Villanova, Pa. – The Villanova Women’s Lacrosse team plays their home opener tomorrow versus Saint Joseph’s at 3 o’clock. The game will be played at Villanova Stadium and will have live stats and a live stream available. The Wildcats are 2-1 after starting their season with three consecutive road games. This is the first of seven home games this season.
The Wildcats are now 2-1 on the season after a road win at Holy Cross on Monday. Villanova is averaging 11.33 goals per game while allowing nine goals per game. Sophomore attack Katie Comerford (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) has a team-high 12 points (8g, 4a) with junior and sophomore attackers Jillian Swikart (Rumson, N.J.) and Liz Trojan (Airmont, N.Y.) right behind her with nine and eight, respectively. Sophomore midfielder Kim McDonough (Fair Haven, N.J.) has been great on the draw with 14 draw controls. Senior defender Elizabeth Armstrong (Chatham, N.J.), this week’s BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, leads the team in ground balls (11) and caused turnovers (6). Both goalkeepers, senior Julia Michaels (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and sophomore Khaia Baranowski (Marlton, N.J.), have seen time in net for the Wildcats.
Saint Joseph’s Scout
Saint Joseph’s is 2-1 after defeating Temple last Wednesday 18-11. The Hawks have now won two games in a row after losing their season opener. Through their first three games, their offense has them ranked among the top tier of offensive statistics in NCAA Division-I. The Hawks lead the country in assists per game with 10.33 and are tied for shots per game with 40.33. Their 28.33 points per game is also a second best in the NCAA. Their key offensive players are midfielder Rebecca Lane, who leads the team with 19 points (9g, 10a) and attack Francesca Donato who leads the team in goals with 12. Defender Kristen Kelbon headlines their defense, leading the team with nine ground balls and four caused turnovers. Graduate student Liz O’Sullivan starts in net for the Hawks after missing all but two games last season due to injury. She’s made 27 saves on the season and has a 13.25 goals against average.