PHILADELPHIA – Playing their final game as members of the Saint Joseph’s women’s soccer team, the Hawks’ six seniors made a major impact as they led SJU to a 4-0 victory over Duquesne on Sunday afternoon at Finnesey Field. Senior Jen Pfeiffer (Mount Laurel, N.J./Lenape) accounted for a pair of goals for the Hawks, becoming the program’s all-time leader (33) with her second tally.
Entering the game a goal shy of matching Ellen Stenrud’s program mark of 32 goals, Pfeiffer struck instantly, taking a pass from Maggie Lupinski (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield) off the opening kick and burying a shot from the left box into the far right corner 10 seconds into the contest to make it 1-0.
The Hawks (7-7-5, 2-4-3 Atlantic 10) continued to press for a second goal, with Pfeiffer delivering a historic blast in the 31st minute. Off a throw in, sophomore Nicole King (Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Ursula Academy) found Pfeiffer at the top of the Duquesne box. Gathering the pass and turning towards the goal, Pfeiffer booted a shot to the left edge past a diving goalkeeper to set the Hawks’ record for career goals at 30:32.
Saint Joseph’s extended its lead to 3-0 at 68:18 as sophomore Mo Hawkins (Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty) took a pass from classmate Morgan Duffy (Lorton, Va./South County Secondary) and delivered a shot from the right side of the box that found the bottom left corner of the netting.
Saint Joseph’s senior Sandra Mackey (Lebanon, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) capped the scoring in the 78th minute to make it 4-0. Taking the ball down the left side, Mackey dribbled through the Duquesne defense toward the middle of the field and drilled a shot to the back of the net on the right side for her first career goal.
For the game, the Hawks out shot Duquense (3-14-1, 2-7-0, A-10) 28-5 and finished with a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
In net, junior Christine Neal (Hockessin, Del./Alexis I. Du Pont) made two saves for the shutout victory.
Along with finishing as the all-time leader in goals, Pfeiffer also caps her career second all-time in points (73), while Lupinski finished eighth in points (35) and sixth in assists (10).
The Hawks also honored seniors Kayleigh Summers (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep), Steph Maurer (Marlton, N.J./Holy Cross) and Kelliann Rooney (Glen Dale, Md./Elizabeth Seton) during pregame ceremonies.