Wildcats Fall 16-9 to Denver in BIG EAST Semis
Villanova saw their season come to a close with a 16-9 defeat to No. 4 Denver on Thursday night in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament at Villanova Stadium.
Villanova Puts up Valiant Effort in BIG EAST Tournament against No. 11/14 Florida
The Villanova women's lacrosse team (9-8, 4-4 BIG EAST) closed the books on the best season the program has seen in over a decade with a 18-8 loss over the No. 11/14 Florida Gators (13-5, 7-1 BIG EAST). However, the final score does not reflect the effort put forth by Head Coach Julie Young's squad who sent the Gators into the locker room at half with a close score of 8-4.
Wildcats Tally Three First Place Finishes on Second Day at Princeton Open
Freshman sprinter Melissa June (Massapequa, N.Y.) tied for first place in a field of 18 competitors in the 100 meters and also anchored Villanova to a victory in the 4x100 meter relay during competition at the Princeton Open on Saturday afternoon. The two-day meet wrapped up at Weaver Stadium with the Wildcats recording a total of three first-place finishes.
Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Princeton Open
Competition wrapped up at the Princeton Open on Saturday afternoon, where Villanova had eight athletes competing in a total of seven different events. The meet was the final competition for the Wildcats before they host the BIG EAST Championships next weekend.
Wildcats Take on Red Storm in Game One
In the first game of a doubleheader in their weekend conference series against the St. John's Red Storm, the Villanova Wildcats were defeated by a score of 6-1. Sierra McConnell drove in the only Wildcat run of the day. The Wildcats record drops to 23-28, 8-11 BIG EAST while the Red Storm improve to 25-16, 15-1 BIG EAST.
Early Missed Opportunities Cost Wildcats in 6-3 Loss to Butler
Five outs made on the bases in the first six innings proved to be costly and a late comeback bid fell short as Villanova (18-23, 4-6 BIG EAST) dropped the opening game of a three-game series, 6-3, to Butler (17-26, 4-6 BIG EAST) at Bulldog Park on Friday afternoon. After having the potential tying run thrown out at the plate in a one-run game in the top of the sixth, the Wildcats allowed four runs in the bottom of the inning and never fully recovered.
Wildcats Will Face St. John's in Final Regular Season Series
In their final weekend conference series of the regular season, the Villanova Wildcats (23-27, 8-10 BIG EAST) will travel to Queens, N.Y. to face the St. John's Red Storm (24-16, 14-1 BIG EAST). It will be a three-game series with a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m. on Saturday and the final game will begin at 12 p.m. on Sunday.
Matt Gudzak and Michael Williams Named Most Improved Players During Spring Ball
Head coach Andy Talley and the Villanova Wildcats concluded spring practice on Friday, April 24, after going through 15 practices throughout spring ball.