 AM.





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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 www.sjcme.edu.