RICHMOND, Va. – Two goals each from Tonya Botherway and Emily Henry helped lead the 12th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team past VCU, 6-1, at Cary Street Field on Friday afternoon.

• Botherway got Saint Joseph's (12-1 overall, 5-0 Atlantic 10) on the board four minutes into the game on a penalty corner before Henry tallied five minutes later to double the lead to 2-0.

Carolina Boxer then pushed the lead to 3-0 with just under 11 minutes to play in the second quarter; where it would remain through halftime.

• Botherway tallied again shortly after the break to extend the lead to 4-0, but VCU (5-8 overall, 3-3 Atlantic 10) then struck through Janne Wetzel on a corner to make it 4-1 after three.

• The Hawks pulled away with a pair in the fourth as Henry bagged her second before Emily Peters finished things off with just under six minutes remaining.

• The Hawks enjoyed a 15-9 shot advantage, and put 11 of those attempts on target.  VCU held a 6-4 edge in penalty corner opportunities.

Victoria Kammerinke made two saves on the day, while Cailin Bownas made four for the Rams.

The Hawks stay in town to take on Richmond on Sunday.  Game time is set for noon.

Saint Joseph's (12-1, 5-0)     2     1     1     2   –   6
VCU (5-8, 3-3)                        0     0     1     0   –   1

SJU: Botherway (2), Henry (2), Boxer, Peters
VCU: Wetzel

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