PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph's women's lacrosse team (2-2) will hit the road for a trio of away contests over the course of the next 10 days, beginning with Manhattan and Stetson. The Hawks will take on Manhattan (0-4) this Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Gaelic Park before heading down to DeLand, Florida to face Stetson (0-7) on Tuesday, March 11.
Live streaming of the Saint Joseph's/Stetson game will be available through Hatter Vision via a subscription. Live stats will be available for both games.
Junior midfielder Hannah Hutchins (8G, 2A) and sophomore attack Emily Bowers (6G, 9A) have sparked Saint Joseph's offensive unit and combined for 13 points in SJU's 19-1 win over Delaware State last Thursday. The duo has fired off a combined 29 shots, landing 27 of those shots on goal.
Senior defender Brittany Hanrahan leads the team with 17 ground balls and eight caused turnovers while classmate Allison Heath owns eight ground balls and a team-best 10 draw controls. Sophomore goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (2-2) sports an 8.63 goals-against average and .523 save percentage in 215:39.
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The Hawks closed out the month of February in dominating fashion as SJU rolled past Delaware State, 19-1, last Thursday. Sophomore attack Emily Bowers dished out seven passes to break SJU's single-game record in assists and junior midfielder Hannah Hutchins scored a career-high five goals. Senior captain Brittany Hanrahan recorded a career-high 10 ground balls and five draw controls and caused a team-high three turnovers in the win. Freshman attack Nora McCallion added a goal and three assists en route to being named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.
The Jaspers are 0-4 entering Saturday's game having most recently dropped a 14-7 contest to Wagner on Wednesday afternoon. Manhattan is led by Stefanie Ranagan (4G, 1A) and Kelsey Rehain (3G, 1A) while goalkeeper Christin Fiorinelli sports a 10.71 goals-against average and .527 save percentage in 240:54 to go with a team-best 11 ground balls. Manhattan has been outscored 44-22 and held to just 5.5 goals per game through its opening four games.
SERIES HISTORY AGAINST THE JASPERS
Saint Joseph's is 2-0 all-time against Manhattan.The Hawks defeated the Jaspers 8-6 last season and 14-12 in 2012; both games were won by a two-goal differential and both games were played at home. Junior midfielder Julia Falcone netted a pair of goals in last season's win over Manhattan while senior attack Val Paolucci owns a team-high three career goals against the Jaspers.
The Hatters are 0-7 on the season and will play an additional game against Sacred Heart this Saturday before hosting the Hawks next Tuesday. Stetson is led by Christina Loya (5G, 2A) and Lindsay Summers (4G, 2A) while goalkeeper Caili Guilday (2-2) owns an 18.15 goals-against average and .416 save percentage in 343:48 to go with a team-best 21 ground balls. Stetson has been outscored 123-31 and held to just 4.4 goals per game through its first seven games of the season.
SERIES HISTORY AGAINST THE HATTERS
Tuesday's meeting will mark the first between the Saint Joseph's Hawks and the Stetson Hatters.