MERION STATION, Pa. – The Saint Joseph's field hockey team is set to close out its three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Hawks host Saint Francis at Ellen Ryan Field. Game time is set for noon.
After the game, the Hawks will host a clinic for young players at Ellen Ryan Field. For more information, visit yellowhathockey.com.
#12 Saint Joseph's vs. Saint Francis
Sunday, October 13 | Noon | Ellen Ryan Field
• Saint Joseph's (10-1 overall, 3-0 Atlantic 10) is ranked 12th in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll after a pair of home conference wins over Lock Haven and Saint Louis. On Friday, the Hawks tallied late in the first quarter to take the lead and didn't look back, cruising to a 4-0 win over the Bald Eagles. Two days later, Pepa Serrano notched her first collegiate hat trick as the Hawks routed SLU, 7-1.
• With a goal and two assists over the weekend, Carolina Boxer was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, while Serrano's three goals and two assists earned her recognition from PhilaFieldHockey.com.
• Serrano leads the Atlantic 10 in points (21) and assists (nine), while Tonya Botherway leads the conference with nine goals and ranks second in the league with 19 points. Serrano and Jordan Olenginski are tied for fifth in the league with six goals, while Kathrin Bentz's 14 points are good for fourth in the conference and Olenginski's 13 tie her for fifth. Bentz is second in the league with six assists, while Kate Blincoe's five put her in a tie for third.
• Five Atlantic 10 players have scored a pair of game-winning goals on the season. Three of them are Hawks: Botherway, Serrano, and Kacie Patton, whose five total goals lead all Atlantic 10 freshmen and rank seventh in the league overall.
• Goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke has started all 11 games for the Hawks, posting a 1.42 goals against average, a league-best .750 save percentage, and two shutouts. On Sunday, freshman Robin Bleekemolen made her collegiate debut with 30 shutout minutes in the second half; it marked the first time anyone other than Kammerinke stepped into the cage for the Hawks since October 29, 2016, when Amelia Deibler '17 posted a shutout victory at Davidson.
• Saint Francis (3-8 overall, 1-1 Atlantic 10) has dropped its last two after putting together a three-game winning streak. Last time out, the Red Flash fell at VCU, 4-1; Agustina Deharbe got SFU on the board just 67 seconds into the game, but the Rams equalized eight minutes later before going ahead for good midway through the second quarter.
• Taylor Nesmith leads the Red Flash with six goals and 13 points, tying for second and fifth in the Atlantic 10, respectively. Deharbe sits second on the team in both categories, with four goals and 11 points; she is tied for eighth in the conference in both categories.
• Samantha Olton has handed out four assists this season to lead Saint Francis and tie for fifth in the league.
• Claudia Marzec has played every minute in the cage for the Red Flash, posting a 3.50 GAA and a .705 save percentage.
• Prior to visiting Hawk Hill, SFU will visit La Salle on Friday afternoon.
• Saint Joseph's holds an 8-1 lead in the all-time series, having won the last five matchups. A season ago, Sara Hayes and Joely Helder '19 tallied two goals apiece as the Hawks earned a 5-0 road victory.