PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team capped an undefeated opening weekend on Sunday as the Hawks earned a double overtime tie with Hartford, 0-0, at Sweeney Field. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Jancuska made three saves for her second-straight shutout.
Playing their first home game at Sweeney Field, the Hawks started slow but found their pace as the first half went on, outshooting Hartford 5-2.
In the second half, Saint Joseph's had arguably its best chance to get on the board in the 84th minute. With the visiting Hawks' goalkeeper on the ground, SJU freshman Emily Gingrich drilled a shot to the right side of the goal, only to have a Hartford defenseman position herself precisely in time to save the shot and keep the game knotted at zero.
In the extra frames, each team registered a pair of shots, but neither found the back of the netting.
For the game, SJU outshot Hartford 18-11 and held an 8-2 edge in corner kicks.
Individually, Jancuska made three saves on the day and has yet to allow a goal in the first 210 minutes of the season. On offense, senior Morgan Duffy posted a game-high six shots, while Gingrich and senior Mo Hawkins combined for nine total.
Saint Joseph's returns to action this Friday at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts UMBC.