St. Joe's (Maine) wins to stay unbeaten in the GNAC
|St. Joseph's senior Kyle
Shangraw scored the winning goal against Rivier.
St. Joseph's athletics
On Monday, the soccer action was light, but a number of matches involved conference front-runners.
In the GNAC, St. Joseph's (Maine) notched a second 3-0 decision in three days, blanking Rivier to remain unbeaten in the conference play at 6-0-0. Senior Kyle Shangraw scored the winner early, off an assist from freshman Victor Santos, and senior Fabrice Iraduha added two insurance goals in the second half. The Monks outshot Rivier 28-3 and improve to 12-2-0 overall.
Mt. Ida handed Johnson & Wales their first defeat of the season, blanking the Wildcats 2-0. With the loss, the second place Wildcats fall to 3-1-2 in the GNAC, 10-1-3 overall.
In non-conference action, Neumann defeated Swarthmore 1-0, in spite of being outshot 17-4. The stingy Knights defense and a penalty kick conversion by junior Brooks Skyers made the difference. It was the second match in three days that Neumann won via a penalty kick, with Skyers striking gold each time.
In women's action, No. 7 Ithaca edged Houghton 1-0 on a goal by senior Ellyn Grant-Keane to improve to 11-1-0, and UMass-Boston blanked Salve Regina 5-0. Beacon senior Krista Ledin set program records for single game goals and assists in the win.
Cairn University cruised past Valley Forge Christian 8-0, while Union bested Castleton State 3-1. Junior Breana Derella had two goals for Union, including the game winner.