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SAINT JOSEPH'S WOMEN'S SOCCER OPENS ATLANTIC 10 PLAY WITH WIN AT TEMPLE, 1-0

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept. 29, 2012

AMBLER, Pa - Junior midfielder Mo Hawkins scored in the 54th minute and senior goalkeeper Christine Neal made five saves as the Saint Joseph's women's soccer team blanked Temple, 1-0, to open the Atlantic 10 portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first half, in which the Hawks out shot the Owls 15-6, Saint Joseph's would take the lead, 1-0, at 53:45 on Hawkins fifth goal of the season. With the ball in the Temple zone, junior Morgan Duffy chipped a pass into the middle of the box where Hawkins received and deposited a shot into the back of the net.

From there, Saint Joseph's (6-4-1, 1-0-0 A-10) would fight off a strong offense attack from Temple to earn the victory.

For the game, Saint Joseph's out shot Temple 22-20 with Neal making five saves to earn her sixth win of the year.

Saint Joseph's returns to action Friday at Duquesne.

- SJU -

 

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