Goal in each half gives UNE 2-0 win over St. Joe's
The win evened the Nor'easters record at 1-1 on the young season, while the Monks suffered their first setback in three outings.
UNE got on the scoreboard late in the first half when senior Ellie Arsenault took a few touches up the left side and pushed a pass ahead to Dickerson, who maneuvered a low shot around St. Joe's senior goalkeeper Jaci Lorenzen, who had come off the goal line.
Despite a advantage in total shots, the Nor'easters were unable to build on their lead until the 86th minute. After a St. Joe's foul, Palmer drove a free kick into the upper left-hand corner of the frame for her fifth career goal.
Senior Gina Iannazzi made the scoring stand up for Big Blue, coming up with four saves on nine SJC shots for her third shutout.
Lorenzen had a total of nine saves on 19 UNE shots.
The Nor'easters return to action this weekend at an invitational tournament in the greater Boston area. UNE plays at Babson College (1:30 p.m.) Saturday and at Wellesley College Sunday (1 p.m.).
The Monks are off until next Tuesday (Sep. 10) when they play their home-opener versus UMaine Farmington (4 p.m.).