Jacques Nets Hat Trick, Monks Top Fighting Scots 3-1

Jacques Nets Hat Trick, Monks Top Fighting Scots 3-1

WENHAM, Mass. – Freshman Sophia Jacques (Peru, Maine) netted the first three goals of her collegiate career to help Saint Joseph's College (11-2) defeat Gordon College (5-10), 3-1, in a non-conference field hockey game on Monday afternoon.


The Monks applied plenty of pressure early and finally found the scoreboard on their fourth penalty corner of the first quarter, when Jacques scored off an Alexandra Belaire (Greene, Maine) pass at the 11:56 mark.

The Jacques-Belaire combo struck again 3:07 into the second quarter to make it a 2-0 contest.

The Fighting Scots cut the Monks' advantage in half when Cara Goudie netted an unassisted marker in the 23rd minute.

Jacques completed the hat trick performance early in the third quarter when she hit pay dirt on another penalty corner bid. Sophomore Emma Rutledge (Alfred, Maine) was credited with an assist on the visitors' final tally.


Saint Joseph's junior Alexandria Simpson (Pascoag, R.I.) made three saves in the victory while Gordon netminder Julia Altman recorded four stops in the setback.


Saint Joseph's held the lead in shots (12-7), shots on goal (8-4), and penalty corners (9-2) in the 3-1 triumph.


Saint Joseph's is now 4-2 all-time versus Gordon College and have defeated the Fighting Scots in three-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2017 season.


Saint Joseph's will host Colby College in a non-conference contest on Wednesday at 7:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.