WASHINGTON – The American University field hockey team will make a quick turnaround after its 4-1 win over Richmond on Friday, as the Eagles prepare to host Saint Joseph's at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26.
LAST TIME OUT
- AU opened its 2018 season with a 4-1 victory at home on Friday. The game marked the first official competition in the newly renovated Jacobs Complex.
- The freshman class had a good showing against the Spiders with Hannah Moser and Georgia Davies contributing the first two goals of the game.
- Senior defender Rachel Stefano netted her third career goal midway through the second half and junior Jette Dieckmann closed out scoring for the Eagles with her second career goal in the AU uniform.
- Senior Rafaela Rubas also walked away with a big performance after she contributed assists on three of the four goals for the Eagles.
- American dominated in set pieces as they capitalized on three of ten penalty corner opportunities.
- American rose to a 4-1 record against Saint Joseph's after a 3-0 home victory in 2014.
- The Hawks' only victory was in 2007 when they outlasted the Eagles in overtime, 2-1.
SCOUTING THE HAWKS
- Saint Joseph's ranked 18th in the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) preseason poll last week. The Hawks made history last season as they made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
- SJU also opened its season with a win, after a four-goal run in only five minutes of play earned the Hawks a 5-1 victory over Monmouth.
- Five separate players contributed to SJU's final tally with Pepa Serrano, Emily Henry, Johanna Huse, Sara Hayes and Tonya Botherway.
- Serrano also added a pair of assists along with Monica Tice.
- The tight Saint Joseph's defense allowed only one shot on goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke while the Hawks' offense put up 23 against Monmouth.
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