The Villanova golf team concluded play on day one of the three-day, 54-hole BIG EAST Championships at Callawassie Island Golf Club in Okatie, S.C. The Wildcats shot 316 (+28) as a team in round one and currently sit in eighth place.
On Sunday morning the Villanova Wildcats faced off against DePaul. Ali Angelbello was honored as the team's lone senior on senior day at the Villanova Softball Complex. She was accompanied by her parents¬ Ed and Patty Angelbello for the ceremony. DePaul grabbed the victory 14-1 in six inning as they improve to 20-21, 11-3 BIG EAST and the Wildcats drop to 22-27, 8-10 BIG EAST.
The Villanova women's lacrosse team (9-7, 4-3 BIG EAST) fell to the UConn Huskies (10-6, 5-2 BIG EAST) in a thrilling 14-11 match on Saturday afternoon in Villanova Stadium. While the Wildcats may not have come out on top with the victory, multiple Nova seniors showed standout performances in their final match on the Main Line.
After their loss in the MAAC Tournament to the Marist Red Foxes the Wildcats faced off against the Iona Gaels today in the consolation of the MAAC Tournament and were defeated by a score of 12-10. Villanova led by a score of 8-6 at halftime but Iona used a 6-2 advantage in the second half to come away with the victory.
On his last jump of the day, senior Elbert Maxwell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) achieved a first. He soared to a distance of 7.62 meters in the long jump and became the first Villanova athlete to win the Championship section of a field event at the historic Penn Relays. Maxwell got off to a good start but did not secure the win until his final attempt. The mark of 7.62 meters represents the second-longest jump of his career.
The Villanova Wildcats suffered a 6-5 defeat to the Providence Friars on Saturday afternoon at Lennon Family Field to conclude the regular season portion of their 2015 schedule.
In game two of their doubleheader with the DePaul Blue Demons, the Villanova Wildcats were defeated by a score of 5-3. The `Cats were trailing 5-1 but came back to make it 5-3 on a Lauren Herschberg homer and then loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning but they were unable to come back and tie it up. With the loss the Wildcats season record falls to 22-26, 8-9 BIG EAST while DePaul improves to 19-21, 10-3 BIG EAST.
The Villanova baseball team (15-22, 3-5 BIG EAST) dropped its Saturday matinee, 10-7, to St. John's (24-13, 8-2 BIG EAST) as the Red Storm clinched the series. The two squads will close out the series tomorrow, Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. from Jack Kaiser Stadium in Queens, N.Y.