Mikayla Call scored three goals and Jessica Needham added two more to give the Saint Joseph’s Maine women’s soccer team (4-1 GNAC, 4-3 overall) a 6-2 road victory over Suffolk University (2-3 GNAC, 3-4 overall) Tuesday at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Ma.
With the two teams tied 1-1 late in the first half, Call scored unassisted in the 33rd minute for her first goal of the game to put the Monks ahead for good. Katie Jordan added her only goal of the game 10 minutes later and Saint Joe’s took a 3-1 lead into the second half.
Call got the Monks started off on the right foot in the second frame as she connected on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute to give her team a commanding 4-1 lead. The sophomore wasn’t done as she put the finishing touches on the Rams with another goal in the 70th minute, thanks to an assist from Stephanie Masters, to make it a 5-2 game.
Needham scored the first and the final goal for the Monks. Her goal in the 16th minute gave Saint Joe’s an early 1-0 lead and her second goal of the game in the 87th minute made it a 6-2 decision.
Sophomore Graciela Sanchez (Milton, Massachusetts) and freshman Leslie Hayden (Ross, California) scored Suffolk’s two goals on the afternoon. Sanchez’s unassisted tally in the 22nd minute tied the score at 1-1. Hayden made it a 4-2 game with a penalty kick conversion in the 69th minute.
Saint Joe’s out shot the Rams 29-15. Emily Joyce had 14 saves for Suffolk and Katye Mayo had six saves for the Monks.
The Rams will look to get back to the .500 mark on the season when they travel to Vermont to take on Norwich University Saturday,Oct. 4 at 3:30 pm.