Feb. 22, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's lacrosse team (0-1, 0-0) makes the short trek to Princeton, N .J. this Saturday to take on the Princeton University Tigers in an afternoon matchup in the Class of 1952 Stadium. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. and will serve as the season opener for Princeton.Villanova This Season: The Wildcats enter this weekend with a 0-1 record after falling in a close 10-9 contest to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks last Saturday. Sophomore Jackie Froccaro (Sands Point, N.Y.) notched a career-high five goals and accounted for 45% of the team's total points on the day while four other Wildcats helped in the scoring effort.
Froccaro leads the team with five points while Shannon Galvin (Maplewood, N.J.), Annie Fallon (Shrewsbury, N.J.), Maria Bowman (Ft. Belvoir, Va.) and Ali Judge (Annapolis, Md.) have all posted points through Villanova's one game.
Defensively, Sarah Moody (Burke, Va.), Lauren Shockley (Newtown, Pa.), Shawna Giust (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Amy Begay (Forest Hill, Md.) all eared starts in the Villanova backfield and combined for three ground balls and three draw controls versus the Mountain Hawks. Junior Julia Todd (Boston, Mass.) earned the starting spot between the net for the contest while Dani Wiedmeier (Westlake, Ohio) and Amanda Hirschfeld (Timonium, Md.) also saw action between the pipes. Combined, the goalkeeping trio posted three saves in the defeat.
`Nova vs. Princeton: Villanova and Princeton met for their first-ever meeting just a year ago in 2012 with the Tigers taking the game 16-3. Froccaro accounted for the hat trick as the Wildcats fell to 1-2 on the early season.
A Look at Princeton: Saturday's contest will serve as the season opener for the Tigers. On attack, Jaci Gassaway and Erin McMunn return after combining for 37% of the team's scoring last year via 102 points. Charlotte Davis, Sarah Lloyd and Erin Slifer look to be the mainstays at the midfield unit and provide ample options on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field. Defensively, Caroline Rehfuss will anchor the backfield with help from sophomore goalkeeper Annie Woehline who started in all 15 contests last season and made 101 saves for a .412 save percentage and a 9.50 GAA.