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Wildcats Host No. 6 Notre Dame Sunday
Sophomore attack Kelsey Denihan has 13 goals on the season.

 
Sophomore attack Kelsey Denihan has 13 goals on the season.
 

March 22, 2014

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's lacrosse team (4-3, 0-0 BIG EAST) hosts former conference rival No. 6 Notre Dame (7-3, 1-3 ACC) as the Wildcats return home Sunday at noon at Villanova Stadium.

Villanova finished a three-game road stint with an 8-6 win over Davidson last Sunday. Freshman midfielder Becca Hetrick (4G, 1 A) and sophomore midfielder Shannon Galvin (2G, 3A) each recorded five points in the outing. Sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum made two saves in the game.

The Last Meeting
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March 24, 2013
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Wildcats Fall to No. 7 Notre Dame 14-2 in BIG EAST Opener
No. 7 Notre Dame took a four goal lead to begin the game and never trailed as Villanova fell to the Fighting Irish 14-2 on Sunday afternoon in South Bend, Ind.

The Wildcats lead the BIG EAST in assists per game (5.29) and junior attack Jessica Mucci is second in the conference with 1.57 assists per game. Villanova is second in the BIG EAST in ground balls per game (17.57) and third in points per game (15.43).

Sophomore attacks Meghan Breen and Kelsey Denihan pace the Wildcats with 13 goals apiece. Mucci holds the team lead in assists with 11.

Fraum has played in all seven games this season and holds a 7.49 goals against average and a .450 save percentage.

The Wildcats have scored an average of 10.14 goals per game while holding opposition to 8.29 goals per game.

Live stats will be available at villanova.com. Follow the women's lacrosse team @novawlax for in-game updates.

Scouting the Fighting Irish
Nine different players scored in Notre Dame's (7-3, 1-3 ACC) last game, a 12-5 won over Marquette. Midfielder Margaret Smith recorded five ground balls, two caused turnovers, two draw controls and a goal in the contest. Goalkeeper Liz O'Sullivan made 11 saves in her first complete game.

 

 

Cortney Fortunato leads the team offensively with 33 points (26G, 7A) while Smith holds the team lead in ground balls with 33. Smith also leads the team in caused turnovers (22).

The Fighting Irish have outscored opponents 126-95 through 10 games this season.

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