Rutledge Nets OT Winner, Monks Edge Panthers 1-0

Rutledge Nets OT Winner, Monks Edge Panthers 1-0

STANDISH, Maine – Sophomore Emma Rutledge (Alfred, Maine) scored 4:31 into overtime to lift Saint Joseph's College (15-3) past Plymouth State University (7-9), 1-0, in a non-conference field hockey contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Monday evening.

The Monks maintained possession for the better part of the game and outshot the Panthers by a 23-1 margin, but were unable to solve Plymouth State junior keeper Jess Distler (Brookfield, N.H.) until midway through the extra frame.

Saint Joseph's had several close opportunities to break the deadlock during regulation, as senior Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) and freshman Sophie Jacques (Peru, Maine) both drilled shots off the post in the third quarter.

The Monks split time in goal, as junior Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) did not face a shot in the first half and sophomore Isabelle Anton (Mount Vernon, N.H.) made one save in 34:31 minutes to earn her first career victory.

Distler made 11 saves in the Panthers' losing effort.

Overall, St. Joe's held the lead in shots (23-1), shots on goal (13-1), and penalty corners (10-0) on the evening.

The Monks are now 7-4 all-time versus Plymouth State University and have defeated the Panthers in three-consecutive meetings for the first time in the history of the matchup.

Saint Joseph's closes out the regular season on Wednesday with a 3:30 PM GNAC contest at Colby-Sawyer College.




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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