The season has come to an end for the #13 Saint Joseph’s Hawks field hockey team. Saint Joe’s fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to the #3 Maryland Terrapins 4 – 0 in a game in Charlottesville, VA. The Hawks finish with a 17 = 4 record, and all four losses came to nationally ranked teams including #1 North Carolina. SJU also posted a victory against #17 Boston College.
After thirty minutes of scoreless hockey, Maryland broke through one minute and one second into the third quarter on a goal by Brooke DeBerdine, her first of the season. Bodil Keus followed at the 40:35 mark. She would find the back of the cage again six and a half minutes later, her 6th of the year. Mavy Clune ended the scoring with just over 3 minutes remaining.
Maryland led in shots edging Saint Joe’s 14 – 11.
The Terrapins will meet host Virginia in the second round. The Cavaliers were a 4 – 1 winner of Delaware in the other first round game at Virginia.
Tonya Botherway lead the team and the Atlantic 10 in scoring this season with 16 goals and 34 points. Kathrin Bentz and Pepa Serrano had a team and league-best 15 assists which tied the program single-season record for number of assists set in 2004 by Nicole Antonini.
It was the third consecutive NCAA appearance for the Hawks under coach Lynn Farquhar.
Written By: Glenn Papazian