Dec. 7, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova will travel to Saint Joseph's on Saturday to take on the Hawks in a Big Five game. The Wildcats have won five in a row and are 6-1 overall and 1-0 in Big Five play. Saint Joseph's is 5-2 on the season.
Villanova enters play on Saturday at Saint Joseph's with an all-time Philadelphia Big Five record of 97-35 for a .732 winning percentage. The 97 wins are the most by any Big Five women's program.
The home team has had the upper hand recently in the Villanova-Saint Joseph's series. In the last seven meetings between the schools, the home team has emerged victorious in all seven contests. The last road team to earn a win in the series was Villanova when the Wildcats tallied a 52-30 victory in a game played on Hawk Hill on Dec. 11, 2004. Villanova is just 3-15 all-time in games played at Saint Joseph's.
Villanova is led by senior forward Laura Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (14.4 ppg.), rebounding (6.4 rpg.), field goal percentage (.600) and steals (16). Senior guard Rachel Roberts leads in assists with 25 and ranks second in scoring with a 10.7 points per game average.