STANDISH, Maine — Graduate student Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) broke the monks’ career points record when Saint Joseph’s College (9-2, 7-0 GNAC) defeated Lasell University (2-8, 2-5 GNAC) at 17 defeated. 3, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s lacrosse action at the SJC Athletics Complex on Wednesday night.
Dexter entered tonight’s competition three points behind the Monks’ career record set by Elyse Caiazzo ’18, who had 318 points (263 goals, 55 assists) in 71 games over four seasons. Dexter set the record with an assist to a goal by Teegan Gilreath (Lowell, Mass.) 4:52 into the game and topped the total with an unassisted record at the 6:56 mark of the first half.
Dexter finished the game with three goals and three assists and has 321 points (178 goals, 143 assists) in just 56 career competitions.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks immediately took control, scoring four goals in 1:28 early in the first quarter as Gilreath put the lead with hits at the 12:36 and 11:08 marks while runner-up Shauna Clark (Oakland, Maine ) and Dexter hit pay dirt between timestamps to level the hosts’ 4-0 advantage.
As the game progressed, the Monks went on 14 unanswered goals to start the game as Bridget Collins (Milford, Connecticut) had a vacant position at 1:19 in the second quarter, giving the Royal Blues a 14-0 lead at the break.
Sophomore Brianna Paul (Brattleboro, Vt.), freshman Alexis Copp (New Durham, NH) and sophomore Morgan Wright (Chelmsford, Mass.) capped the game for the Monks with second-half goals.
Saint Joseph’s led in shots (34-21), shots on target (24-11), ground ball (24-12), draw controls (13-10) and conceded turnovers (7-6) in the win.
SJC freshman Alexis Eldridge (Effingham, NH) clinched the win after making eight saves in 45 minutes while Wright went untested between the whistles in 15 minutes.
For Lasell, freshman starter Joy Sayah (Rockland, Mass.) made five saves in the first half, while freshman McKenna Ecker (Liverpool, NY) made two stops in the second stanza.
GUIDE – ST. JOSEPH:
Dexter scored three goals with three assists Gilreath added three goals with four shots Clark scored two goals and a pair of assists Junior Carson Battaglia (Gorham, Maine) scored two goals and one assist with eight draw controls and four ground balls that Collins had on two Goals tacked and an assist with three ground balls Sophomore Mackenzie Siebert (Naples, Maine) contributed two goals and an assist. Paul contributed a goal and an assist. Junior Madison Scott (Cumberland, Maine) picked up three ground balls and caused three turnovers
GUIDE – LASELL:
Junior Teresa Kessner (Brentwood, NY) scored two goals on 12 shots with two ground balls and three draw controls. Junior Kaitlin Bedell (Londonderry, NH) added a goal and two draw controls. Senior Emily Chapdelaine (East Longmeadow, Mass.) controlled at two ground balls and a pair of draw controls
With the win, Saint Joseph’s improves to 8-10 all-time against Lasell University.
Saint Joseph’s plays at Elms College on Saturday in a GNAC competition scheduled to start at 3pm.