The Saint Joseph's field hockey team, ranked 21st in the nation by the Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll for the third consecutive week, returns to Ellen Ryan Field for a pair of games this weekend. The Hawks will host UC Davis in non-conference action on Friday afternoon before Atlantic 10 leader Saint Francis (Pa.) visits Hawk Hill on Saturday.
#21 Saint Joseph's vs. UC Davis
Friday, October 6 • 3:00 p.m. • Ellen Ryan Field
• Last time out, Saint Joseph's (9-3 overall, 3-1 Atlantic 10) saw its six-game winning streak come to an end as an early second half penalty stroke gave Richmond a 1-0 win at Crenshaw Field. The defeat is the first for SJU in regular season conference play in nearly two calendar years; the last time the Hawks had lost a regular season conference game was October 16, 2015, at La Salle.
• Two days earlier, sophomore Victoria Kammerinke made a career-high 15 saves and freshman Quinn Maguire amassed five points as the Hawks routed VCU, 4-0, at Cary Street Field. Kammerinke made nine saves in the first half, matching her previous career high.
• For their efforts, Kammerinke and Maguire were tabbed the Co-Player and Rookie of the Week respectively, by the Atlantic 10.
• Kammerinke was then named the NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week and earned PhilaFieldHockey.com Defensive Player of the Week honors as well. She made 19 saves in two games and did not concede a goal in the run of play.
• Magurie is the Hawks' leading goal scorer with eight on the season, while junior Anna Willocks and freshman Emily Henry have each netted seven. Willocks leads the squad in points and assists with 21 and seven, respectively; Maguire and Henry rank second and third in total points with 19 and 15.
• Kammerinke has played every minute in the cage; her 1.15 goals against average is second in the conference, and her .825 save percentage is tops in the league. She has also posted four shutouts on the year, tying her for the league lead.
• UC Davis (1-9) also dropped a tough one on Sunday, as a goal midway through the second half led Ohio State to a 1-0 victory.
• Kim van der Meulen is the Aggies' leading scorer with six points on the season; her two goals are also a team-leading mark. Madison Cohen and Nica Taglieri have each chipped in with a team-high three assists; Cohen's five points also rank her second on the squad.
• Chelsea Bigelow has started all 10 games for the Aggies, checking in with a 3.52 GAA and a .715 save percentage.
• Friday's game marks the first-ever meeting between Saint Joseph's and UC Davis.
#21 Saint Joseph's vs. Saint Francis (Pa.)
Saturday, October 7 • 2:00 p.m. • Ellen Ryan Field
• Saint Francis (7-4 overall, 3-0 Atlantic 10) rolls into town after a pair of conference wins last weekend. On Friday, the Red Flash blanked Saint Louis, 2-0, before coming from behind to top Davidson, 2-1, on Sunday. In the win over the Wildcats, Brianna Govia scored the equalizer with 11:41 to go in the game and then assisted on Hannah Retherford's game-winner two minutes later.
• With three points for the week, Govia shared Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week honors with Kammerinke.
• Govia is the Red Flash's leader in goals, assists, and points, having scored six times and dished out six helpers for 18 points. Brea Seabrook is right on her heels with 17 points, having tallied six goals and five assists on the year.
• Elizabeth Dyer has started every game for SFU, checking in with a 1.24 GAA, a .803 save percentage, and a pair of shutouts.
• The Hawks hold a 6-1 edge in the all-time series between the two schools. SJU earned a 2-1 win on the road last season after Willocks netted twice on the day.