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Hat-tricks and history

The field hockey team celebrates after a goal on Sweeney Field (Photo by Luke Malanga ’20).

St. Joe’s field hockey shuts out Saint Louis

In addition to shutting out Saint Louis University 5-0 on Oct. 20, two members of the St. Joe’s field hockey  team set personal and  program records.

Junior Victoria Kammerinke became the winningest goalkeeper in program history with 42 victories and Sophomore Forward Sara Hayes earned her first career hat-trick.

Hayes recognized Kammerinke’s work ethic as having a positive influence for the whole team.

“Victoria is amazing and proves how much of a hard worker she is,” Hayes said. “She is a core player for the team and she deserves [the St. Joe’s all-time victories record].”

Head Coach Lynn Farquhar described  Hayes’ performance and her first career hat-trick, something that has occurred three times this season for three separate players.

“I think that is a huge testament to Sara and her work ethic, but also to our team for being able to set up different goal scorers,” Farquhar said.

The team’s scoring started in the eighth minute when senior Forward Anna Willocks scored her 13th  goal of the season and first goal of the game, which was assisted from freshman Forward Tonya Botherway.

At the 22nd minute, Hayes recorded her first goal of the game, making it her sixth of the season. Again, it was assisted by Botherway. The Hawks ended the first half dominating their opponent with a 2-0 lead and outshooting St. Louis 8-0.

Farquhar said that she was proud of her players’ performance in the first half. 

“There were some conditions and some styles of play that we stuck with,” Farquhar said. “We were able to find success and do different things, which is very important to our group, opposed to just keeping up with the same play the entire game.” 

As the second half opened, the dominance continued for the Hawks. Hayes scored her second goal of the game at the 47 minute mark, assisted by sophomore Forward Emily Henry. She scored her third goal at the 60 minute, assisted by junior Midfielder Pepa Serrano and freshman Back Johanna Huse.

Junior goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke

Kammerinke cruised to her record setting goal with only one save in the entire game and her ninth Division I honor of the season.   

“Defensively it is great to see that all the things we worked on during the week worked out,” Kammerinke said. “It’s important to be one unit and being able to communicate with one another and to be on the same page.”

The Hawks tallied one more goal at the 67 minute mark, scored by sophomore Forward Emily Peters, her fourth of the season, which was assisted by Willocks.

Farquhar said that Kammerinke is a player that has excelled in the program.

“She makes saves in the game and is a huge backbone to our team as a captain,” Farquhar said. “She is also a great defensive player and one of those players that get better every year.”   

With this win, St. Joe’s sits atop the A-10 standings at first place, remaining an undefeated 7-0 in Conference play. They play their final conference game at home against La Salle University on Oct. 26. The Hawks will return to Ellen Ryan Field to play Syracuse University a day later on Oct. 27.   

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