Lost in The Hawk’s basketball preview hoopla, the fall season at St. Joe’s officially culminated with the final games for men’s soccer and field hockey taking place last weekend, under vastly different circumstances.
Field hockey’s season once again ended in the Atlantic 10 Championships, the ninth straight season the Hawks have qualified for the final four in the conference without taking home the title.
This year’s culprit was cross-town rival and third-seeded Temple, who defeated the Hawks, 3-0, to finish their season. In the other semifinal, top-seeded Richmond defeated hosts Massachusetts, 2-1 in overtime, and triumphed over Temple in the title game, 3-0.
In lieu of this week’s printed edition (thank you, Labor Day!), here’s a rundown of what we should have been covered in the world of St. Joe’s sports this week:
-The St. Joe’s women’s cross country team acquitted themselves well at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Lid-Lifter Invitational, finishing third in the seven-team field. The University of Maryland took the overall win, followed by West Virginia, who are ranked number 2 in the country but rested their top nine runners for this meet.
Leading the way for the young Hawks’ squad was a group of four veterans who finished three seconds apart. Kathleen Casey, ’12, crossed the line in ninth place (19:08.16), followed closely by Aimee Chegwidden, ’11, (19:08.67) in tenth out of the 62-runner field. Continue reading