April 27, 2020 –
In the fourth installment of Memorable Moments we go back to late October when the Saint Joseph’s Hawks Field Hockey team won their third consecutive field hockey crown with a 1 – 0 conference title win over Richmond on the Spiders home field.
In the second quarter Jordan Olenginski scored with the assist going to Peppa Serrano. The Hawks had two less shots, but the Spiders could not get one past goal keeper Victoria Kammerinke or the SJU defense getting only 4 on net. Hawks Defender Kathryn Bentz was named the Most Outstanding Player.
Saint Joe’s went back to the NCAA Tournament, but fell to Maryland in the first round.
Let’s look back at the story that day.
The 13th ranked Saint Joseph’s Hawks won their third straight Atlantic 10 Field Hockey title defeating the host Richmond Spiders 1 – 0 in the final. This is the first time in program history that the Hawks won three consecutive titles.
Early in the second quarter Jordan Olenginski found the back of the cage with the assist going to Peppa Serrano.
Richmond outshot Saint Joe’s 9 – 7, so the Hawks needed the defense to get the win. Defender Kathryn Bentz led the back line and was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player. Goal Keeper Victoria Kammerinke made 4 saves.
Joining Bentz on the All-Tournament team were Olinginski, Serrano, Kammerinke, and Carolina Boxer.
The Hawks (17 – 3) got to the final after a 2 – 1 victory over Lock Haven.
Saint Joseph’s will go to the NCAA Tournament again. The pairings will be announced on Sunday night.
Written By: Glenn Papazian