NEWY YORK, N.Y. - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team continues its five-game road swing this week as the Hawks head to Columbia and Lehigh. Saint Joseph's takes on the Lions on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium, then travels to Lehigh for a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.
ABOUT SAINT JOSEPH'S (3-2-1)
• Saint Joseph's is coming off a 1-1-0 week in which it topped James Madison, 2-1, last Thursday, but fell at Pitt, 2-0, on Sunday.
• Graduate student Dakota Mills converted a penalty kick in the 84th minute to lead the Hawks past the Dukes, with senior Gabrielle Vagnozzi collecting her team-leading second goal of the season earlier in the match.
• On the season, Vagnozzi leads the team in goals and points (four), with Mills, junior Morgan Bower and sophomore Aleksa Peev tied for second in goals (one) and points (two).
• In goal, rookie Emily Cuccio is 2-1-1 with a team-best 21 saves, while senior Cameron Perrott is 1-1-0 with a 0.50 goals-against-average.
• Saint Joseph's was ranked eighth in this week's United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll.
ABOUT COLUMBIA (2-1-1)
• The Lions ride a two-game win streak into Thursday's match having topped Fordham, 3-1, and Rider, 1-0, last week.
• On the offensive side, Columbia has shared the ball well as seven Lions have collected a goal apiece, with Maddie Temares leading the way in points with four.
• Liz Matei has played every minute in net to date for Columbia and has posted a 1.42 goals-against-average with a 0.739 save percentage.
ABOUT LEHIGH (0-2-4)
• The Mountain Hawks host UMBC on Friday before welcoming Saint Joseph's to the Ulrich Sports Complex on Sunday.
• Last weekend, Lehigh posted 0-0 draws against both Temple and Fordham and enter this week having recorded ties in four of its last five matches.
• Kayla Arestivo and Lisa Kestelboym have accounted for the Mountain Hawks' two goals so far this season, with Abby Furtmann and Maggie Wadsworth having each earned an assist.
• Miranda Royds has made 33 saves and currently has a 0.71 goals against average.
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