College of St. Joseph's women's soccer team traveled to South Portland on Sept. 9, falling 10-0 to the Southern Maine Community College Seawolves.
CSJ's Samantha Beaudreault had a fabulous showing, despite the scoreline, recording close to 20 saves and earning compliments from the opposing coaches, as well as referees. The ball was in the Fighting Saints' defensive end for the majority of the game, so Beaudreault had to be ready for a shot at any and all moments.
"My goalie, Sam Beaudreault, was amazing. She came up huge on saves, we just couldn't keep the ball out of our defensive third," said CSJ Head Coach Teri Perry.
The Fighting Saints held strong defensively up until the 22nd minute, when a foul was called inside the penalty box and the Seawolves were awarded a penalty kick. Jessika Haskell (four goals, one assist) stepped up to take the kick and recorded her first goal of the contest. She scored her second not long after.
It seemed the floodgates had opened, as the Seawolves scored two more goals over the next five minutes. Grace MacDougall (two goals) tallied at the 24:28 mark, and Callie O'Brien (two goals) at 27:57. Haskell completed a hat trick before the halftime whistle blew, scoring in the 38th minute.
The second half was much like the first, with the Saints' defense able to keep the Seawolves from scoring for about 20 minutes. Samantha Munson and Haley Fletcher made it onto the scoresheet before the final whistle blew.
"We were frustrating them, but eventually they just wore us down. They had subs, we didn't, and we even played down a man at the end of the first and second halves, when they scored 4 of their goals," said Perry.
The Fighting Saints will be playing at NHTI on Thursday, Sept. 14 in a rescheduled game.