The Saint Joseph's field hockey team will take its recent strong run of form up to the state of Massachusetts this weekend, as the Hawks will visit #23 Massachusetts on Friday and Northeastern on Sunday.

#19 Saint Joseph's at #23 Massachusetts
Friday, October 20 • 3:00 p.m. • Gladchuck Sports Complex (Amherst, Mass.)
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• Saint Joseph's (13-3 overall, 5-1 Atlantic 10) posted an unbeaten weekend once again, blanking La Salle, 4-0, last Friday before toppling #8 Delaware, 2-1, on Saturday.

• On Friday, junior Anna Willocks scored three and a half minutes into the game to give the Hawks the lead before freshman Quinn Maguire effectively put the game away with three goals in an eight-minute span at the end of the first half as the Hawks went on to a 4-0 victory at La Salle.

• A day later, Maguire and Willocks connected for the equalizer just after halftime and freshman Emily Henry tipped home a ball from sophomore Kathrin Bentz with 1:52 remaining in the game to give the Hawks a 2-1 upset over defending national champion Delaware.

• After her seven-point weekend, Magurie was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week.

• Sophomore goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke made 13 saves over the weekend, improving her save percentage to .833.  She currently leads the nation in that category, while the Hawks lead all of Division I in team save percentage at .843.

• Saint Joseph's moved up to 19th in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll this week.  The Hawks are now ranked for the sixth consecutive week; after breaking into the poll at #23, SJU had been slotted in at #21 for the past four weeks.

• Willocks leads the Hawks and is tied atop the Atlantic 10 with 32 points; her 10 assists also put her tops in the league in that category as well.  Maguire's 12 goals are a team best and rank her second in the conference, while her 28 points leave her second on the squad and third in the A-10.

• Henry is third on the squad and also ranks among the league leaders in goals (nine) and points (21) as well.  Bentz is second on the team with six assists, while junior Monica Tice has chipped in with five.

• In addition to her top save percentage, Kammerinke leads the Atlantic 10 in goals against average (0.99) and shutouts (six) as well.

• Massachusetts (11-5 overall, 5-1 Atlantic 10) split a pair of road games last weekend, holding off a late Saint Louis charge for a 3-2 win on Friday before falling to #9 Northwestern, 2-1, in double overtime on Sunday.  Georgie McTear had a goal and an assist in Friday's game, while Melanie Kreusch was the goalscorer for the Minutewomen on Sunday.

• Kreusch and Sarah Hawkshaw were selected for the NFHCA Senior Game, it was announced on Wednesday.  Hawkshaw was chosen to participate, with Kreusch making the list of alternates.

• Hawkshaw and Lucy Cooper are tied atop the scoring ledger for UMass with 18 points apiece.  Hawkshaw is the team leader with eight goals, while Cooper leads the way with eight assists.  Kreusch is second on the team with seven goals and ranks third with 17 points, while Mirra Stillman's five assists rank her second on the squad.

• Emily Hazard has started all but one game in the cage for the Minutewomen, posting a 1.50 GAA, a .747 save percentage, and three shutouts.  Camille Lecrone has seen significant time as well, appearing in four games with one start.

• The Hawks and Minutewomen split a pair of contests last season, with Saint Joseph's claiming a dramatic 3-2 overtime win at Ellen Ryan Field last October and Massachusetts earning a 2-1 result in the Atlantic 10 championship game.  The Minutewomen hold a 32-5 edge in the all-time series.

#19 Saint Joseph's at Northeastern
Sunday, October 22 • 1:00 p.m. • Dedham Field (Dedham, Mass.)
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• Northeastern (7-8) suffered a pair of defeats to ranked teams last weekend, dropping a 2-1 heartbreaker at #10 Boston College before falling at home to #14 Princeton, 3-0.

• Jamie Bartucca is Northeastern's leading scorer, checking in with 13 goals and 32 points while ranking second on the team with six assists.  June Curry-Lindahl leads the Huskies with eight assists and ranks second in goals and points with eight and 24, respectively.

• Julia Gluyas and Julia Ennis have both seen ample playing time in the cage, with Gluyas making eight starts and Ennis seven.  The pair has combined for a 2.66 GAA and a .608 save percentage.

• Sunday's game will be the fifth in a row for the Huskies against a ranked team, as they will visit #16 James Madison on Friday night.

• Sunday's game also marks the first-ever meeting between Saint Joseph's and Northeastern.

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