The 15th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team will take on the crosstown rival Penn Quakers on Sunday afternoon.  It will be the Hawks' fourth consecutive road game after starting the season at home.

#15 Saint Joseph's at Penn
Sunday, September 9 | 1:00 p.m. | Ellen Vagelos Field (Philadelphia)
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• Saint Joseph's (3-1) moved up three spots to 15th in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll on Tuesday.  The ranking matches the program's highest, previously achieved in the final poll of the 2017 season.  The Hawks have now been ranked in 11 consecutive polls dating back to last season.

• Last week, the Hawks knocked off ninth-ranked Delaware, 1-0, before suffering an upset themselves at Rutgers.  On August 31, senior Anna Willocks converted on a penalty corner midway through the second half to lead the Hawks to a 1-0 win over the Blue Hens.  It marked the second consecutive season that the Hawks topped a Delaware squad ranked in the top 10.

• On Sunday, freshman Tonya Botherway tallied her team-leading third goal of the season but the Hawks would ultimately fall to Rutgers, 3-2.  The Scarlet Knights improved to 3-0 with the win and were ranked 23rd in this week's coaches poll.

• After notching her 60th career goal and her 17th career game-winner, Willocks was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week.

• Botherway is the Hawks' leading scorer with three goals and six points on the season.  She ranks fifth in the Atlantic 10 in goals scored.

• Senior Monica Tice and junior Pepa Serrano have each notched a team-best three assists, while Serrano's five points place her second on the squad.

• Junior goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke has posted a 1.25 goals against average to go with 13 saves so far this season.

• After Sunday's game, the Hawks will wrap up their six-game road stretch with a trip to North Carolina next week.  Saint Joseph's will open Atlantic 10 play at Davidson on Friday, September 16, before visiting #4 Duke two days later.

• Penn (1-1) opened its season last weekend with the Conference Crossover event at Ellen Vagelos Field.  The Quakers upset #14 Wake Forest, 1-0, on a Rachel Mirkin goal in double overtime.  Penn then fell to second-ranked North Carolina, 8-0, on Sunday.

• Junior Alexa Schneck is the Quakers' returning leading scorer, having tallied four goals and 10 points a season ago.  She assisted on Mirkin's game-winner last Friday.

• Junior Ava Rosati played the entirety of both matches in the cage for Penn after starting nine games and posting a 1.81 GAA and two shutouts in 2017.

• The Quakers will host Villanova this afternoon before the Hawks visit on Sunday.  Penn next heads to Iowa for a game with the Hawkeyes before hosting Drexel two days later.

• The Hawks and Quakers last met in 2016, with Penn taking a 5-4 overtime result at Ellen Ryan Field.  Saint Joseph's last beat Penn in 2011; the Quakers have won the last three meetings and hold a 14-7 lead in the all-time series.

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