Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:51 am

Monks Slip Past Terriers, 1-0

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (7-4, 3-1 GNAC) ended a three-game skid with a 1-0 victory over Thomas College (6-6, 2-0 NAC) at Mercy Field on Tuesday afternoon.

THE LEAD

After an essentially uneventful first half, the Monks flipped the switch in the second stanza and finally solved Thomas keeper Abbie Charrer (Waldo, Maine) in the 40th minute, when sophomore Bailey Cutler (Lisbon Falls, Maine) netted her fourth goal of the season. The tally was the result of a well-executed penalty corner with senior Amanda Celata (Dedham, Mass.) and sophomore Hayley Winslow (Falmouth, Maine) earning assists on the play.

NOTABLES

Junior forward Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) recorded seven shots with six on target in the narrow victory
Senior Meghan Williams (Greenland, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) made a key defensive save on a Taylor Bergeron (Lyman, Maine) shot in the fifth minute
Freshman Samantha Silva (Laconia, N.H.) came off the bench and provided a spark for the hosts, posting four shots on goal on the afternoon
THE KEEPERS

Freshman goalie Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) went relatively untested, making one save to record her fourth shutout of the season, for the Monks.

Charrer was extremely busy in goal for the Terriers, making a season-high 15 stops in the 1-0 setback.

TEAM TOTALS

Saint Joseph's held a 17-3 shots advantage, including a 12-1 cushion in the second half, with a 14-3 lead in penalty corners in the victory.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

With the win, Saint Joseph's improves to 18-9 in the history of the series with Thomas College and has now defeated the Terriers in 10-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2007 campaign. The Monks have also shut out the Terriers in each of the last four meetings between the in-state rivals.

The victory snaps a rare three-game losing streak for the field hockey team – a program that had not endured three straight setbacks since 2006.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's will host conference-rival Johnson & Wales University (2-9, 1-2 GNAC) at 12:00 PM on Saturday. The Monks are 2-0 all-time against JWU, which began sponsoring field hockey as a varsity sport in 2013, and defeated the Wildcats, 3-1, in Providence last fall.

Thomas plays at University of Maine-Farmington on Saturday at 10:30 AM.


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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:44 am

Field Hockey Tips Johnson & Wales, 2-1

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (8-4, 4-1 GNAC) defeated Johnson & Wales University, 2-1, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) field hockey match at Mercy Field on Saturday afternoon.

THE LEAD

Sophomore Karissa Boesch (Eliot, Maine) put the Monks on the board at the 2:45 mark when the second-year forward slammed home a rebound to net her first goal of the season. Sophomore Bailey Cutler (Lisbon Falls, Maine) provided the hosts with some breathing room in the 55th minute when she perfectly executed a tip-in off a Meghan Williams (Greenland, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas) crossing pass.

As it played out, the insurance marker proved to be the winner, as the Wildcats converted a penalty corner 11 minutes later. Sophomore midfielder Shaina Thompson (Delmar, Del.) effectively cut the visitors' deficit in half with an odd-angle shot from the left that landed in the lower right corner of the cage. Junior Amy Martin (Enfield, Conn.) was credited with an assist on the play.

NOTABLES

Boesch, making her third start of the season, paced the Royal Blue with five shots, all on target, in the victory
Cutler's game-winner counts as her second of the 2015 campaign
Today's contest marked the first time that the JWU field hockey team – a third-year NCAA DIII program – has played on the SJC campus
THE KEEPERS

Freshman goalie Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) made a pair of saves, including a terrific diving stick stop on a Giovanna Ciavardoni (Latham, N.Y.) breakaway in the seventh minute, in the victory.

JWU sophomore Shannon Yoder (Boyertown, Pa.) made eight saves in the losing bid.

TEAM TOTALS

Saint Joseph's owned an 11-4 shots advantage with a 9-3 lead in penalty corners on the afternoon.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

Saint Joseph's is now 3-0 all-time versus Johnson & Wales University, which has lost seven games by one goal this fall.

NEXT!

Saint Josephs' returns to action on Monday with a non-conference contest at Gordon College (4:00 PM). Johnson & Wales hosts Salve Regina University on Thursday (4:00 PM).

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:43 am

Saint Joseph’s Edges Gordon in Double OT, 1-0

WENHAM, Mass. - Freshman Kara Kelly (York, Maine) ended a scoreless tie four minutes into a second overtime period to lift Saint Joseph's College (9-4, 4-1 GNAC) past Gordon College (5-9, 3-4 CCC), 1-0, on Monday afternoon.

