Dec. 1, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova will host LaSalle in its Philadelphia Big Five opener on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion. The Wildcats have won four in a row and are 5-1 overall. LaSalle enters play with a 1-6 record, including a 0-1 Big Five mark.
All fans attending the game are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy as part of the Villanova Basketball Toy Drive. Everybody who donates a toy will receive a free ticket voucher to an upcoming women's basketball game.
The Wildcats enter play on Sunday against LaSalle with an all-time Philadelphia Big Five record of 96-35 for a .732 winning percentage. The 96 wins are the most by any Big Five women's program.
This will be the 42nd all-time meeting between the Wildcats and Explorers. Villanova leads the all-time series by a count of 32-9. The `Cats have won the last three in the series. LaSalle's last win over Villanova came on Nov. 14, 2008, when the Explorers tallied a 67-62 overtime decision at The Pavilion in the season opener.
Villanova is led by senior forward Laura Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (14.7 ppg.), rebounding (5.8 rpg.), field goal percentage (.667) and steals (15). Senior guard Rachel Roberts has registered five consecutive double figure scoring games and is second on the team in scoring with an 11.3 points per game average.