Sept. 20, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's soccer team (3-5-2; 1-1-0) returns home to the West Campus Soccer Complex this weekend for a pair of matches against Providence (7-2-1; 2-0) and Connecticut (5-3-1; 1-1) this Friday and Sunday. Game time versus the Friars is slated for 4 p.m. on Sept. 21st while the Wildcats will meet the Huskies at 1 p.m. on Sept. 23rd.
Both games will be broadcast on Nova Nation All-Access with GameTracker providing live stats for each contest.
Villanova This Season: The Wildcats enter this weekend with a 1-1 BIG EAST record after posting a 2-1 overtime victory over then-No. 16 Rutgers last weekend. Freshman Renee Hart posted her first collegiate goal to propel the Wildcats to their first win over a ranked opponent in 2012. Just two days later, the Wildcats were defeated by Seton Hall 2-0 in South Orange. N.J. On the year, the Wildcats have captured wins over American (2-0), La Salle (3-2) and Rutgers.
Senior Heidi Sabatura leads the team with eight points via one goal and six assists and is just three helpers shy of becoming Villanova's all-time leader in the same category. Her 68 career points rank her ninth all-time at Villanova. Sophomores Stephanie Myers and Victoria Gersh are close behind in the point race and have each registered six tallies for the year. Goalkeeper Kelsey Quinn has been the mainstay in net and owns a 3-5-2 record. She currently posts a 1.31 goals against average and a .774 save percentage.
`Nova vs. Providence: Friday will mark the 22nd meeting between the Friars and Wildcats with Villanova holding the advantage in the all-time series at 11-8-2. The Wildcats last met PC on October 4th, 2009 and fell to the Friars 1-0.
A Look at Providence: The Friars bring a 7-2-1 overall record into Friday's matchup and a 2-0 conference record. PC has captured wins over Army (3-1), Lehigh (4-0), Central Connecticut (2-1), Brown (3-2), New Hampshire (2-1, 2OT), St. John's (2-0) and Syracuse (2-1). The only losses on the year come by Boston College (3-0) and Quinnipiac (1-0).
Catherine Zimmerman leads the team with 15 points via seven goals and one assist and is followed closely behind by Laura DiClemente with three goals and three assists. Jessica Goudreault has been the primary starter in net and owns a 5-2-1 record on the season.
`Nova vs. Connecticut: Sunday will mark the 20th overall meeting between Villanova and Connecticut with the Huskies taking the upper hand in the all-time series at 14-2-3. The conference opponents have not faced off since 2006 when Villanova took home a 1-0 victory over UConn.
A Look at Connecticut: The Huskies bring a 5-3-1 overall record into Sunday's contest and a 1-1 record in the BIG EAST. Connecticut has captured wins over LIU (2-1), Vermont (4-2), Maine (3-0), Marist (3-1), Central Connecticut (4-1) and St. John's (5-1). They only losses on the year come via Boston College (4-3), North Carolina (2-0) and Syracuse (3-2). The Huskies posted a 1-1 2OT draw against Santa Clara.
Danielle Schulmann leads the team with 24 points via nine goals and six assists. Allison Saucier has been the primary starter in goal and owns a 4-2-1 record on the season.