HAMDEN, Conn. – The Saint Joseph’s field hockey team hit the road on Sunday for the first time in two weeks. Unfortunately for the Crimson and Gray, the Hawks fell to Quinnipiac, 5-0, at the QU Turf Complex.
Quinnipiac (4-4) opened the scoring six and a half minutes in as Jennalise Taylor scored on a penalty corner. The Bobcats doubled the lead with 13 minutes to play in the half as Kristin Engelke scored the first of her two goals on the day to make it a 2-0 lead.
QU added another just less than three minutes later on a tally by Amanda Danziger before Engelke notched her second with 6:34 left in the frame.
Haley Swartz closed out the scoring with 33 seconds left in the half with an unassisted goal.
Jordan Martin led Saint Joseph’s (1-7) with four shots, while freshman goalkeeper Amelia Deibler made two saves in the second half in relief of Rachel Barnett to keep the Bobcats off the board. Claire McDugall added a defensive save in the second half as well.
The Hawks will take a 10-day break before their next game. SJU will host Villanova at Ellen Ryan Field on Wednesday, October 2. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.