STANDISH, Maine – Dayna Gambino (Newington, Conn.) scored a second half-goal for the University of Saint Joseph, but the St. Joseph's College Monks, of Maine, made the most of its opportunities to score a 3-1 win in a GNAC game Saturday in Maine.
The Monks improved to 7-1 overall and share the lead in the GNAC at 3-0. The Blue Jays are 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
USJ played their way into more opportunities, outshooting the Monks, 14-8, including 7-4 on shots on goal and had more corner kicks, 6-2.
USJ fell in a quick hole when Kim Jordan scored just 2:36 into the game on the Monks' first shot on goal. Ashley Beaulieu scored at 26:54 and SJC led 2-0 at halftime.
Gambino scored 11 minutes into the second half off a feed from Emily Burke (Windsor Locks, Conn.) to bring the Blue Jays within 2-1. But the Monks got the final tally on a goal from Hannah Leblanc, 11 minutes later.
USJ next hosts Suffolk in a GNAC match-up, Wed. Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.