BOSTON, MA - The Saint Joseph's Field Hockey team remained
undefeated in conference play with a 3-2 overtime victory over
Simmons College on Saturday afternoon. JuliaOstrowski '10 (Albany, NY) netted her fourth
game-winning goal, and second in extra play, this fall off a
JillianKimball '10 (Albany
Township, ME) 6:19 into overtime to lift the Monks (13-3, 6-0 NAC)
over the Sharks (4-13, 1-5).
St. Joe's outshot the hosts by a wide margin - 31-12, but
Simmons keeper Jen Szkolt '10 (Bondsville, MA) kept her team in the
game with nine saves. SJC goalie MeaghanJohnson '12 (Portland, ME/Cheverus) recorded three
saves in the victory.
KaylaNowell '11 (Bridgton,
ME) opened the game scoring for the Monks with her 15th
marker of the season off an Ostrowski helper in the 11th
minute of play. Simmons midfielder Katelyn Tighe '12 (Easton, MA)
knotted the game at one apiece with an unassisted goal five minutes
CourtneyRague '11 (Old
Orchard Beach, ME) provided the Royal Blue with a 2-1 lead when she
tallied her sixth goal of the year in the 19th minute of
The one-goal cushion held until the 62nd minute when
Sharks forward Emily Sypher '10 (Orono, ME) tied the game off a
The back-and-forth scoring set the stage for
Ostrowski's heroics, as the senior forward from
Guilderland Central High School proceeded help the Monks maintain
their spotless conference record.
St. Joe's will close out the regular season, and conference,
schedule on Sunday with a game at Lasell College (7-9, 3-3 NAC)
slated to begin at 3:00 PM. Simmons will play host to NAC rival
Husson University on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
The Monks are guaranteed a home contest in the NAC Playoffs,
which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 31st. The
semifinals will be played on Wednesday, November 4th and the
championship is set for Saturday, November 7th. All games are
played at the higher seed with times TBD.
St. Joseph's (Me.) (13-3) vs. SIMMONS (4-13)
Date: Oct 24, 2009 Attendance: 60
Goals by period 1 2
St. Joseph's (Me.).. 2 0 - 3
SIMMONS............. 1 1 - 2