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The Villanova women’s soccer team will close out non-conference play this weekend. First the Wildcats will host Harvard for a Friday afternoon matchup at the Higgins Soccer Complex before heading down the road to Drexel on Sunday.
Villanova enters this weekend with a 3-4 record and are coming off two 1-0 losses last weekend, the first to Lehigh and the more recent to La Salle. The weekend prior the Cats went 2-0, defeating Saint Joseph’s and Lafayette.
“I think our non-conference has been able to prepare us for what we will see in BIG EAST play,” shared head coach Chris McLain. “I am really happy with all of our non-conference games because it has really given us a little bit of everything and that is a good early test.”
The test will continue this weekend when the 4-2 Crimson’s come to the Main Line on Friday afternoon. Harvard will have one more contest, on Wednesday, September 13th against Quinnipiac before they take on the Wildcats. This will be Villanova’s last home game for the month of September, they will begin their three game road series with a trip to Drexel on Sunday. The Dragons has a 3-4 record and will host the Penn Quakers on Thursday before the Wildcats travel down Lancaster Ave.
McLain shared that this weekend the team will be focusing on consistency, “Right now we are focusing on getting back on the path and moving forward. We are very organized I think it is a tough combination when teams play against us, but we need to be more consistent. To many times we go a little rouge and if even one player goes rouge that leaves a weakness and teams can expose you, so we need to be more consistent.”
This year’s team is one that is working on still finding an identity he shared but all 32 have been working hard to make the change. “I have been really impressed by the whole team, all 32. This team knows that only 22 players will be dressing, that means 9 or 10 won’t be. “You can come out and be really chirpy or with a bad attitude. Honestly, they don’t look at it like that. They are doing everything in their power to help this team win games.”
Friday’s game will be this year’s wear white game, so make sure to wear yours!