SJU wins the battle of the Hawks, 15-8. The St. Joseph’s Lady Hawks (2-2) showed up at Ulrich Stadium to battle the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-2). St. Joe’s put their foot on the pedal and stormed to a resounding, 15-8 victory. Kaela Smith (2g) for St.Joe’s and Sondra Dickey (1g) exchange tallies with just under 2:30 played.
The forth and back continued with Stephanie Kelly (4g) for the Hawks and Gabby Schneider (1g,1a) countering just thirty-seven later, and, again the women were knotted at 2-2. St. Joe’s got riled and took charge with markers from, Kelly, Riley Delaney (2g), a third from Kelly. Sam McGee (3g,1a), Bridget Cerciello (1g), and one more from McGee pushed it to an 8-2 SJU lead.
Lehigh battled back with tallies from Cecile Redfern (2g) and Sonia Dickey (2g) to get it to a manageable 8-4 deficit. Alyssa Manley (2g,1a) stooped the run but Sonora Dickey (2g) countered on the EMO to bring the curtain down on 9-5 St. Joe’s lead. The visitors would blow it open. Three more furnished by, McGee, Manley, and Kaela Smith to seemingly put it out of range, 12-5.
With 20:05 to play, Anna McCarthy (1g) attempted time jumpstart a comeback. That was eliminated when Riley Delaney and Stephanie Kelly hit rope to push it to, 14-6 with only 4:00 showing on the clock. Redfern stopped the run but Julia Pash (1g) stepped up to counter before Katia Carnevale (1g) ended up scoring with Lehigh falling, 15-8.
Inside the Game
St. Joe’s netminder, Melissa Semkiw turned aside 13 shots. Shots favored St. Joe’s 36-30