Hawks Swoop Down on Delaware

The Hawks swoop down on Delaware, 19-6. The Lady Hawks of St. Joseph’s (3-3) invited the Delaware Lady Fightin Blue Hens (1-4) to scenic Sweeney Field on Hawk Hill. A huge first half signaled the difference in this contest.

It took just :40 for Julia Pash (1g,1a) to put the home team in front. Sam McGee (4g,3a) had a career half when she posted 4 goals and an assist and St. Joe’s went up, 2-0 with 28:05 remaining. Elizabeth Hsu (2g,1a) cut the lead in half, 2-1. McGee off a Stephanie Kelly feeds the Kelly (4g,5a) countered. Kelly was another with a huge first half by putting up 2 goals and all five of her assists. 2:02 later, Mae Dickens (1g) got it to 4-2.

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Then, the bottom fell out on Delaware with the Hawks realizing goals from, McGee, Emma O’Neill (1g), McGee with the helper on Kelly’s 15th of the season, Kelly assisting on a pair of Lauren Figura (3g,1a) scores, Kelly was in a giving mood and assisted on another McGee score and with 2:46 to play, Kelly hit Riley Evans(1g).

With just thirty seconds showing on the big board, Figura nailed her hat trick and ended the half with the home team holding a 12-2 lead. Bound and determined, the Blue Hens chipped away with Elizabeth Hsu and Hsu assisting on Meghan Johnson’s (1g) marker to make it 12-4. The feeling was if St.Joe’s can have a huge run, why can’t Delaware?

Bridget Cerciello (1g), Kelly, and Alyssa Manley (1g) didn’t share the same sentiment and three scored in just under five minutes to make it, 15-4. Danika Swech (1g) tried to keep the dream alive but, the Dynamic Duo of McGee and Kelly reappeared with McGee getting the helper. Kelly Ann Matey (1g) had one more answer but, Delaware’s faint hopes were dashed when Kaela Smith (3g) unfurled a natural hat trick to put the finishing touches on a commanding 19-6 victory

Dis and Dat

History was made when Julia Pash broke the St. Joseph’s program record for forced turnovers when she acquired her 84th. Stephanie Kelly registered her 100th career goal to move her past Francesca Donato into 9th place all time. Shots favored The Hawks, 26-16 with both clubs showing great accuracy by The Hawks putting 23 on goal and Delaware 12.

The other stats were surprisingly close. Ground Balls were even, 9-9 and turnovers were 17-15 for St. Joe’s. Draw Controls also favored the home team, 19-6. Delaware employed thee netminders with Kate Brewster allowing 14 goals making 3 saves in 51:27.

Sophia Foohey played 5:47 and gave up 4 goals. Mercy McCarthy appeared for 2:46 with 1 goal and 1 save. The Hawks utilized two keepers with Melissa Semkiw making 3 saves, allowing 6 goals in her 48:25. Amber Weedon made 3 saves not allowing a goal in 11:35. The Hawks swoop down on Delaware.

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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