Monks Open GNAC Play with Sweep Over Falcons, 9-2 & 7-3

Monks Open GNAC Play with Sweep Over Falcons, 9-2 & 7-3

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College softball team was swept by Saint Joseph's College of Maine in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Shea Stadium.


FINAL (G1): Saint Joseph's (ME) 9 | Albertus Magnus 2

FINAL (G2): Saint Joseph's (ME) 7 | Albertus Magnus 3

RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (11-9, 0-2) | Saint Joseph's (ME) (4-11, 2-0)


After two scoreless innings, Saint Joseph's struck first scoring a single run in the top of the third thanks to a RBI single from Madisyn Charest (Sydney, Maine), however an RBI groundout from Jess Stettinger (East Haven, Conn.) in the home half of the inning evened the game at 1-1.

Bats came alive for the Monks over the next three and half innings of play as the visitors took a commanding 9-1 lead, behind a four-run inning in the top of the sixth. Albertus was held to only one run in the bottom of the seventh and fell 9-2 in game one of its conference opener.


Kate Whitney (Jonesboro, Maine) picked up the win for the Monks after allowing two runs on six hits while striking out one.

Falcons' starter Kristin Cunning (Hoboken, N.J.) earned the loss and fell to 2-2 on the season.

Over 6.1 innings, Cunning allowed nine runs on eight hits.

Melodie Bailey (Lebanon, Maine), Megan Eagleston (Reading, Mass.) and Ashley Emery (Madison, Maine) led the visitors with two hits while Emery added two RBI to her stat line.

Aliza Esposito (East Haven, Conn.) and Kayla Resto (Shelton, Conn.) finished with two hits apiece.


Saint Joseph's opened the nightcap with the one-run edge, 1-0, behind a Meghan Elliott (Mendon, Mass.) RBI double that drove in Charest from second. Albertus evened things up in the bottom of the third as Resto scored after advancing home following a pickoff attempt at second.

The Monks regained the lead in the top of the fifth and never looked back to secure the conference sweep, defeating Albertus 7-3. Albertus rallied in the bottom of the sixth scoring two runs on three hits, but it wasn't enough for the comeback.


Caitlyn King (Old Town, Maine) threw a complete game to pick up the win for the Monks. She yielded three runs on seven hits and struck out a batter.

A quartet of Monks registered at least two hits, including three three-hit performances from Charest, Bailey Rassol (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Kaylee Burns (Saco, Maine).

The Falcons were led by Resto who went 2-for-2 at the plate.

Junior Laura Anderson (East Haven, Conn.) fell to 6-2 on the year following today's loss as well as finished the game posting one of the Falcons' two RBI.


Saint Joseph's continues conference play tomorrow with a pair of games at Norwich University. The lid-lifter is scheduled to start 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