Archive: August, 2012
Saint Joseph's Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – Starting the season with a 2-0-1 record, the Saint Joseph’s women’s soccer team was recognized for their strong start with a ninth-place ranking in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America Mid-Atlantic Poll.
Coming off a season-opening draw against American on Augusts 19, the Hawks followed that with two wins this past weekend. Led by a pair of goals from junior Mo Hawkins (Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty) and a shutout from senior goalkeeper Christine Neal (Hockessin, Del/Alexis I Du Pont), Saint Joseph’s picked up its first win of the year with a 3-0 victory over Binghamton on Friday. On Sunday, the Hawks earned a comeback win over local rival Villanova as senior Ali Yozwiak (Brodheadsville, Pa./Pleasant Valley) tied the game and an own goal off a Wildcat defender late helped SJU to a 2-1 victory.
“We are excited to be recognized as one of the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic,” said 12th-year head coach Jess Reynolds. “The team has been working hard to get to where it is at now. Our schedule becomes more challenging as we go forward, with the Atlantic 10 being very strong, and we know we have to continue to keep working and improving daily.”
Saint Joseph's Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s senior goalkeeper Christine Neal (Hockessin, Del./Alexis I Du Pont) made three saves and junior midfielder Mo Hawkins (Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty) scored twice as the Hawks’ women’s soccer team earned its first victory of the season, 3-0, over Binghamton Friday evening at Finnesey Field.
Controlling the pace from the start, Saint Joseph’s took the lead in the 15th minute on Hawkins’ first goal of the year. With the ball deep in Binghamton’s zone, junior Nicole King (Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Ursula Academy) centered a pass from the right side into the middle of the box where Hawkins connected with a header into an open net at 14:13.
The Hawks (1-0-1) would add to their lead before halftime. Off a corner kick on the left side, senior Taylor Mallory (Paoli, Pa./Conestoga) played a ball to the far post where classmate Kayleigh Summers (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep) deflected the ball back to the middle of the box. In the ensuing movement, senior Ali Yozwiak (Brodheadsville, Pa./Pleasant Valley) closed in on the pass and drilled the shot to the far left netting to make it a 2-0 game at 41:59.