MERION STATION, Pa. – Four different Hawks found the back of the cage on Friday as the 10th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team shut out Lock Haven, 4-0, at Ellen Ryan Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• After a cagey start to the game for both teams, it would be Saint Joseph's (9-1 overall, 2-0 Atlantic 10) that broke the deadlock as freshman Kate Blincoe scored her second goal of the season on a penalty corner with 74 seconds to play in the first quarter.
• Another late-quarter goal, this time on a sliding finish by junior Jordan Olenginski, sent the Hawks into the break with a 2-0 advantage.
• Junior Sara Hayes added on with 9:15 to go in the third as she forced a turnover in the circle and fired home her third goal of the season.
• Senior Kathrin Bentz closed out the win with a penalty stroke in the final minute of the third.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE
• Senior Victoria Kammerinke notched her second shutout of the season and the 21st of her career as she turned away all three Lock Haven (4-6 overall, 2-1 Atlantic 10) shots that she faced. Joaquina Orlandini made fives stops for the Bald Eagles.
• The Hawks outshot the visitors, 12-6, and earned five attacking corners to three for Lock Haven. The Hawks were forced to deal with two of those corners in relatively short order early in the fourth.
Saint Joseph's continues its homestand on Sunday when the Hawks host Saint Louis. Game time at Ellen Ryan Field is set for noon.
Lock Haven (4-6, 2-1) 0 0 0 0 – 0
Saint Joseph's (9-1, 2-0) 1 1 2 0 – 4
SJU: Blincoe, Olenginski, Hayes, Bentz (PS)
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