STANDISH, Maine — Saint Joseph’s (8-4-4, 4-4-4 GNAC) and Lasell College (11-4-1, 9-2-1 GNAC) dueled to a 1-1 stalemate in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s soccer contest at Westerlea Way Field on Thursday night.
Prior to kick-off, the Monks’ five seniors – Sally Leger (Westminster, Mass.), Casey Monaghan (Portland, Maine), Katie Chambers (Hampden, Maine), Jennifer Keaney (Scituate, Mass.) and Laura DiMillo (Portland, Maine) – were honored with a brief Senior Day ceremony in recognition of their achievements over the past four seasons.
Lasers sophomore Kayla Lynch (Dover, N.H.) put the visitors on the board early when she scored from close proximity off an Arianna DiOrio (Revere, Mass.) pass at the 11:41 mark. The 1-0 advantage remained until Chambers knocked in a cross pass from freshman teammate Hannah Leblanc (Andover, Mass.) with 24:23 remaining in regulation.
Saint Joseph’s appeared to have taken the lead just seven minutes later when junior Emily Cocciardi (Middleton, Mass.) steered a header on target off a well-placed corner kick from Whitney White (Salem, N.H.). Lasell keeper Ashley Parrelli (Marshfield, Mass.) made the save but players in the area argued, to no avail, that she was behind the line. The officials did not agree so play resumed.
Lasell nearly ended the contest 7:18 into the first overtime frame when Jill Greaney (Holyoke, Mass.) sent a high booming kick towards the goal from 30 yards out, but the bid clanged of the crossbar.
The Lasers’ lone goal seemed to be the result of a defensive lapse by the Monks, as Lynch found her way inside the box unchecked and finished with a relatively easy goal. Leblanc set up the SJC goal with tremendous hustle down the left side of the field. Her cross attempt from near the end-line was almost blocked by Parrelli, but the ball leaked through to Chambers, who toed the sphere into a wide-open net.
Lasell held advantages in shots (14-7) and corner kicks (5-2) while Saint Joseph’s was flagged for 12 fouls as opposed to seven infractions handed down to the Lasers.
For the Monks, Jaci Lorenzen (Windham, Maine) made five saves, while Parrelli registered four stops on the afternoon.
MIT 6, UNE 0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers took the lead less than three minutes into Thursday’s (Oct. 25) field hockey match with the University of New England and never looked back, as six different players scored in a 6-0 non-conference victory at Jack Barry Field.
MIT — which sits just outside the Top 20 (also receiving votes) in the latest NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll — won for the ninth straight outing to get to 14-2 overall. The Nor’easters slip back to 9-8 on the season.
After a penalty stroke conversion by Maddy Wharton at the 2:57 mark, scores by Caitlin Mackey (11th minute) and Molly Duffy (28th minute) made it 3-0 at the break. The hosts took every one of the 14 shots in the frame, as well as all five penalty corners.
The halftime margin could have been more if it weren’t for the efforts of UNE senior Laura Egounis (Boscawen, N.H.), who recorded three defensive saves in the period, upping her total this year to 13.
Midway through the second half, the Engineers struck for two more in a span of 2:04 to increase the difference to five. Siobhan Rigby and Kimberly Barker were credited with the goals. Molly McNamara added another one late to provide the final tally.
For the contest, MIT owned a 22-1 edge in shot attempts and 17-0 in tries on-target.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Warren (Boscawen, N.H.) logged seven saves in nearly 57 minutes of work for UNE before giving way to first-year Lauren Cray (Essex Junction, Vt.), who made one stop in the remaining time.