Saint Joseph's Women's Soccer Downs Massachusetts, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA - Playing at home for the first time since September 14, the Saint Joseph's women's soccer team put its home field advantage to use on Friday evening, downing Massachusetts, 2-1, at Finnesey Field. The Hawks got goals from junior Mo Hawkins and sophomore Kersten Formento to improve to 7-5-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the Atlantic 10.

 

The Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute as Hawkins tallied her team-leading sixth goal of the season. With the ball in the Minutewomen's zone, senior Taylor Mallory worked the ball to junior Morgan Duffy in the middle of the field. Duffy took the pass and quickly found Hawkins at the top of the box, allowing the SJU midfielder the opportunity to drill a shot to the upper left hand corner to make it 1-0 at 33:50.

 

Saint Joseph's added to their lead midway through the second half off a scrum in front of the Massachusetts net. In the left edge of the UMass zone, Hawkins sailed a pass into the box that bounced off freshman Lindsay Horst and to the feet of Formento. With the loose ball and empty net in sight, Formento kicked the ball towards the lower left portion of the net, colliding with a defender, but putting enough on the kick to make it into the net to give SJU a 2-0 lead on her first goal of the season at 74:15.

 

With time winding down, the Minutewomen (7-7-0, 2-2-0 A-10) got on the board on a goal by Moa Mattsson with just four second to play, but it wasn't enough as the Hawks earned the victory.

 

For the game Massachusetts out shot the Hawks 9-8, with SJU finishing with a 2-0 edge in corner kicks.

 

Individually, senior goalkeeper Christine Neal earned her seventh win of the season for the Hawks.


Saint Joseph's returns to action this Sunday at 1 p.m. when the Hawks host Rhode Island.

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