THE LEAD

Early in the second extra frame, freshman forward Michalia Parent (Westborough, Mass.) used her speed to get loose behind the Gordon defense and skipped a pass over a defender's stick to Kelly, who curled a shot around Fighting Scots keeper Shannon Hicks (Scarborough, Maine) to effectively end the game at the 88:57 mark.

NOTABLE

Junior forward Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) totaled seven shots, all on goal, in the victory
Today's win marks the Monks' first double-overtime triumph since the Royal Blue required a pair of extra frames to down Rivier University, 4-3, on September 23rd, 2012
THE KEEPERS

SJC freshman Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) posted five saves to record the fourth shutout of her collegiate career.

Hicks kept her team in the game until the end, stopping 15 of the 16 shots she faced in the hard-fought loss.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

Today's victory over Gordon College is the Monks' first-ever versus the Fighting Scots – a team St. Joe's had not played since 2003 prior to this afternoon. Saint Joseph's is now 1-5 all-time against Gordon, which is the first team the SJC field hockey program ever faced in and NCAA varsity contest – a 2-0 setback at home on September 16th, 1995.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's is off until next Saturday when the Monks travel to face conference-rival Lasell College (6-7, 3-1 GNAC) in a 12:00 PM start.

Gordon hosts Western New England on Wednesday at 7:00 PM.

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:44 am

Monks Shut Down Lasers, 2-0

NEWTON, Mass. – The Lasell College field hockey team fell short to the Monks of Saint Joseph's College (Maine) 2-0 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Grellier Field. With the loss, the Lasers move to 7-8 overall and 3-2 in conference play while the Monks improve to 10-4 overall and remain at number one in the conference at 5-1.

Monks junior Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) broke through in the fourth minute of the game as she capitalized from a corner opportunity, netting her ninth goal on the season for a 1-0 lead for the Monks. Freshman Michalia Parent (Westborough, Mass.) was credited with an assist on the play.

The visitors struck again in the 57th minute of the game when Parent potted her 7th goal on the season from a pass sent in Freshman Samantha Silva (Laconia, N.H.).

Lasell was outshot 20-9 and had four corner attempts compared to the Monks' nine.

Sophomore keeper Denise Landry falls to 7-8 overall with thirteen saves in the effort, as Monks freshman goalkeeper Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) earned the shutout and her seventh win of the season with one save on the day.

The Lasers return to play at home against Framingham St. for a 4:00 p.m. start on Thursday, October 22nd, while St. Joe's hosts UMaine Farmington at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20th.

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:16 am

Celata Nets Pair of Second-Half Goals, Monks Tip Beavers, 2-1

STANDISH, Maine – Senior forward Amanda Celata (Dedham, Mass.) scored a pair of second-half goals to lift Saint Joseph's College (11-4, 5-1 GNAC) past University of Maine-Farmington (8-4, 3-1 NAC), 2-1, in a non-conference field hockey contest at Mercy Field on Tuesday afternoon.

THE LEAD

Saint Joseph's appeared flat in the early going and suffered the consequences when Maine-Farmington freshman midfielder Emma Martineau (Greene, Maine) scored off a Rebecca Young (Plainfield, N.H.) feed in the 30th minute.

The Monks returned to form in the second stanza and the effort paid off in the 44th minute when Celata found the back of the cage off a Michalia Parent (Westborough, Mass.) pass to knot the game at 1-1. The duo connected for the same result 11 minutes later to account for the 2-1 final.

GOAL HISTORY

1. 29:49 UMF Emma Martineau Rebecca Young

Maine-Farmington broke a scoreless deadlock with a goal off a penalty corner, as Martineau slipped a backhand shot between the left post and SJC keeper Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine).

2. 43:57 SJMFH15 Amanda Celata Michalia Parent (VIDEO CLIP)

Celata put the Monks on the board on a well-executed corner play at the 43:57 mark. Serving as the injector, Celata pushed the ball to the top of the circle to senior Meghan Williams (Greenland, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas), who fed the ball to the right to Parent. The tic-tac-toe play concluded with a Celata one-timer to the left side of the cage.

3. 54:27 SJMFH15 Amanda Celata Michalia Parent (VIDEO CLIP)

The goal that proved to be the game-winner was nearly a carbon copy of the Monks' first tally. Attempting another penalty corner, Celata worked a give and go with Parent, as the freshman standout fed a pass through traffic to her senior teammate, who was near the left post and one-timed the feed into the left sector of the goal.

