Saint Joseph’s Fights Past Albertus Magnus, 2-0

Saint Joseph’s Fights Past Albertus Magnus, 2-0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Saint Joseph's College (11-2-2, 7-1-1 GNAC) blanked Albertus Magnus College (7-6-1, 4-5-1 GNAC), 2-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women's soccer matchup on Saturday afternoon.


After a scoreless first half the Monks hit pay dirt twice in a matter of nine minutes early in the second frame, as sophomore Kayley Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) struck for her second tally of the season in the 50th minute and junior McKenzie Murphy (West Baldwin, Maine) added her seventh strike of the year at the 58:14 mark.

Mattos netted what proved to be the game-winner on an impressive individual effort, as the sophomore striker weaved through several defenders en route to kicking a shot into the upper right corner.

Murphy scored her team-leading seventh goal of the year on a corner kick with classmate Madeline Wood (Madison, Maine) earning the assist. After sending the corner attempt into the box, Wood collected a rebound and sent it towards the net to find Murphy, who knocked the ball in to make it a 2-0 game.


SJC sophomore Adia Grogan (Kennebunk, Maine) turned away six shots to record her third shutout of the year while Albertus Magnus netminder Cassidy Scofield made eight saves in the losing bid.


Saint Joseph's held the edge in shots (14-11), shots on goal (10-6), and corner kicks (5-2) in the victory.


Saint Joseph's is now 9-4-1 all-time versus Albertus Magnus College and has defeated the Falcons in three-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2017 season.


Saint Joseph's hosts GNAC-rival Suffolk University on Wednesday at 7:00 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