DEDHAM, Mass. – Freshman Emily Peters tipped home the game-winner with 11 minutes to go to lead the 19th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team past Northeastern, 4-3, at Dedham Field on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Quinn Maguire scored two goals and added an assist, while junior Anna Willocks chipped in with a goal as well.
Northeastern (7-10) took an early lead as Jamie Bartucca tipped home a deflection on a corner just 2:36 into the game.
Maguire answered four minutes later, tipping a ball from freshman Jordan Olenginski past Julia Gluyas to tie the game.
Saint Joseph’s (15-3) struck twice before halftime to take the lead. Willocks put the Hawks in front with a shot into the upper part of the goal before Maguire took a feed from sophomore Corinne Gerber to double the lead to 3-1 midway through the frame.
The Hawks would take the two-goal lead into the break, but it was déjà vu all over again as Bartucca struck just 2:25 into the half to get the Huskies back within one. She then notched an assist on Camille O’Conor’s equalizer with 17:24 to go.
Six minutes later, however, the Hawk freshman connection came through once again as Peters redirected a ball from Maguire past Gluyas to give SJU a 4-3 lead.
The Hawks then had to weather a green card with 7:34 to go before the Huskies pulled the keeper in an attempt to turn up the offensive pressure. Sophomore Victoria Kammerinke was up to the task, however, stopping Laura MacLachlan’s effort on a penalty corner with 36 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
Kammerinke finished the day with five saves, while Gluyas made three. SJU enjoyed a 12-11 edge in shots on the day, while Northeastern earned six penalty corners to two for the Hawks.
Saint Joseph’s will wrap up the 2017 regular season on Saturday with a home game against Davidson. Prior to the game, the Hawks will honor Jackalyn Pauling in their annual Senior Day ceremony. The Hawks will also host 10-year-old Braeden Most, who is battling leukemia, and his family as part of their partnership with the Kisses for Kyle Foundation.