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St. Joe’s women stun host UMass, 15-11, to claim 1st Atlantic-10 championship and NCAA berth

Sunday, 1st May 2022

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 5/1/22 – From Press Release

Saint Joseph’s women’s lacrosse stunned top overall seed and #13 Massachusetts, 15-11, today to win the program’s first ever Atlantic 10 Championship.

Lauren Figura (Lenape) was named the A-10 Championship Most Outstanding Player, and is joined by Jorden Concordia, Riley Evans, Sophia Kolkka (Plymouth Whitemarsh), and Taylor Newman-Farr on the All-Championship Team.

St. Joe’s won the A-10 championship (Photo courtesy of Thom Kendall / Atlantic 10 

The home team controlled the pace of the game through the opening 8:53 with a 3-0 lead into the media break at 6:07. St. Joe’s responded with two-unanswered goals before the horn sounded to cut it to 3-2.
The Hawks tied things with the first score of the second stanza, before UMass claimed three-straight to go up again. The Hawks then claimed a 4-1 run over a 1:55 span to tie the game at seven apiece with 3:41 left in the half. UMass recorded one more before the halftime buzzer for an 8-7 lead.
The Hawks held UMass off the board in the third period with a 4-0 advantage to take the lead for the first time.
The Minutewomen claimed two of the first three goals of the final quarter to pull withing three at 12-9 with 10:53 left. The Crimson & Gray scored three-straight to take its largest lead at 15-10 with 5:06 remaining. The top seed would score one final goal with 12 ticks left.
Figura led all scorers with five goals for five points.
Lisa Ross recorded a four-point outing with three goals and one helper.
Evans added the hat trick and three draw controls.
Kolkka registered a goal, an assist, four groundballs, three draw controls, and two caused turnovers.
Emma O’Neill handed out a pair of assists and claimed a team-best four draw controls.
Maddie Yoder (Springfield-Montco) scored a pair of goals and Bonnie Yu finished with a goal and an assist.
Newman-Farr caused three turnovers to lead all Hawks.
Concordia (14-6) has the most wins by any Hawk in net for a single season after making nine saves on Sunday.
St. Joe’s awaits its fate for the NCAA Tournament with the NCAA Selection Show scheduled for Monday, May 9.



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