THE KEEPERS

For Saint Joseph's, Baker and junior Emma Astbury (Bridgewater, Vt.) split the contest, with the former making a pair of saves in the first frame and the latter going untested in the second stanza en route to picking up her second win of the season.

Junior Patty Smith (Gorham, Maine) made two saves in the losing effort for the Beavers.

TEAM STATS

Saint Joseph's held leads in shots (6-5) and penalty corners (8-4) in the victory. The Beavers outshot the Monks by a 4-1 margin in the first half while the hosts held a 5-1 shots lead in the second period.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 11-21 all-time versus Maine-Farmington, a team the Monks have defeated in eight of the last 10 games – dating back to the 2007 season - between the in-state rivals.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's travels to New Jersey this weekend to take on Kean University (12-4) on Saturday and Dickinson College (9-4) on Sunday. The Monks are 1-2 all-time against Kean and Sunday's meeting versus Dickinson will the first between the programs. Both contests will be played at Kean University, which is located in Union, New Jersey.

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:50 am

Kean Blanks Saint Joseph's, 4-0

Union, N.J. – Kean University (13-4) toppled Saint Joseph's College (11-4), 4-0, in a non-conference field hockey match on Saturday evening.

The Cougars were off to a great start as Marissa Robinson and Krista LaMaina came together for the first goal of the evening. Off LaMaina's corner, Robinson redirected the ball from the left side of the cage and passed it back to LaMaina for the score.

Jordan Colna scored the second goal of the night for Kean. The ball came to her stick from a deflection in front initially shot by Katie-Lynne Lussier, and Colna buried it in the top netting.

Kean (13-4) ended the first half leading in corners 7-2 and shots 8-1.

LaMaina and Robinson were at it again during the second half. Robinson scored twice for the Cougars in the 63rd and 68th minute off corners from LaMaina. Robinson fired both carbon-copy shots from the top of the circle to score five minutes apart.

St. Joe's was unable to get on the scoreboard for the night and left the Cougars four goals unanswered. Katie DiCarlo earned the shutout for Kean with one save. Colna also had a defensive save to cement the Cougar shutout.

The final shot count was 17-3 and Kean held a13-5 advantage for corners.

Saint Joseph's will play Dickinson College in Union tomorrow at 2:00 PM. The Cougars will play their final two games of the regular season on the road, starting with a non-conference matchup with SUNY New Paltz at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:04 am

Monks Defeat AMCATS in GNAC Semifinal, 3-1

PORTLAND, Maine – Second-seeded Saint Joseph's College (13-6) topped #3 Anna Maria College (13-7), 3-1, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference Field Hockey Tournament Semifinal at Deering Memorial Stadium on Wednesday evening.

THE LEAD

The Monks registered just four shots on the evening but hit pay dirt on three bids in a victory that propels Saint Joseph's into a conference championship match for the fifth time in the last eight seasons. Junior Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) and freshman Michalia Parent (Westborough, Mass.) both recorded a goal and an assist in the tourney triumph.

With the win, Saint Joseph's advances to the GNAC Championship game and will face top-seeded Simmons College, which blanked #5 Johnson & Wales University, 3-0, this evening in the other conference semifinal. The title bout will be played at 6:00 PM on Saturday at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The season may not be over for the AMCATS, who hope to earn a berth into the ECAC Tournament for the second-consecutive season.

GOAL HISTORY

1. 2:30 SJMFH15 Kara Kelly Michalia Parent

The Monks wasted little time securing a lead, as freshman Kara Kelly (York, Maine) scored off a right-to left crossing pass from Parent, who streaked down the near sideline with the ball for nearly 50 yards before dishing off to her classmate, just 2:30 after the opening whistle.

2. 32:11 SJMFH15 Michalia Parent Kelsey Dumond

St. Joe's doubled the advantage in the 33rd minute when Parent netted her 10th goal of the season. The freshman standout received a lead pass from Dumond near the top of the circle and deked a defender before placing a shot into the bottom right corner.

3. 40:58 SJMFH15 Kelsey Dumond (unassisted)

The 2-0 margin remained until the 41st minute, when Dumond scored her 11th of the year, an unassisted tally, to lift the hosts to a three-goal cushion. The play was the end result of a penalty corner, as several nifty passes led to a Dumond shot, in traffic, in the heart of the circle that found the lower right corner of the cage.

4. 68:22 ANM Kaitlyn Moran Kylie Dalbec

Anna Maria, which outshot Saint Joseph's, 9-4, in the loss, finally got on the board with a goal off a corner at the 68:22 mark, as junior Kaitlyn Moran found the back of the cage off a Kylie Dalbec (Portland, Maine) pass to account for the 3-1 final.

