Ward Brace Lifts Monks Past Vikings, 2-0

Ward Brace Lifts Monks Past Vikings, 2-0

SALEM, Mass. – Sophomore Austin Ward (North Andover, Mass.) registered the third brace of his collegiate career to help propel Saint Joseph's College (6-0-2) past Salem State University (4-4-0), 2-0, in a non-conference men's soccer contest on Wednesday evening.


Ward opened the scoring in the 38th minute when he delivered a low shot past Vikings netminder Christopher Jimenez (Nashua, N.H.). Ward connected again off a Cody Elliott (Gorham, Maine) pass with a shot to the lower right corner in the 71st minute.


Saint Joseph's dominated possession from wire to wire and held advantages in shots (11-2), shots on goal (6-1), and corner kicks (5-1) in the triumph.


SJC junior David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) turned away the only shot he faced to notch his fourth shutout of the season. Jimenez made four saves in the losing effort.


Saint Joseph's is now 2-1-0 all-time versus Salem State University, a team the Monks defeated by a 1-0 margin at home last fall.


Saint Joseph's will play at Suffolk University on Saturday in a conference contest scheduled to start at 12:00 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 www.sjcme.edu.