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The Saint Joseph's field hockey team, ranked 15th in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, returns home for a pair of games this weekend.  The Hawks will host 10th-ranked Delaware on Friday before welcoming crosstown rival Penn on Sunday.

#15 Saint Joseph's vs. #10 Delaware
Friday, September 20 | 3:30 p.m. | Ellen Ryan Field
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• Saint Joseph's (4-1) slipped one spot in the rankings after splitting a pair of games over the weekend.  The Hawks suffered their first defeat of the season last Friday night in a 2-1 overtime loss at then-#23 Syracuse, but bounced back on Sunday for a 4-2 win over Cornell.

• Sophomore Tonya Botherway led the offense with a pair of goals on Sunday, while junior Cassidy Atchison tallied two assists.  Freshman Kate Blincoe totaled a goal and an assist for the weekend.

• Botherway's five goals and 10 points are season-bests for SJU and are also tops in the Atlantic 10.  Senior Pepa Serrano is tied for the league lead with four assists, while Blincoe's three are good for third.

• Serrano and senior Kathrin Bentz are tied for second on the squad with six total points apiece.

• The Hawks have enjoyed a balanced attack, with 11 players scoring at least one goal over the season's first five games.  In total, 13 Hawks have tallied at least a point.

• Senior Victoria Kammerinke has played every second in the cage for SJU, posting a 1.38 goals against average and a save percentage of .741.

• Delaware (5-0) fell one spot in this week's poll despite winning its lone contest; a Sophie Giezeman goal late in the third quarter pushed the Blue Hens to a 1-0 win over then-#21 Rutgers last Friday.

• Sydney Rhodes made five saves for UD in the win en route to CAA Player of the Week honors.

• Femke Strien has totaled five goals and 11 points, leading the Blue Hens in both categories.  Lotte de Koning is second on the squad with four points, while her two assists lead the team.

• Rhodes has started all five games for Delaware and turned in a sparkling 0.40 GAA, conceding just twice in 300 minutes, to go with a save percentage of .895.

• Delaware holds the all-time advantage in the series, 11-9, but the Hawks have toppled the Blue Hens in each of the last two seasons.  Two years ago, SJU earned a 2-1 win over the then-defending national champion Blue Hens, and the Hawks followed that up with a 1-0 road win last season.

#15 Saint Joseph's vs. Penn
Sunday, September 22 | Noon | Ellen Ryan Field
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• Penn (0-4) dropped a pair last weekend, falling at Monmouth, 4-2, on Friday, before going down to Villanova on Sunday by a 3-2 score.

• Madison Jiranek is the Quakers' leading scorer with three goals and six points, while Gracyn Banks has tallied three points and Erin Kelly has added two assists.

• Ava Rosati has held down the fort in the cage, making 26 saves while starting all four contests for Penn.

• The Quakers lead the all-time series, 14-8, with the Hawks having earned a 4-0 road win a season ago.

• Penn head coach Colleen Fink is a former Hawk field hockey student-athlete and assistant coach.  A 2000 graduate of Saint Joseph's, Fink's father, the legendary Kevin Quinn '62, is a Saint Joseph's Athletics Hall of Famer and served as a track and field/cross country coach at SJU for 49 years.  Assistant coach Katelyn O'Brien is also a Saint Joseph's graduate, from the class of 2006, and ranks eighth in program history in both goals and assists.

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