Oct. 3, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. -
The Villanova field hockey team (3-7, 0-2 BIG EAST) hosts BIG EAST Conference rival Rutgers (4-5, 0-2 BIG EAST) at Villanova Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m.
In the Wildcats' last outing, the team fell, 5-3, to Saint Joseph's. Junior midfielder Jessica Swoboda scored for the 'Cats, and junior midfielder Lauren Wilson added two goals, but Villanova was unable to overcome the Hawks' lead.
Senior Jenna Allen played in her first game at goalkeeper for the Wildcats against the Hawks. Allen made four saves on 10 shots.
Swoboda leads the team in goals (5) and points (13). Sophomore forward Kayla Kenney leads the Wildcats in assists (4).
The Wildcats and Scarlet Knights each have yet to pick up their first conference wins of the season. Both teams have played No. 18 Temple and No. 2 Connecticut so far in BIG EAST play.
The Wildcats are 18-13-1 all-time against the Scarlet Knights.
Scouting the Scarlet Knights
Rutgers is coming off a 2-1 win over Lafayette last Sunday. Katie Champion and Sarah Regn each scored for the Scarlet Knights in the game.
Sophie Wright leads Rutgers in goals (4), and she is tied with Ashpal Bhogal for first in points (9). Bhogal leads the team in assists (5).
Goalkeeper Sarah Stuby has seen most play in net and holds a 2.04 goals against average and .761 save percentage. Shevaugn Hawyes has played in three games at goalkeeper, and holds a 3.12 goals against average and a .625 save percentage.