|Thomas College||Saint Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (2-2) defeated Thomas College (0-3), 3-1, in non-conference women’s soccer action at Westerlea Way Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Saint Joseph’s possessed the ball for the lion’s share of the contest and held a considerable 34-3 advantage in shots with a 14-0 lead in corner kicks in the victory. Sophomore Emily Thornton (Westbrook, Maine) set up the first goal of the contest, a Desiree Parent (Westborough, Mass.) tally in the 14th minute, and doubled the Monks’ cushion when she netted the second goal of her collegiate career at the 28:22 mark. Junior Sarah Comtois (Lowell, Mass.) closed out the SJC ledger with her team-leading third goal of the season, off an Emily Moreau (Litchfield, N.H.) feed, in the 52nd minute.
Freshman Kayla Bess (Madison, Maine) put the Terriers on the board with her first collegiate marker in the 58th minute.
For Saint Joseph’s, junior Brooke Troup (East Bridgewater, Mass.) allowed a goal and made a pair of saves in 71 minuteswhile freshman Cori Balam (Lyndeborough, N.H.) was untested in 19 minutes of relief. Thomas senior Paige Leary (Palermo, Maine) faced 10 shots and registered 10 stops over 90 minutes in goal.