BOSTON – For the first time in two weeks, the Suffolk women's soccer team will take the pitch at the friendly confines of James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park when the Rams welcome Saint Joseph's (Maine) Wednesday, Oct. 5. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team fell in a 4-0 shutout to Simmons in GNAC play Saturday afternoon at Daly Field.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk has fallen in its past four contests to dip to 4-6 overall and 2-3 in GNAC play. The Rams were outscored 19-1 in that four-game stretch.
Jennifer Martin and Alexandra Nagri have each scored a team-best seven goals this season with Nagri leading the team in points with 15 thanks to one handout. The juniors are the only Rams in double digit points and are tied for third in the conference in goals.
All three of Suffolk's netminders have seen action this season. Kirsten Weiker leads the way with seven starts, 59 saves and a 2.38 goals-against average. Jordan Pettograsso (6 saves, 3.98 gaa) and Julia Fieldsend (14 saves, 4.00 gaa) have also seen action.
Saint Joseph's was shutout at Johnson & Wales Saturday to bring a 3-5-1 season and 3-1-1 conference record into play Wednesday.
Haley DaGraca is the most potent offensive threat for the Monks as the forward has 22 points thanks to 10 goals and two assists. Sarah Comtois is also in double figures in points with five scores and three handouts.
Brooke Troup and Cori Balam have each played in net for St. Joseph's this season. In 10 starts, Troup owns a 6-4-1 record with two shutouts, 52 saves and a1.53 goals-against average. Balam, meanwhile, started two games for the Monks and has nine saves and a 4.39 goals-against average to her credit.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk trails the all-time series with St. Joseph's, 1-7-2. Last season, the Monks defeated the Rams, 2-1, in Standish, Maine.
All four of the Rams' victories this season are shutouts. The four cleansheets in one year are the most since matching that number in 2013.
In the 9-0 victory Wednesday night at Wheelock, Suffolk poured in the most goals (9) since scoring 12 in a 12-0 shutout win over Anna Maria Oct. 24, 2012. The nine tallies are the fourth most goals all-time in the program's 10-year history, with the Rams' tallying nine goals on two other occasions, both 9-0 wins – Oct. 14, 2009 vs. Mass. Maritime and Oct. 13, 2010 vs. Newbury.
Jennifer Martin, who is the first Ram with a multi-goal game since Alexandra Nagri netted two in the season finale last season at Mount Ida, racked up four tallies in the 9-0 triumph at Wheelock Wednesday. Her offensive outpour, she ties the fourth-most goals in a single-game by a Ram and is the most goals by a Ram since Leslie Hayden and Lauren Cameron netted five and four, respectively at Anna Maria Oct. 10, 2011. The junior is also the first Ram to net a hat trick since Nagri did so in a 4-3 win at St. Joseph (Conn.) Sept. 19, 2015.
For the second straight year, Suffolk Athletics invites all members of Ram Nation to East Boston Memorial Park for a double feature soccer contest and #RamsFanFest Saturday, Oct. 15.
SUFFOLK FREE RADIO
Suffolk Athletics has teamed up with Suffolk Free Radio to bring Ram Nation 17 live broadcasts of Suffolk soccer games this season.
The pre-game shows are set to launch 15 minutes prior to kick-off of all contests and fans can follow along at mixlr.com/suffolkfreeradio/.
Suffolk heads back out on the road Saturday, Oct. 8 when the Rams make the trek to Norwich for a 3:30 p.m. contest.