CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 14th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team saw its season come to an end on Friday as the Hawks fell to #3 Maryland, 4-0, at Virginia's University Hall Turf Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Saint Joseph's (17-4) was on the front foot for much of the first half, maintaining possession and forcing Maryland's Noelle Frost into a pair of first-quarter saves.
• The teams went into the break scoreless, with the Hawks outshooting the Terrapins 5-4 and earning two corners while conceding just one over the opening 30.
• The second half started auspiciously for the Hawks as Maryland (17-3) got on the board after 61 seconds on a goal by Brooke DeBerdine.
• SJU recovered from the setback, regaining its offensive footing and earning four corners in the third quarter alone, but it would be the Terrapins that struck gold as Bodil Keus doubled the lead on a corner with 4:25 to go in the frame.
• Keus effectively put the game out of reach on another corner midway through the fourth before Mayv Clune closed out the scoring on a counterattack.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE
• The Terrapins finished the day with a 14-11 advantage in shots, while the Hawks held an 8-4 edge in corner opportunities.
• Frost made six saves for Maryland, while Victoria Kammerinke made two for the Hawks.
The Hawks conclude the 2019 season 17-4, having won their fourth consecutive Atlantic 10 regular season title and their third consecutive Atlantic 10 tournament crown, becoming the first team in Saint Joseph's history to win three consecutive Atlantic 10 championships.