Saint Joseph’s & Gordon Play to Scoreless Stalemate

Saint Joseph’s & Gordon Play to Scoreless Stalemate

WENHAM, Mass. – #19 Saint Joseph's College (1-0-1) and Gordon College (1-0-1) dueled to a scoreless tie in a non-conference men's soccer match on Saturday evening.


Both squads battled back-and-forth throughout the entirety of the first half but were equally committed on the defensive side of the ball to eliminate any and every scoring threat, leaving the game in a heated scoreless draw at the half.

That duel continued into the second half of play, as the Scots and Monks put up equal numbers on shots (three a side) but neither was able to break its way onto the board, thus forcing a winner-take-all overtime.

The Monks had the best opportunity of the night in the first overtime when a Scots foul and subsequent free kick from 35 yards out on the right side sent a potential game-winner in to the head of SJC's Michael Wildes (Winslow, Maine), but Gordon keeper Brody Veleber snagged the attempt on frame to keep the game tied.


Saint Joseph's held the lead in shots (9-6) and shots on goal (6-2) on the evening while Gordon posted a 4-2 edge in corner kicks


SJC junior David Walbridge (Hampden, Mass.) turned away two shots while Veleber made six saves for the hosts.


With the tie Saint Joseph's is now 1-1-1 all-time versus Gordon College. The Monks blanked the Fighting Scots by a 3-0 score last fall.

Tonight's contest marks the first time that St. Joe's has been held scoreless since the Monks dueled Tufts University to a 0-0 tie in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament (11/12/17). The Jumbos eventually prevailed in a round of penalty kicks.


The Monks host Husson University on Tuesday, September 3rd (6:00 PM) in their first of five straight home games.






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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