PAXTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph’s College (4-2, 2-0 GNAC) crossed at Anna Maria College (1-4, 0-2 GNAC), 19-4, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s lacrosse action over Saturday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Monks were in the driver’s seat from the start as a sophomore, Shauna Clark (Oakland, Maine) booked a 12-0 run and scored the visitors’ first goal after Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) assisted just 51 seconds into the game and the game ended Rise with a hit by Hannah Flaherty (Waltham, Mass.) to make it a 12-0 game at 6:25 in the second quarter.
Juniors Teegan Gilreath (Lowell, Mass.) and Carson Battaglia (Gorham, Maine) led 12-1 at the break and fired in the third quarter at 2:00 and 11:54 respectively to extend SJC’s lead to 13 (14 -1).
After two hits from Anna Maria made it a 14-3 fight 7-01 in the third period, the Monks rattled off five unanswered markers as Battaglia, Svea Olson (Fryeburg, Maine), Heather Rohr (Merrimack, NH), Sophia Burton Westtown, NY) and Lydia Hill (Windham, Maine) all paid their way in the next 16 minutes.
St. Joe’s held the lead in shots (26-5), shots on target (24-4) and draw controls (19-7) in the win. Dean had a slight advantage on ground balls (21-18) while both teams scored nine in the conference matchup, resulting in turnovers.
Fort the Monks freshman keeper Alexis Eldridge (Effingham, NH) made three safes in 45 minutes while student Morgan Wright (Chelmsford, Mass.) faced a shot in 15 minutes of substitute duty.
Anna Maria goalkeeper Ashley Sheehan made five saves in a full game performance.
GUIDE – ST. JOSEPH:
Dexter had three goals, four assists, six draw controls and a pair of ground balls Clark had four goals on five shots with two ground balls Battaglia added four goals with one assist, eight draw controls and two turnovers caused Sophomore Brianna Paul (Brattleboro , Vt .) were credited with four assists, with Gilreath contributing two goals and one assist
EXECUTIVES – ANNA MARIA:
Olivia Stump had one goal and one assist with seven ground balls and five turnovers made. Makayla Gleba, Raegan Hachey and Alice Yokabaskas each scored a goal
The win moves Saint Joseph’s up to 6-0 in series history with Anna Maria College.
Saint Joseph’s resumes conference play Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Dean College.