Monks Improve to 6-1-1 in GNAC Play

Monks Improve to 6-1-1 in GNAC Play

NEW LONDON, N.H. – October 16, 2019 – The Colby-Sawyer College women's soccer team fell to Saint Joseph's College, 3-0, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Kelsey Field Wednesday afternoon.

Saint Joseph's improves to 10-2-2 overall and 6-1-1 in conference action. The Monks travel to Albertus Magnus on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff against the Falcons. Colby-Sawyer falls to 6-9 overall and 3-5 in the GNAC. The Chargers play at Emmanuel on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The visitors got on the board in the 20th minute when sophomore Eilidh Sidaway (Dedham, Maine) sent a cross through the six-yard box that was deflected by the Colby-Sawyer keeper. Sophomore Ashley Emery (Madison, Maine) then used her body to redirect the ball into the back of the net.

The Monks doubled their lead in the 31st minute after a perfect through ball by first-year Madison Michaud (Presque Isle, Maine) set up a breakaway for junior McKenzie Murphy (West Baldwin, Maine). Murphy then shot into the opposite corner to record her fifth goal of the season.

Murphy added another goal in the second half when she finished a cross from senior Hailey Tarr (Eliot, Maine).

Sophomore Adia Grogan (Kennebunk, Maine) made five stops in 80 minutes, while senior Cori Balam (Lyndeborough, N.H.) did not face a shot in the final 10 minutes. Colby-Sawyer first-year goalie Alexis LeBreton (Bangor, Maine) finished with seven saves in the loss.

SJC held a 16-12 advantage in shots (11-5 in shots on goal), while Colby-Sawyer had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.






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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