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Anna Maria Pulls Away Late, Beats Blue Jays, 7-1

Anna Maria Pulls Away Late, Beats Blue Jays, 7-1

PAXTON, Mass.  The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Field Hockey team lost a 7-1 contest to Anna Maria College (AMC) in its first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) match in program history Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Jays kept it close early, trailing 3-0 at the half. Junior midfielder Mackenzie Dinger (Hingham, Mass.) gave USJ a lift with a goal in the third to keep the visitors in striking distance, but the AMCATS poured it on in the final stanza, scoring four goals to pull away for good.

Score: Saint Joseph 1, Anna Maria 7
Records: USJ 1-3 (0-1 GNAC), AMC 2-3 (2-0 GNAC)
Location: Caparso Field | Paxton, Mass. 

COACH QUOTE [Karen Nell] "It was a tough loss for the Blue Jays tonight. Congrats to the AMCATS on the win. We hope to get our team healthy soon and ready for the all-important conference schedule."


  • Dinger is the third Blue Jay to score a goal this season.
  • Grad student forward Allyson Shaw (Worcester, Mass.) had a goal and three assists on the night for Anna Maria.
  • The AMCATS scored their final three goals less than six minutes apart.


29 – The Blue Jays were outshot by the AMCATS 29-5. Anna Maria also held a 15-2 penalty corners advantage.  


 –Freshman goalie Abby Delgado (Southington, Conn.) took the loss (1-1), allowing two goals in just under 20 minutes of play. Sophomore goalie Wendy Bowden (Old Saybrook, Conn.) took over for the final 40 minutes, allowing five goals and making seven saves.

AMC – Sophomore goalie Chloe Giordano (Revere, Mass.) saw just five minutes of game time Saturday. Junior goalkeeper Hannah Tobey (Falmouth, Mass.) picked up the win (1-3) going 54-plus minutes, allowing just the one goal, and also making a save.

The Blue Jays will be back home for a non-conference matchup with Bridgewater State on Tuesday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m. on the USJ Field Hockey Field.

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