Monks Roll Past Beavers, 15-3

Monks Roll Past Beavers, 15-3

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (8-6) cruised past University of Maine-Farmington (5-7), 15-3, in a non-conference women's lacrosse contest on a rainy Monday night at the SJC Athletics Complex.


The visiting Beavers scored the game's first goal just 1:14 into play, as freshman Kaya Backman (South Portland, Maine) hit pay-dirt off an Isabella Monbouquette (Bath, Maine) pass to provide UMF with an early advantage.

The contest stood at a 2-2 tie after Monbouquette found the back of the net at the 26:13 mark, but the Monks' offense came to life and dominated the remainder of the half as sophomores Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) and Emily Ryan (Wakefield, Mass.) and senior Kayla Kelly (York, Maine) netted two goals apiece over the following 17 minutes to lift the hosts to a 9-3 cushion heading into intermission.

The rain persisted along with the SJC offense in the second stanza, as St. Joe's rattled off six unanswered goals to claim the 15-3 victory.


Saint Joseph's freshman Madelyn Nelson (Casco, Maine) registered five saves on eight shots to pick up the win while UMaine-Farmington split time in goal, with senior Heather Boland (Griswold, Conn.) posting five saves in the first half and freshman Lydia Wasina (Waterboro, Maine) turning away three shots in the second frame.


Saint Joseph's held the lead in shots (28-18), shots on goal (23-8), ground balls (28-26), and caused turnovers (10-7) while UMaine-Farmington posted a 12-7 advantage in draw controls.


  • Freshman Logan Champlin (Alfred, Maine) tallied three goals and an assist with six ground balls and four caused turnovers
  • Senior Kara Kelly (York, Maine) added three goals, an assist, and four ground balls
  • Kayla Kelly contributed two goals and an assist with three ground balls, five draw controls, and two caused turnovers
  • Sophomore Josie Ring (Newfield, Maine) chipped in with a goal, two assists and three ground balls


  • Monbouquette scored a goal with an assist and two ground balls
  • Kelly Lynch produced an assist with seven draw controls and two ground balls
  • Nicole Schofield added five ground balls and three draw controls


Saint Joseph's is now 6-1 all-time versus UMaine-Farmington and has defeated the Beavers in six-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2010 campaign.


Saint Joseph's will host Rivier University on Friday in a conference contest slated to begin at 3:00 PM.




Follow Saint Joseph's Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram!

SIGN UP to receive email alerts about your favorite SJC teams!

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