The St. Joseph's College Monks (6-2 overall, 3-1 GNAC) topped the Suffolk University Rams (3-7 overall, 2-2 GNAC) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Wednesday evening by a 2-1 margin.
Sophomore Zach Johnson (Westbrook, Me.) scored the game-winner in the game's sixty-sixth minute as his shot from 10 yards out beat Suffolk goalkeeper James Potter (North Kingston, R.I.) to his right side. Johnson took a feed from sophomore Russ Suleski (Amesbury, Mass.) and bolted up the field with a kick off his left foot to improve the Monks to 3-1 in league play and a 6-2 overall mark on the season.
Senior Danny Lloyd (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) scored the Rams lone goal as he converted on a penalty kick eleven minutes into the contest. Lloyd scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season as he deked Monks' goalie Kenny Grade (Hampton, N.H.) to move to his right as he pushed home a shot to the left side of the goal for the first score of the contest.
The Monks would even the game with a minute remaining in the first half after Suffolk controlled most of the offensive tempo early on. Senior Jesse West (Sheldon, Vt.) headed in a loose ball off of a free kick by freshman Ryan Jordan (Stadish, Me.) to even the game at one.
Suffolk held a 23-17 margin in shots during the contest, including a 14-10 edge in the first half, but could not capitalize on their opportunities.
Lloyd recorded nine shots in the contest, as he nearly scored in the game's seventh minute as he made several individual moves to push past the Monks' defense but his shot ricocheted off the goal post.
Grade made 10 saves in the contest to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Potter was once again solid in net for the Rams, despite the loss as the freshman keeper made 11 saves.
Both teams will be back in GNAC action on Saturday afternoon. St. Joseph's will travel back to Boston to take on Emmanuel College at 1:00pm. Suffolk will travel to Anna Maria College for a 2:30 match.
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