The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team caps a three-game road swing this Friday with a match at #20 Princeton at 7 p.m. on ESPN+. The Hawks and Tigers, who are facing each other for just the fourth time, are currently two of the last 64 undefeated teams in the nation.
ABOUT THE HAWKS
• Saint Joseph's enter Friday with a 3-0-1 record, matching its best start to a season since 2012.
• The Hawks are coming off a 1-0-1 performance on the road last week that included a 1-1 double overtime draw at Rutgers last Thursday and 2-1 victory at James Madison on Sunday.
• The Hawks were ranked seventh in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll after being ranked 10th the previous week.
• Senior Taylor Ryan, who had an assist and the game-winning goal over the Dukes, was named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
• Freshman Mackenzie Ehresman scored the opening goal at Rutgers on Thursday and was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Monday.
• Senior goalkeeper Grace Bendon is tied for second all-time in wins (22) and enters Friday just one shy of the all-time mark (23).
ABOUT THE TIGERS
• Princeton is currently 2-0-0 on the season with wins at New Hampshire and Boston University.
• Friday marks the home opener for the Tigers.
• Junior goalkeeper Natalie Grossi has yet to allow a goal this season and has made seven saves in a pair of shutout victories.
• Senior Mimi Asom has tallied two of the Tigers' three goals on the season and leads the squad in points (four) and shots (nine).
• Princeton is currently ranked 20th in the United Soccer Coaches National Poll and third in the East Region.
• The Tigers are coming off a deep run in last year's NCAA Tournament in which they advanced to the Quarterfinals before losing to UCLA, 3-1.