Leopards charge past monks, 13-9

STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s College (0-3) suffered a 13-9 setback against Wentworth Institute (2-1) at the SJC Athletics Complex Wednesday night.


The Monks held the lead for a good portion of the first half as junior Tim Goodfellow (Wayland, Mass.) and senior Xavier Michaud (Wales, Maine) gave the hosts a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes and Michaud and Sophomore Calvin Heline (Amesbury, Mass.) hit pay dirt midway through the second verse to make it a 5-3 game with 6:52 before the break.

Unfortunately for the Monks, the two-goal lead had quickly evaporated as the Leopards ended the second quarter with four unanswered goals and started the third third with two man-up markers to give them a 9-5 lead. SJC freshman Matt Denman (Brentwood, NH) ended the Wentworth scoring run with a man-up strike by Noah Tierney-Honan (Dracut, Mass.) at the nine-minute mark.

The Leopards scored three straight goals in four minutes and grabbed a powerful six-goal cushion (12-6) in the third quarter with 2:07 left.

Goodfellow scored his third goal of the game — a man-up record from a Tierney-Honan pass — at 1:41 in the third, but Wentworth switched to defensive mode in the fourth frame, keeping Saint Joseph’s off the board to the 6:04 mark , as Michaud scored his third goal of the evening to reduce the SJC deficit to 12-8.

The teams traded goals in the last five minutes, with freshman Tiger Hopkins (Leeds, Maine) closing the game with a heline court with 34 seconds remaining.


Saint Joseph’s led in shots (39-36) and shots on target (29-23), while Wentworth led in the evening in ground balls (40-32) and faceoffs (16-8).

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SJC student Liam Greene (Mansfield, Mass.) parried 10 shots with three ground balls while Wentworth student Ryan Kalberer (Port Jefferson Station, NY) made 20 saves in the win.


Goodfellow scored three goals – including two man-up markers – with one assist. Michaud scored three goals with a helper. Heline added a goal and an assist, which Tierney-Honan equaled with two assists. Senior Eli Arsenault (Saco, Maine) scored seven grounded balls with two turnovers made. Senior Connor Bogdanski (Southington, Connecticut) added five grounded balls


Sophomore Erik Vogt (Warwick, NY) had two goals, three assists and three ground balls. Junior Drew Bouley (Gloucester, Mass.) and freshman Tyler Longo (Kingston, NY) each had two goals and an assist. Senior Liam Carroll (Brookfield, Conn.) provided three assists sophomore Jared Hiller (North Andover, Mass.) scored two goals Freshman Samuel Silva (San Antonio, Texas) had seven ground balls and was 16-24 in faceoff attempts


With the loss, Saint Joseph’s falls to 1-4 in the series’ history with the Wentworth Institute.


Saint Joseph’s plays at Plymouth State University on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.