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Aug. 30, 1997

Villanova Gets Shutout in Season Opener

FAIRFAX, Va. - In the season opener for both Villanova and George Mason, the 17-ranked Patriots moved to 1-0 while the Wildcats fell to 0-1.

The Patriots Jenn Gross registered her fifth career hat trick en route to a 3-0 shutout of the Wildcats in front of 136 fans at George Mason Stadium. After an early struggle Gross scored on a nine-yard blast at 36:09 of the first half. Gross scored again 18 minutes later when she slammed home a penalty kick through the hands of Wildcat goalie Jeanne Hennessy. The Wildcats were out shot 26 to 9 in the loss.

The Wildcats travel to Navy on Sunday(8/31) to take on the Midshipmen.