Monks Rally Past Chargers, 8-7

Monks Rally Past Chargers, 8-7

STANDISH, Maine – Junior Maddy Beaulieu (West Gardiner, Maine) scored a man-up goal with 1:03 remaining in regulation to lift Saint Joseph's College (1-2, 1-0 GNAC) past Colby-Sawyer College (1-1, 1-1 GNAC), 8-7, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's lacrosse game at the SJC Athletics Complex on Wednesday evening.


Trailing by a 7-4 score midway through the second half, the Monks rattled off four unanswered goals to clinch the thrilling victory. Sophomore Liz Callahan kicked off the scoring string with a man-up tally at the 16:09 mark, Beaulieu hit pay dirt at the 14:44 mark, and senior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) knotted the game at 7-7 with 9:07 left to play.

Both teams had chances to take the lead on free-position attempts late in the contest, as junior keeper Kaylin Mansir (West Gardiner, Maine) turned away a Sarah Morin (Pelham, N.H.) close-range shot with 5:14 left and a bid by SJC freshman Logan Champlin (Alfred, Maine) taken at the 1:25 mark sailed high.


Saint Joseph's held the lead in shots (28-18), ground balls (29-25) and draw controls (12-6) on the evening.


Mansir, who entered the game at the start of the second half, earned the victory after making four saves and allowing just one goal in 30 minutes. Freshman Madelyn Nelson (Casco, Maine) notched four stops in the first half.

Colby-Sawyer junior Kailyn Lapham (Medway, Mass.) turned away eight shots in the losing effort.


  • Beaulieu tallied two goals and an assist with five ground balls and two caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) posted a goal and an assist with a game-high eight draw controls
  • Senior Kara Kelly (York, Maine) added two assists, three ground balls, three caused turnovers, and two draw controls


  • Senior Brittany Ireland (Amherst, N.H.) scored two goals with three ground balls
  • Sophomore Briana Couture (South Hadley, Mass.) netted a pair of goals with two ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Madison Johansson (Stratham, N.H.) picked up three ground balls with four caused turnovers


Tonight's matchup between the Monks and Chargers was the first-ever between the institutions' women's lacrosse teams.


Saint Joseph's will host GNAC-rival University of Saint Joseph on Saturday at 3:00 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