St. Joseph's put itself in the City Series driver's seat by topping Villanova, 63-60, Saturday at the Pavilion. The Hawks improved to 2-0 in the Big Five with the win and 8-1 overall, as senior Erin Shields (Archbishop Carroll), junior Natasha Cloud (Archbishop Carroll), and sophomores Ciara Andrews (Cheltenham), and Sarah Fairbanks combined for 55 of the team's 63 points.
St. Joe's dominated early. After Kendall Burton scored on Villanova's first possession, the Hawks ran off 13 straight points. Shields hit three three-pointers in the run.