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MEN’S SOCCER: Saint Joseph’s shuts down AMCATS

MEN’S SOCCER: Saint Joseph’s shuts down AMCATS

The Basics:

-Score: Saint Joseph's College (Maine) 4, Anna Maria College 0

-Records: Anna Maria (1-7-1, 0-4 GNAC), Saint Joseph's (7-0-1, 3-0-1 GNAC)

-Location: Standish, Maine (SJC Athletics Complex)

-The Lead: Saint Joseph's College toppled Anna Maria College, 4-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men's soccer contest at the SJC Athletics Complex on Wednesday night. Four first-half goals from four different players lifted the Monks to their seventh victory of the season.

How It Happened:

-Senior Trevor Lopes (Cumberland, R.I.) netted what proved to be the game-winner in the 17th minute, when he received a pass from Cody Elliott (Gorham, Maine) and launched a tough angle shot from the right to the upper left 90.

-Sophomore Mitchell Duncan (Sanford, Maine) scored on a Brett Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) feed in the 30th minute and assisted on a Keenan Welzel (Brunswick, Maine) marker three minutes later.

-Sophomore Ryan Buonaiuto (Scituate, R.I.) capped the scoring with his second goal of the year, off a Noah Elmore (Berlin, Vt.) pass, in the 44th minute.

-The Monks split time in net, with junior Blake Mullen (Manchester, Conn.) making a pair of stops in the first half and third-year Coleman Reifke (Loudon, N.H.) posting one save in the second stanza.

-Anna Maria freshman netminder Jeffre Donahue (Rockland, Mass.) tallied 16 saves.

Inside the Numbers:

-Saint Joseph's held commanding leads in shots (41-6), shots on goal (20-3), and corner kicks (8-0) on the evening.

-Saint Joseph's remains undefeated (7-0) in the history of the series with Anna Maria College and has now defeated the AMCATS by a 4-0 score in each of the last three meetings.

Up Next:

The AMCATS return to action on Saturday, Sept. 30, in a GNAC match-up at Albertus Magnus College (3:30 p.m.) Saint Joseph's travels to Suffolk University on Saturday for a 4:00 PM conference contest.


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