Finn Nets Seven in Runaway Win Over Southern Maine

Finn Nets Seven in Runaway Win Over Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine – Senior attack Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) scored seven goals to help launch Saint Joseph's College (9-2) past University of Southern Maine (3-4), 15-7, in a non-conference men's lacrosse contest on Monday afternoon.

The victory extends the Monks' winning streak to a program-best eight games.


The Huskies held a 4-3 lead after the first quarter and the rivalry matchup stood at a 6-6 stalemate heading into intermission. Finn put the Monks on top to stay with a pair of strikes in the opening five minutes of the third period as the visitors headed into the final frame with a 9-7 edge.

The fourth quarter was all St. Joe's however, as the Royal Blue netted six unanswered goals to add up to the 15-7 final score. Finn played a hand in five of the six tallies with three goals and a pair of assists in the closing stanza.


SJC sophomore netminder Logan Skinner (Irving, Texas) turned away 11 of the 18 shots he faced to improve to 9-1 on the season while USM freshman Alex Bonin (South Berwick, Maine) posted 12 saves in the losing effort.


Saint Joseph's posted advantages in shots (45-36), shots on goal (25-23), and face-off wins (13-12) while Southern Maine held a 35-25 lead in ground balls on the afternoon.


  • Finn scored a career-high nine points with seven goals and two assists and added a pair of ground balls and two caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Brendan Martin (Nashua, N.H.) netted three goals on five shots
  • Senior Tyler Retalic (Framingham, Mass.) scored two goals
  • Sophomore Zack Hamilton (Pepperell, Mass.) added a pair of tallies
  • Sophomore Alex Osmanski (Abington, Mass.) picked up a game-high eight ground balls


  • Senior Paul Leonardo (Groton, Mass.) scored a goal with two assists
  • Freshman Nick James (Portland, Maine) added a goal and an assist with three ground balls
  • Sophomore Steve Gilbert (Litchfield, Maine) chipped in with a goal and five ground balls and was 10-21 on face-off attempts
  • Junior Bryce Randall (Portland, Maine) netted a goal and an assist


With the victory Saint Joseph's is now 3-8 all-time versus University of Southern Maine and has now defeated the Huskies in consecutive meetings for the first time in the history of the matchup. SJC defeated USM by a 10-6 score at the SJC Athletics Complex last spring.


Saint Joseph's will host conference rival Anna Maria College on Saturday at 1:00 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