Monks Suffer GNAC Championship Setback in Double Overtime

Monks Suffer GNAC Championship Setback in Double Overtime

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Kevin Reilly scored in the 104th minute to lift top-seeded Johnson & Wales University to a 1-0 double-overtime victory over second-seeded Saint Joseph's College of Maine in the GNAC Men's Soccer Championship on Saturday afternoon, cementing the Wildcats' automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The Monks' hopes for their fourth-consecutive conference title were dashed despite the fact that Saint Joseph's dominated possession and held sizeable advantages in shots (22-12) and corner kicks (11-1) in the setback.

SJC junior goalkeeper David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) made seven saves while JWU goalie Austin Scoggin (Cutchogue, N.Y.) registered nine stops in the title contest.

Save for a potential NCAA Tournament at-large berth, the loss signals the end of collegiate soccer for the Monks' seven seniors: Ryan Buonaiuto (Scituate, R.I.), Mitchell Duncan (Sanford, Maine), Cody Elliott (Gorham, Maine), Brennan Goodrich (Essex Junction, Vt.), Noah Robinson (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Jackson Taylor (Gorham, Maine), and Keenan Welzel (Brunswick, Maine).

During what is arguably the most impressive four-year span posted by a program in SJC Athletics history, this senior class played a hand in 87 games with an incredible 71-5-11 (.816) overall record, including an undefeated 37-0-4 (.902) mark in conference play, with three GNAC Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Over the last four seasons, the Monks have tallied 68 shutouts and outscored their opponents by a 241-28 margin.




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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