MERION STATION, Pa. – The Saint Joseph's field hockey team notched a shutout on Sunday as the Hawks blanked Penn, 3-0, at Ellen Ryan Field on Sunday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Penn (0-5) enjoyed an early spell of possession, earning a pair of early penalty corners, but it was the 15th-ranked Hawks that broke through first as senior Kayla Walker fired a pass in from the right wing that junior Sara Hayes tipped home for a 1-0 SJU lead with 4:30 remaining in the first quarter.
• After a quiet third quarter, the Hawks added an insurance goal five minutes into the fourth. Freshman Kate Blincoe sent a ball toward the cage on a penalty corner, and senior Emily Sayre tipped it home to make it a 3-0 game.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE
• Senior Victoria Kammerinke posted her first shutout of the season, making six saves. Ava Rosati made three stops for Penn.
• The Quakers outshot Saint Joseph's (6-1), 18-9, but each team registered six shots on goal. Penn enjoyed eight corners while SJU took three.
"This whole weekend we really tried to focus on 'team,' and how we could come together as a team," Olenginski said. "We put up a good fight and came out with two wins.
"We definitely have some things to work on this week, but the biggest thing is if we can play as a team, we'll put our best effort forward."
The Hawks will open conference play on Friday at Massachusetts before visiting #17 Boston College on Sunday. Game time in Amherst is set for 3:00 p.m.
Penn (0-5) 0 0 0 0 – 0
Saint Joseph's (6-1) 1 1 0 1 – 3
SJU: Hayes, Olenginski, Sayre
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