Courtesy of Saint Joseph's (Maine) Sports Information
PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (1-1) defeated Thomas College (0-1), 15-3, in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The Monks controlled play from the start with three goals in the first five minutes and carried a daunting 9-1 cushion into intermission. Saint Joseph's held sizeable advantages in shots (42-6), ground balls (39-23), draw controls (16-3), and caused turnovers (17-12) in the contest.
Saint Joseph's freshman Kaylin Mansir made three saves in the victory while Thomas netminder Sydni Collier (Oakland, Maine / Messalonskee) registered 18 saves in the losing effort.
For the Monks, Junior Elyse Caiazzo netted five goals with eight ground balls, four draw controls, and a pair of caused turnovers. Jackie Wilson tallied three goals and an assist with five ground balls, 10 draw controls, and three caused turnovers while Kara Kelly registered two goals, three assists, seven ground balls, and two caused turnovers. Sophomore Kayla Kelly added two goals and two assists.
Tiffany Weeks (Kennebunk, Maine / Kennebunk), Lindsey Allen (Jay, Maine / Spruce Mountain), and Sophia LaVallee (Pawling, N.Y. / Pawling) netted a goal apiece. Samantha Greenlaw (Windham, Maine / Windham) added four ground balls and three caused turnovers. Weeks also tallied four ground balls and two caused turnovers
With the victory, Saint Joseph's improves to 8-1 in the history of the series with Thomas College. The Monks defeated the Terriers by an 18-3 margin in Waterville last spring.
In their next game, the Terriers will travel to Dean College on Saturday, March 11 for a 2:00 p.m. non-conference matchup.