The Saint Joseph's field hockey team will wrap up its regular season slate on Saturday as the Hawks host Davidson at Ellen Ryan Field.
Prior to the game, the Hawks will hold their annual Senior Day ceremony and honor the career of graduating senior Jackalyn Pauling.
#17 Saint Joseph's vs. Davidson
Saturday, October 28 • 11:30 a.m. • Ellen Ryan Field
• Saint Joseph's (15-3 overall, 6-1 Atlantic 10) earned a pair of wins over the weekend to remain tied atop the Atlantic 10 standings. Last week, the Hawks clawed back from a 2-0 deficit with five goals in the second half to top #23 Massachusetts, 5-2. Junior Anna Willocks and freshman Emily Peters notched two goals apiece, while freshman Quinn Maguire added a goal and an assist of her own.
• Two days later, Maguire tallied two goals and assisted on Peters' game-winner as the Hawks outlasted Northeastern, 4-3.
• After an eight-point week (three goals, two assists), Maguire was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week. It is the sixth time in nine weeks that she has earned at least a share of that honor.
• This Tuesday, the Hawks found themselves ranked in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches Poll for the seventh consecutive week. Saint Joseph's checks in at a season-high 17th in the poll; the Hawks broke in at number 23 before moving up to 21st for four weeks and coming in at number 19 last week.
• The Hawks have also locked up a berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship for the third consecutive season.
• Willocks is the Hawks' leading scorer with 38 points on the season. She ranks second on the team and third in the league in goals with 14 and leads the conference with 10 assists while ranking second in the A-10 in total points. Maguire's 15 goals are tops on the squad and second in the league; she is second on the team and third in the conference in total points with 36. Freshman Emily Henry checks in with nine goals on the season, tying her for fourth in the conference.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke leads all of Division I in save percentage with an .816 mark. She also leads the Atlantic 10 with a 1.15 goals against average and six shutouts.
• Davidson (1-15 overall, 1-6 Atlantic 10) dropped its last contest, a 4-0 defeat to 13th-ranked Wake Forest, but the Wildcats earned their first victory of the season last Saturday with a come-fom-behind 2-1 win over Saint Louis. Hannah Fisher scored the equalizer shortly before halftime and then netted the game winner with 7:41 to play.
• Fisher is the Wildcats' leading scorer with seven goals and 14 points on the season. Anna Brewer and Courtney Byler have recorded a team-best five assists apiece.
• Sarah Zeszotarski has seen the lion's share of the minutes in the cage for Davidson, posting a 2.98 GAA and a .725 save percentage. Bean Rodriguez has made two starts as well.
• The Hawks have won all three meetings between the schools, including last season's 2-0 win at Belk Field.