THE KEEPERS

St. Joe's freshman netminder Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) stopped three of the four shots she faced in the victory while AMCATS senior Mary Kate Breen (Londonderry, N.H.) posted one stop in the losing effort.

TEAM STATS

Anna Maria held a 9-4 shots advantage with a 6-4 lead in shots on goal while Saint Joseph's owned a 7-4 edge in penalty corners on the evening.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 12-3 in the history of the series with Anna Maria College, a team that ended the Monks' 2014 campaign with an upset 1-0 triumph in the GNAC Tournament semifinal round last fall.

NEXT!

Saint Joseph's is 14-7 all-time versus Simmons College, which claimed the first-ever GNAC Field Hockey Championship last fall. The Sharks handed the Monks their first regular-season GNAC loss earlier this season, a 2-0 setback in Boston on Saturday, October 3rd. Simmons is riding a four-game winning streak and has not allowed a goal in nearly 240 minutes of play.

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Re: Field Hockey 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:32 am

Simmons Holds Off Saint Joseph's in GNAC Title Bout, 1-0

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Top-seeded Simmons College (14-4, 5-1 GNAC) edged #2 Saint Joseph's College (13-7, 5-1 GNAC), 1-0, in the 2015 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Field Hockey Championship at Jack Barry Field on the MIT campus on Saturday evening.

With the victory, Simmons claims the conference title for the second-consecutive season and earns an automatic berth into the NCAA DIII Field Hockey Championship Tournament, which begins on Wednesday.

For the Monks, the loss signals the end of the 2015 campaign and the collegiate careers of the program's four seniors: Chelsea Bordeau (Rumford, Maine), Amanda Celata (Dedham, Mass.), Brenna Fitzgibbon (Exeter, N.H.) and Meghan Williams (Greenland, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas).

Junior forward Jenna Gagnon (Waterville, Maine), who was named the GNAC Tournament Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, snapped home the winning tally at 45:05 of the second half. Junior midfielder Amy Wilson (Falmouth, Mass.) carried the ball from midfield to the right side of the circle before dishing to sophomore forward Julie Saltamartini (East Hampstead, N.H.) on the right side of the box. Saltamartini then found Gagnon in stride for a one-timer in the left slot for what proved to be the game-winning marker.

The Monks threatened in the 15th minute of the first half when junior Kelsey Dumond (Lewiston, Maine) fired a shot off the left post following a penalty corner. Saint Joseph's later looked to score the equalizer in the final 14 minutes of the match with five penalty corners, including three in the span of less than a minute with Simmons down a player, due to a green card. The Monks managed three shots during their flurry, but were unable to connect for a score.

The Sharks, who have now won five straight games, held a 9-6 shots advantage while the Monks owned a 6-4 lead in penalty corners on the evening.

Junior keeper Brianna Rastello (Salem, N.H.) stopped three shots on the night to earn her eighth shutout of the season and 14th of her career for the Sharks, while extending her scoreless streak to 308:52 minutes. Senior back Alexia Malone Oliver (Bristol, R.I.) also made a defensive save for Simmons during Saint Joseph's late match rush.

First-year goalie Megan Baker (Gorham, Maine) made a pair of saves in the loss for the Monks.


2015 GNAC Field Hockey All-Tournament Team

MVP: Jenna Gagnon - junior forward (Waterville, Maine) - Simmons

Julie Saltamartini - sophomore forward (East Hampstead, N.H.) - Simmons

Amy Cronin – senior midfielder (Georgetown, Mass.) – Simmons

Alexia Malone Oliver – senior defender (Bristol, R.I.) - Simmons

Maizy Wagner – sophomore defender (Chester County, Pa.) - Simmons

Elyse Caiazzo - sophomore midfielder (Scarborough, Maine/Cheverus) – Saint Joseph's

Michalia Parent – freshman forward (Westborough, Mass.) – Saint Joseph's

Megan Baker – freshman goalkeeper (Gorham, Maine) – Saint Joseph's

Katherine Abro - junior midfielder (Leicester, Mass.) – Anna Maria

Lauren Beauregard - junior midfielder (Hubbardston, Mass.) – Anna Maria

Jessica Kocur - sophomore midfielder (Mattapoisett, Mass.) – Johnson & Wales

Shannon Yoder - sophomore goalie (Boyertown, Pa.) – Johnson & Wales

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