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Wildcats Set to Meet Creighton, Seton Hall For Important BIG EAST Contests
Sophomore Rhea Barghash

Oct. 15, 2013

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VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova women's soccer team (5-6-3, 2-2-1) continues BIG EAST Conference action this week when they host Creighton (9-4-1, 2-2-1) and travel to Seton Hall (4-8-2, 2-3-0) this Thursday and Sunday to take on the Bluejays and Pirates. Game time versus Creighton is slated for 4:00 p.m. while the Wildcats meet Seton Hall at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Villanova This Season: The Wildcats enter this weekend with a 5-6-3 overall record a 2-2-1 mark in the BIG EAST after posting a 1-1 double-overtime draw with St. John's last Saturday. Sophomore Hayley Wilson scored the game-tying goal off a free kick to help the Wildcats earn a valuable point in conference play. Following the contests this week, there are just two games left in the regular season.

The Last Meeting
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September 16, 2012
South Orange, N.J.
Wildcats Fall at Seton Hall, 2-0
In the second game of a BIG EAST New Jersey weekend, Villanova (3-5-2; 1-1) stumbled at Seton Hall (6-4-0; 1-1), falling 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. SHU's Stephanie Soma notched two first-half goals to put the Pirates on the winning end of the conference battle.

Freshman Katie Martin leads the team with 19 points via five goals and nine assists off of 27 shots while sophomore Reanna Marino follows closely behind with four goals and one assist for nine points. Senior goalkeeper Jami Kranich has been the mainstay in net and has played every minute between the pipes this season. She currently posts a 1.23 goals against average and a .769 save percentage.

A Look at Creighton: Thursday marks the first-ever meeting between Creighton and Villanova. Creighton brings a 9-4-1 overall record and a 2-2-1 mark in the BIG EAST after falling to DePaul last week. The Bluejays have claimed wins over North Dakota, Northern Colorado, Idaho, Kansas City, South Dakota, Montana Omaha, Providence and Seton Hall. Losses on the year have come via Utah State, Boise State, Marquette and DePaul and they've drawn with St. John's.

Kirstyn Corder leads the team with 14 points via seven goals while Lauren Cingoranelli has provided three goals and five assists for 10 points. Danielle Rice has been the primary goalkeeper throughout the season and posts a 1.14 goals against average and a .820 save percentage.

`Nova vs. Seton Hall: Sunday marks the 20th overall meeting between Villanova and Seton Hall with Villanova holding an 11-7-1 advantage in the all time series. The two schools last met on September 16th, 2012 and the Pirates defeated the Wildcats 2-0.

A Look at Seton Hall: Seton Hall owns a 4-8-2 overall record and 2-3-0 mark in the BIG EAST. Wins have come via Army, Marist, Providence and Butler. Losses have come by LIU Brooklyn, Monmouth, William & Mary, Virginia, Delaware, DePaul, Creighton and Xavier while the Pirates have drawn with Stony Brook and Princeton.

Kaitlyn Ritter leads the team with 13 points via six goals and one assist while Ashley Clarke follows closely behind with two goals and seven assists for 11 points. Jennifer Pettigrew has been the primary goalkeeper this season and owns a 1.23 goals against average and a .775 save percentage.