Field Hockey: Monks Blank Eagles in Opener
9/1 – Saint Joseph’s College (1-0) fought past Husson University in non-conference field hockey action at the SJC Athletics Complex on Thursday evening. The contest was the 2022 season opener for both programs.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Freshman forward Maya Waryas (Bellows Falls, Vt.) put the Monks on the board at the 11:29 mark when she netted her first collegiate goal off an Abbie Jacques (Mount Vernon, Maine) assist. Jacques sent a bouncing ball toward the net that found Waryas, who batted the ball out of the air and into the net.
The 1-0 lead remained until the 57:05 mark, when senior Alexa Gutowski (North Conway, N.H.) scored on a perfectly executed penalty corner. Seniors Megan Quirion (Oakland, Maine) and Molly McCluskey (Orono, Maine) were both credited with assists on the tic-tac-toe scoring play.
The Eagles held the lead in shots (16-12) and penalty corners (13-11) while the Monks posted a 9-8 edge in shots on goal on the evening.
SJC sophomore Kassidy Collins (Gardiner, Maine) made six saves in the shutout performance while Husson netminder Kimmie Goddard (Westbrook, Maine) also notched six stops in a losing bid.
Saint Joseph’s senior defender Morgan Dalton (Livermore Falls, Maine) made a pair of defensive saves in the triumph and Husson senior back Mallory Fairbanks (Lisbon Falls, Maine) added a defensive stop for the Eagles.
With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 16-19 all-time versus Husson University and has now defeated the Eagles in three-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2018 season…the Monks have now won four-straight season-openers.
Saint Joseph’s will play at Skidmore College on Sunday in an 11:00 AM start.