NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's soccer team scored two second-half goals to take an all-important, 3-1, road win over Norwich University (NU), in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) match at Sabine Field Saturday evening.
Junior midfielder Elizabeth Garlock (Meriden, Conn.) and graduate student midfielder Emily Remicio (West Hartford, Conn.) both scored for USJ on the night. Senior midfielder and captain Ali O'Neill (Litchfield, Conn.) made two great setups for her teammates to record her first multi-assist game since 2018, and the second of her career. The Blue Jays' defense held serve the entire second half, preventing any potential opportunities from coming through, en route to the victory, their third in the last four games.
Score: Saint Joseph 3, Norwich 1
Records: USJ 7-2-1 (4-2-1 GNAC), NU 2-8-0 (1-8-0 GNAC)
Location: Sabine Field | Northfield, Vt.
COACH QUOTE [Jenna Kalwa] "It was a strong second-half performance as a team. We made some adjustments that were key to that success. Elizabeth Garlock once again stepped up big time for us. She earned that goal. The focus remains one game at a time. Identifying how our style can be successful against the matchups is critical to our program. Finding the right balance between training hard and recovery will also play a part."
- Garlock's second career goal. She also helped influence an own goal for USJ after forcing a Cadet defender to send the ball over the endline and into the cage.
- Remicio's first goal since her freshman season in 2018 when she scored in a 9-0 rout of Anna Maria on Oct. 10.
- First win over Norwich since 2017.
NUMBER TO KNOW
13 – USJ outshot NU on the game, 13-10, including a 7-5 edge in shots on goal. They split corner kicks, 2-2.
USJ – Sophomore goalie Victoria Schaffner (Waterbury, Conn.) picked up the win between the pipes to improve to 6-2-1 overall, allowing one goal in 90 minutes of work. She also had four stops.
NU – Freshman goalie Rebecca Karis (Fayetteville, N.C.) made five saves in the cage for Norwich Saturday in defeat (0-1-0) in a full 90 minutes.
The Blue Jays will look to secure another victory in a GNAC match against intrastate foe and arch rival, Albertus Magnus College, on Tuesday, October 12. Kickoff is expected at 4:00 p.m. on the USJ Soccer Field.
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