The Saint Joseph’s Hawks field hockey team won the Atlantic 10 regular season title, but the hopes for an Atlantic 10 championship came to an end in heartbreaking fashion in Richmond. The Hawks lost 2 – 1 to Massachusetts on a goal by Nicole Miller with just 3:20 to play.
The Hawks fell behind by a goal in the first half when Izzie Delario put one home. Saint Joe’s tied it with 8:19 to play when sophomore forward Anna Willocks converted a penalty corner. It was her 25th goal of the season. Five minutes later UMass would get the game-winner.
SJU (15 – 6) had one more chance earning a penalty corner as time expired, The ball rolled wide giving Massachusetts the victory.
UMass had a 21 – 5 advantage in shots, 9 – 4 in penalty corners. Saint Joe’s goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke matched a season-high with 9 saves.
Kammerinke, Willocks, and Pepa Serrano were named to the All-Championship Team.
Willocks scored her 25th goal of the year and accounted for 62 points this season.
The Hawks got to the title game defeating St. Francis 2 – 1. Willocks and Serrano tallied a goal and an assist each on Cary Street Field, the home of the VCU Rams. SJU owned a 16 – 2 shots advantage and earned 9 corners compared to 2 for the Red Flash in getting to the championship final.