#14 Babson Clips Saint Joseph's in NCAA First Round, 2-0

#14 Babson Clips Saint Joseph's in NCAA First Round, 2-0

BABSON CENTER, Mass. - #14 Babson College used a pair of third-quarter goals to defeat Saint Joseph's College (18-4), 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA DIII Field Hockey Tournament on Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, Babson advances to the NCAA 'Sweet 16' and will play at #2 Middlebury College on Saturday at 11:00 AM. For the Monks, the loss signals the end of the 2019 season.


After a scoreless and mostly even first half, the Beavers managed to score twice in the third frame to put the Monks away. Babson kicked off the game scoring with a beautiful reverse chip shot off the stick of Millie Brady on a corner attempt just 2:46 into the penultimate period.

The hosts capped the scoring ledger when Tori Roche tipped in a high pass just inside the right post on a left-to-right pass from Lauren Curley with only 11 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Monks' best bid to score came at the 49:53 mark when sophomore Emma Rutledge (Alfred, Maine) steered a shot on frame on a penalty corner attempt. Babson keeper Cassidy Riley kicked the shot away to preserve the shutout.


SJC junior goalie Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) made three saves in the setback while Babson netminder Cassidy Riley turned away a pair of shots in the shutout performance.


The Beavers held the lead in shots (6-4), shots on goal (5-2), and penalty corners (3-2) on the afternoon.


With the loss, Saint Joseph's falls to 0-2 all-time versus Babson College with both setbacks happening this season. The Beavers tipped the Monks by a 1-0 score in Standish on September 7th.


The setback signals the end of collegiate field hockey for the Monks' three seniors: Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine), Libby Pomerleau (Limerick, Maine), and Kylee Veilleux (Sabattus, Maine). The 2020 senior class helped Saint Joseph's win four GNAC Championships while posting a 66-19 (.777) overall record, including a 25-2 (.926) mark in GNAC play, during their time on the turf.





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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.