Women’s football gears up for A-10 semi-finals on Friday against Massachusetts


No. 8 Seed Saint Joseph’s vs No. 4 Seed Massachusetts
Friday November 5 | 13h00 | Dayton, Ohio
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Saint-Joseph: List | Schedule | Statistics
Massachusetts: List | Schedule | Statistics

Eighth-seeded Saint Joseph’s will face fourth-seeded Massachusetts this Friday in the 2021 Atlantic 10 Championship semifinals. The time is set for 1:00 p.m. at Baujan Field on the University of Dayton. The winner of Friday’s opening semi-final will face either second-seeded Dayton or third-seeded Saint Louis in the A-10 championship final on Sunday at noon.

About Saint-Joseph
• The Hawks come off a thrilling 1-0 victory over seed VCU last Saturday in the quarterfinal of the A-10 Championship.
• Senior Erica Behr scored the only goal of the match less than three minutes after the start of the match, and the goalkeeper Katie cappelletti and SJU’s defense kept the score going from there.
• The Hawks are in their fifth semifinal appearance in the A-10 Championship.
• Saint Joseph’s had already qualified for the semi-finals in 2004, 2016, 2017 and 2018
• The Hawks make their 11th appearance at the Atlantic 10 Championship, all under the direction of the head coach Jess mannella.
• Saint Joseph’s recorded a 6-10 overall record in the A-10 Championship and qualified for the title game in 2016.
• In addition to looking to advance to the title game, the Hawks are also looking for their first A-10 Championship win at Baujan Field as they go 0-4 in the playoffs on Friday. Dayton Field Conference Playoffs.
• St. Joe’s top scorer Ashley Orendac (five goals, 10 points), was named to the A-10 second all-star team.
• First-year student Danielle Stuart was selected from the A-10 rookie squad.
• A major in biology with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95, Behr won her third A-10 All-Star Team selection.
• A major in chemical biology with a cumulative grade point average of 4.00, Kayla Flanders joined Behr in the All-Academic team.
• Goalkeeper Katie cappelletti was named honorable mention for the weekly top soccer team after their seven-save shutout performance at VCU last weekend.
• Cappelletti’s seven saves against VCU brought his season total to 110, overtaking Christine Neal (107 saves in 2012) for fifth place in SJU’s single-season history.
• Cappelletti is also tied with Neal (2012) and Allison Ebling (2015) for the fourth most shutouts in a single season with six apiece.

About Massachusetts
• Massachusetts are coming off a 5-1 victory over fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure last Sunday in a quarter-final game at their home ground at Rudd Field.
• Ahead of 2-1 at halftime, the Minutewomen exploded for three goals in the second half against the Bonnies for a record five goals this season.
• In goals, Bella Mendoza and Megan Olszewski have split times, the pair combining for a 0.98 goals-against average.
• The Minutewomen finished the conference game 5-3-2 and are currently 10-5-4 overall this year.

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