The Saint Joseph's field hockey team brings its newly-minted national ranking into the start of conference play this weekend as the Hawks play host to Saint Louis and Lock Haven.
Sunday's game marks Alumnae Day, as all Hawk field hockey alums are invited back to Hawk Hill to take in the contest with Lock Haven before participating in the Alumnae Game.
#23 Saint Joseph's vs. Saint Louis
Friday, September 15 • 4:00 p.m. • Ellen Ryan Field
• Saint Joseph's (4-2) split a pair of games against ranked opponents last weekend, falling at #15 James Madison, 4-1, before beating #22 Rutgers, 3-1, at Ellen Ryan Field on Sunday. The Dukes moved up to #13 in this week's poll, while the Scarlet Knights fell into a tie for 24th.
• Joining the poll this week were the Hawks, making their season debut in the rankings at 23rd. The Hawks were last ranked a season ago, when they were tied for the final spot in the Top 20 in the the last poll of the regular season.
• Last time out, the Hawks took an early lead against Rutgers, but the Scarlet Knights were able to tie things up a few minutes later. The game remained deadlocked until the middle of the second half, when freshman Quinn Maguire followed her own rebound and tucked home the eventual game-winner. She added a second as time expired to set the final margin at 3-1.
• Maguire garnered Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. She leads the Hawks with five goals on the season and is tied for the team lead with 10 points.
• Junior Anna Willocks has netted three goals and added a team-leading four assists to also check in with 10 points. Freshman Emily Henry is tied for second on the squad in goals scored with three as well.
• Sophomore Victoria Kammerinke has played every minute in the cage for the Hawks, posting a 1.49 goals against average with one shutout.
• Saint Louis (3-2) kicks off conference play on a three-game winning streak, as the Billikens followed up wins over LIU Brooklyn and Colgate with a 1-0 road triumph at Central Michigan on Sunday. Junior Carly Kissinger scored her team-leading third goal of the season late in the first half to provide the offense on the day.
• Kissinger also leads the Billikens with eight points on the season. Her two assists tie her with senior Morgan Crowe for the lead on the squad.
• Freshman Lillian Cossetto has started all five games in the cage for SLU and has posted a 2.22 GAA with a pair of clean sheets. Cossetto has held the opposition scoreless for the past 183:53 of gameplay.
• Saint Joseph's holds a 13-1 lead in the all-time series between the sides; last season, the Hawks earned a 7-0 road victory.
#23 Saint Joseph's vs. Lock Haven
Sunday, September 17 • Noon • Ellen Ryan Field
• Lock Haven (5-1) posted a pair of shutouts last weekend, blanking Colgate in double overtime, 1-0, on Friday before topping Siena, 3-0, on Sunday.
• Junior midfielder Alyscia Smith is the Eagles' leader in goals and points with five and 13, respectively. Freshman Tia Judy is the team leader in assists, with four, while Smith and freshman Kayla Brathwaite have tallied three apiece.
• Senior goalkeeper Paige Stuppy has played every minute for LHU, turning in a 1.09 GAA and two shutouts.
• The Eagles lead the all-time series, 7-2, but those wins have come in the last two seasons, as Willocks notched a hat trick in a 3-2 double-overtime win in 2015 and then scored both goals in a 2-1 win on the road a year ago.