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Women’s Lacrosse Advances to GNAC Championship!


5/3/22 – Top-seeded Saint Joseph’s College (19-0) held off a late rally to defeat #5 Emmanuel College (10-9), 12-7, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Tuesday evening.

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With the win, Saint Joseph’s advances to the GNAC Championship game for the third time – and first since 2015 – and will host #3 Johnson & Wales University in the conference title bout on Saturday at 2:00 PM. The Wildcats upset second-seeded Simmons University, 14-10, in other semifinal action this evening to advance to the championship contest.

For Emmanuel, the loss brings an end to the 2022 campaign.


The Monks opened the contest with seven unanswered goals and held a 10-1 lead after grad student Lydia Dexter (Oakland, Maine) kicked off the third quarter with her 78th marker of the season.

With the game seemingly out of reach, the Saints fought back into contention by netting five of the subsequent six goals to cut their deficit to 11-6 with 3:43 on the clock. The visitors’ momentum ended 46 seconds later when sophomore Carson Battaglia (Gorham, Maine) scored her 38th marker of the season to make it a 12-6 game.


Saint Joseph’s held the lead in shots (35-22), shots on goal (26-15), ground balls (36-21), and draw controls (13-10) in the triumph.


SJC freshman starter Morgan Wright (Chelmsford, Mass.) played very well in the victory and tallied eight saves, three ground balls, and a caused turnover.

Emmanuel senior Emma Crowley (Peterborough, N.H.) turned away 14 shots in the losing effort.


  • Dexter tallied three goals, an assist, three ground balls, and eight draw controls
  • Sophomore Bridget Collins (Milford, Conn.) scored four goals on six shots
  • Sophomore Megan Mourmouras (Biddeford, Maine) netted four goals with an assist, four ground balls, two draw controls, and a pair of caused turnovers
  • Freshman Shauna Clark (Oakland, Maine) had a great game with two assists and nine ground balls
  • Junior Tara Powers (Tyngsboro, Mass.) chipped in with three caused turnovers and two ground balls