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Villanova will travel into Philadelphia on Sunday, March, 19, to take on the Drexel Dragons in the second round of the WNIT. The Wildcats enter play with a 17-14 overall record, while the Dragons are 22-10 on the season. Drexel is 13-2 at home this year.
The Wildcats are making their 10th appearance in the WNIT in 2017 and their 15th postseason berth in the last 18 seasons. Villanova currently owns a 12-9 all-time mark in the WNIT.
There will be a familiar face on the Drexel sideline when the Wildcats and Dragons meet on Sunday afternoon. Drexel is coached by former Villanova star Denise Dillon who played for Harry Perretta and the Wildcats from 1992-96. Dillon currently ranks ninth all-time on both the Villanova scoring (1,355 points) and rebounding lists (677). As a junior and senior, she helped lead Villanova to a 40-16 (.714) record. She was a first team All-Big Selection as a junior and a second team honoree as a senior. Dillon also served as a Villanova assistant coach under Perretta from 1997-2001. Sunday will be the sixth meeting between Perretta and Dillon. Perretta is 4-1 versus Dillon and the
Dragons. The last meeting came last year in the first round of the Lehigh Thanksgiving Tournament when the Wildcats tallied a 67-55 win on Nov. 28, 2015.
Villanova’s top three-point shooter is Adrianna Hahn who is currently 84-of-200 from long distance for 42.0 percent. Hahn averages 6.4 three-point field goal attempts per game and she makes an average of 2.7 per contest. She currently ranks second in the Big East in both threes made and three-point percentage.
Despite being second on the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, junior guard Alex Louin leads the team in double digit scoring games with 21, including four games of 20 points or more. Louin led the Wildcats in the first round win over Princeton with a game-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.
Villanova is led in scoring by Hahn who is averaging 13.1 points per contest, while Louin is second in scoring at 12.5 points per contest. Junior center Megan Quinn leads the team in rebounding with a team-best 5.5 rebounds per contest.