Saint Joseph’s Falls to John Carroll, 17-8

Saint Joseph’s Falls to John Carroll, 17-8

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – John Carroll University (3-0) defeated Saint Joseph's College (0-1), 17-8, in a non-conference women's lacrosse contest during the Monks' spring trip to Puerto Rico on Tuesday afternoon.


Playing in their first game of the season, the Monks showed some rust early and faced a 5-0 deficit before senior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) netted an unassisted goal at the 13:51 mark of the first half. Kelly hit pay-dirt two more times and sophomore Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) scored off a Logan Champlin (Alfred, Maine) feed to make it an 11-4 contest heading into halftime.

The Blue Streaks opened the second stanza with five straight goals to claim a 16-4 cushion before the Monks capped the game on a 4-1 run to account for the 17-8 final.


John Carroll held advantages in shots (40-19), ground balls (19-11), and draw controls (21-7) and was 12-for-12 on clearing chances in the win. The Monks cleared their defensive end at a 50% (12-24) rate.


The Monks split time in goal, as freshman Madelyn Nelson (Casco, Maine) steered away nine shots in the first half and junior Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) posted nine saves in the second half.

John Carroll starter Elyssa Zablo made four saves in 41:24 of action while Kaleigh Kotula notched three stops in 18:36 of relief.


  • Kelly scored three goals with three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Josie Ring (Newfield, Maine) added a goal and two assists
  • Dexter tallied two goals, two ground balls, and three caused turnovers
  • Junior Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) scored two goals


  • Brooke McQuinn scored four goals with an assist and 12 draw controls
  • Alex Heishman tallied three goals and an assist with four ground balls and three caused turnovers
  • Alexis Guage chipped in with two goals and two assists


Saint Joseph's will wrap up the Puerto Rico trip Friday with a 9:00 AM contest versus Wentworth Institute.




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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