Villanova, Pa. – Women’s Lacrosse concludes their non-conference schedule with a home game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The game is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday night. There will be a live stream and live stats available for the game.
Live Stream via Nova Nation All-Access
The Wildcats are 4-2 after defeating Drexel 20-12 this past Saturday. Villanova averages 13.8 goals per game and allow 11.5 goals per game. The Wildcats have held their opponents to only 27 assists in six games. They have performed well on the draw, winning 100 draws to their opponents 61. Katie Comerford (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) leads the team with 24 points (14g, 10a), followed by Jillian Swikart (Rumson, N.J.) (team-high 17 goals) with 20 points and Ashley Lynch (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) (9g, 10a) with 19 points. Kim McDonough (Pennington, N.J.) and Devin Hassinger (Glenmoore, Pa.) are top two in draw controls with 33 and 30, respectively. Elizabeth Armstrong (Chatham, N.J.) leads the team with 14 ground balls, followed by Tara DeAngelo (Garden City, N.Y.) with 13. Julia Michaels (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and Khaia Baranowski (Marlton, N.J.) have nearly split time in net, as Michaels leads the team with 26 saves to Baranowski’s 25 saves.
Rutgers is now 4-3 after losing to #5/3 James Madison 16-8 on Saturday. After dropping their season opener to Temple, the Scarlet Knights won three consecutive games. Their win streak was snapped with a 19-9 loss at #15/12 Penn, but they bounced back with a win over Drexel. Two of their three losses have come against ranked opponents. Their offense is led by preseason All-Big Ten selection Samantha Budd, who leads the Scarlet Knights with 21 points (17g, 4a). Junior attacker Abbey Brooks is second on the team in points with 18 and has a team-high 10 assists. Senior attacker Kerri Puckhaber has the second most goals on the team with 12. Senior defender Amanda Casten, a two-time All-Big Ten selection and the 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year headlines Rutgers’ defense. She is joined by captain Christine Dilullo and junior Regina Sharp. Sharp has caused a team-high 11 caused turnovers and a second-best 16 ground balls. Junior goalkeeper Devon Kearns has started six out of seven games in net. She allows 10.99 goals per game and has 44 saves on the year. Her save percentage is 45.4%. Senior Bianca Dente started in net their last game versus James Madison. The two split the game in net and Dente allowed eight goals on two saves.
Rutgers leads the all-time series 21-1. Their last matchup resulted in a 14-8 Wildcats’ loss at home in 2016. They have lost two consecutive games to the Scarlet Knights. Their last and only win over Rutgers came in 2014 when the defeated them at home 14-11.