Wildcats Take on Saint Louis, Kent State
Sept. 12, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova field hockey team heads to the Buckeye State as the Wildcats travel to Kent, Ohio, to take on Saint Louis and Kent State this weekend.
The `Cats play Saint Louis on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. before battling Kent State Sunday, Sept. 15 at noon.
The Wildcats (1-3) won their first game of the season in their last outing against Siena on Sept. 7. Junior midfielder Lauren Wilson and freshman forward Courtney Devine each scored for Villanova in the team's 2-1 win.
Last week was the Wildcats' strongest week of the season. In addition to earning its first win, Villanova played its best defensive game in a 1-0 loss to Rider on Sept. 4. The Broncs came into the game averaging 29.5 shots per game, but the Wildcats held them to just 11. Rider managed to score with less than six minutes left in the game and Villanova was unable to equalize.
Senior goalkeeper Alex Diekmann earned a spot on the BIG EAST honor roll for her performances last week. Diekmann made a combined six saves in the games against Rider and Siena and faced 22 total shots.
Scouting the Billikens
The Billikens lost, 3-0, to Radford on Saturday. Depew-Brady made 10 saves. Megan Rogers leads Saint Louis offensive with 11 shots on the season.
Faith Mackin has the Billikens' lone goal of the season (vs. Central Michigan, 9/1). The Wildcats are 1-0 all-time against Saint Louis.
Scouting the Golden Flashes
The Wildcats are 2-3 all-time against Kent State.