PHILADELPHIA – Two goals in each half led the 15th-ranked Saint Joseph’s field hockey team to a 4-0 win over Penn at Ellen Vagelos Field on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Freshman Tonya Botherway notched a two-goal game, while junior goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke posted her second shutout of the season.
The win is the first for the Hawks over the Quakers since 2011.
Senior Anna Willocks got Saint Joseph’s (4-1) on the board just seven and a half minutes into the contest as she beat goalkeeper Ava Rosati low for a 1-0 lead.
Botherway tallied her first of the day and fourth of the season with 11:47 to go to send the Hawks into the break with a 2-0 advantage.
Less than four minutes into the second half, Botherway scored again, taking a pass from freshman Johanna Huse after a penalty corner to make it a 3-0 game.
The Hawks dominated play, outshooting Penn (2-2) by a 14-6 margin while holding a 6-4 edge in penalty corner opportunities. Kammerinke made two saves in the win, while Rosati made four in the cage for the Quakers.
Saint Joseph’s will open conference play on Friday night at Davidson. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.