OCTOBER 21 | 11:00 AM
BOSTON – Suffolk women's soccer makes the trek to Standish, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 21 to wrap up regular season GNAC action versus St. Joseph's (Maine). Game time is set for 11 a.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk women's soccer dropped a 2-0 decision to Emmanuel Wednesday night at Roberto Clemente Field.
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With one conference contest remaining on Suffolk's slate, the Rams' 12 points on a 4-6-0 league ledger puts the blue-and-gold in seventh overall. Here are the situational factors to determine Suffolk's postseason fate:
- If Suffolk defeats or ties St. Joseph's (Maine) they will clinch the seventh seed in the tournament.
- If Suffolk ties St. Joseph's (Maine), but Albertus Magnus defeats Norwich, the teams are tied at 13 points each. The Falcons win the head-to-head tiebreaker thanks to their 4-0 win over the Rams in the regular season.
- If Suffolk losses and Albertus Magnus defeats Norwich, and Mount Ida takes down Simmons the Rams are out of playoff contention. The Falcons slid into seventh with 13 points and the Mustangs lock up eighth with 12 points thanks to their head-to-head 1-0 victory over the blue-and-gold in the regular season.
- If Suffolk and Mt. Ida both lose, but Albertus Magnus wins, the Rams dip to eighth place and the Falcons take seventh.
- If Suffolk falls to the Monks and Albertus Magnus ties or losses to Norwich and Mt. Ida falls or ties Simmons, Suffolk takes the seventh spot.
Suffolk saw its offensive onslaught come to a halt Wednesday night. After scattering 11 goals over two contests, the Rams were held off the scoreboard at Emmanuel to dip to 6-7 on the season and 4-6 in league play.
The senior class has anchored the Rams' attack this season. Co-captains Alexandra Nagri and Jennifer Martin sit one-two on the squad with 21 and 20 points, respectively. Nagri's stat line features 10 goals and one handout, while Martin owns eight markers and four assists.
Julia Fieldsend carries a 2.24 goals against average and a .763 save percentage into Saturday's showdown. The sophomore keeper has been Suffolk's go-to goalie in the last 11 contests, nine of which she started.
St. Joseph's (Maine) playoff spot is already clinched with the Monks currently in fifth thanks to a 6-3-1 league ledger and an 11-4-1 overall mark. The Monks are unbeaten through their last seven outings dating back to Sept. 27, riding a six-game win streak into Saturday.
Haley DeGraca has dominated the offense for SJC this season as the junior forward has notched 15 goals and dished out three assists for 33 points, which lands XXX amongst her conference counterparts. DeGraca is the only Monk producing double figures in points and goals with Hannah Butler and Emily DeLuca each sitting second on the squad with identical performances of four goals and one handout for nine points.
Brooke Troup has held down between the pipes for the Monks. The keeper holds a 0.88 goals against average and a .800 save percentage, allowing just 14 scores through 16 contests. Troup boasts seven shutouts for an 11-4-1 mark.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk looks for its first win over St. Joseph's (Maine) since 2010, as the Rams trail the all-time series, 1-8-2.
- The Rams lone victory came in 2010 in a 6-2 decision.
- Suffolk is on a two-game skid versus the Monks including a 3-1 setback in the last meeting, Oct. 5, 2016.
- There has been one shutout throughout the series. SJC took the decision, 1-0, in 2009.
Suffolk concludes regular season action in front of its home crowd Monday, Oct. 23 when it entertains Mass. Maritime at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park. Kickoff is set under the lights at 7 p.m.