Oct. 4, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's soccer team (5-6-2; 3-2-0) heads on the road this weekend for a critical series of BIG EAST matches versus Louisville (7-3-2; 2-2-2) and Cincinnati (4-8-1; 1-5-0) this Friday and Sunday. Game time against the Cardinals is slated for 7 p.m. while the Wildcats will meet the Bearcats at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7th.
Live scoring and video for both matches will be available through the women's soccer schedule pages at UofLsports.com and GoBearcats.com
Senior Heidi Sabatura leads the team with 11 points via two goals and seven assists and is just two helpers shy of becoming Villanova's all-time assists leader while her 73 career points rank her eighth all-time. Gersh is just one point behind Sabatura for the season and has four goals and two assists in 2012. Goalkeepers Jami Kranich and Kelsey Quinn have split time in net and have combined for a .785 save percentage and 62 saves on the year.
`Nova vs. Louisville: Friday will mark the eighth meeting between the Cardinals and Wildcats with Villanova holding the advantage in the all-time series at 4-3. The Wildcats last met Louisville on October 7th, 2011 and fell to the Cardinals 3-2 in double overtime.
A Look at Louisville: The Cardinals bring a 7-3-2 overall record into Friday's matchup and a 2-2-2 mark in the BIG EAST. Louisville has captured wins over Ohio State (1-0), Wright State (3-1), Butler (2-0), Purdue (4-3, 2OT), SEMO (4-0), UNC Greensboro (3-0), Toledo (3-1), DePaul (2-0) and St. John's (6-0). The only losses on the year have come by Kentucky (2-0), Notre Dame (2-1) and Marquette (2-0). A fellow National Division member, Louisville currently sits in fifth place in the conference division standings with nine points.
Angelika Uremovich leads the team with 20 points via nine goals and two assists while Charlyn Corral has 12 points on the year via three goals and six assists. Chloe Kiefer has been the primary netminder and posts a .750 save percentage for the season.
`Nova vs. Cincinnati: Sunday will mark the eighth overall meeting between Villanova and Cincinnati with the Wildcats taking the upper hand in the all-time series at 5-1-1.
A Look at Cincinnati: The Bearcats bring a 4-8-1 overall record into Sunday's contest and a 1-5 record in the BIG EAST. Cincinnati has captured wins over NC State (3-1), Northeastern (2-1, 2OT), Eastern Kentucky (2-0) and St. John's (1-0, 2OT). The Bearcats scored a draw against Elon (1-1) and have fallen to Nebraska (2-1), UC Irvine (2-1), Colorado (2-1), DePaul (1-0), Notre Dame (7-0), Syracuse (1-0), USF (4-1) and Marquette (5-0). A fellow National Division member, Cincinnati currently sits in eighth place in the conference division standings with three points.
Laura Rose leads the team with 11 points via five goals and one assist. Kristina Utley has been the starter in net throughout the season and owns a .755 save percentage while making 83 stops on the year.