St. Joseph's Rallies to Down Southern Maine 4-1

            WINDHAM, Maine  --  Senior Lauren Hagerman (Scarborough, Maine) had a goal and an assist as St. Joseph's College rallied from a 1-0 deficit with four unanswered goals to defeat the University of Southern Maine, 4-1, in a non-conference women's soccer match Wednesday afternoon. 

            The win was the second straight for the Monks who concluded their regular season with an 11-5-2 overall record.  The Huskies, winners in their previous two matches, fall to 4-13-0 overall.  The match was played at Windham High School to help St. Joseph's play a men's conference make-up match at Westerlea Way Field in Standish.

            Hagerman was credited with the tying goal in the 33rd minute when her shot was misplayed by the USM defense into the net.  She later assisted on the Monks third goal.

            Southern Maine had taken a 1-0 advantage in the 31st minute as freshman Catherine Wise (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cheverus) converted for her fifth goal of the season.  Junior Heidi DeHaan (Lewiston, Maine) picked up the assist.

            Tied at 1-1 through halftime, the Monks took the lead for good in the 55th minute when senior Brianna Jordan (Scarborough, Maine) knocked home a cross from junior Mikayla Call (Portland, Maine/Catherine McAuley).  The goal was the sixth of the campaign for Jordan.  In the 65th minute, Hagerman sent a cross into the box where senior Anna Willis (Gorham, Maine) finished for her second goal of the season.  Rookie Katherine Chambers (Hampden, Maine) closed the scoring in the 69th minute netting her fifth goal.

            Southern Maine senior goalkeeper Alison Bradley (Auckland, New Zealand) was busy making 11 saves.  St. Joseph's senior goalie Katye Mayo (Fairfield, Maine/Lawrence) was credited with four stops.  St. Joseph's piled up a 19-7 advantage in shots and a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.

            The Huskies close their 2009 regular season this Saturday (1:30 p.m.) traveling to Keene State College for a Little East Conference match.  St. Joseph's opens the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament at home on Sunday as the top seed against an opponent to be determined.