Dec. 28, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova travels to Hanover, N.H., this weekend to participate in the Dartmouth Blue Sky Classic. The Wildcats will take on Delaware at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29. The other first round match-up features Duquesne against Dartmouth. The Wildcats enter play in the tournament riding an eight-game winning streak and a 9-1 overall record.
The Dartmouth Blue Sky Classic will be the third in-season tournament that Villanova has played in this year. Villanova opened the season in the Minnesota Best Buy Classic where they defeated South Dakota State (71-47) in the first round and lost to Minnesota (75-60) in the championship game. During Thanksgiving, the Wildcats won the UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up with victories over Bowling Green (53-42) and Montana (74-49).
In the history of the program, the Villanova Wildcats have tallied a 78-35 (.690) all-time record when playing in-season tournaments. The Wildcats have won six of the last eight in-season tournaments they have played in.
Villanova is led by senior forward Laura Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (12.1 ppg.), rebounding (5.7 rpg.), field goal percentage (.568), steals (20) and blocks (15). Senior guard Rachel Roberts ranks second in scoring at 11.1 points per game, while freshman Caroline Coyer has a team-best 30 assists.