Grad student Jen Abrams tallied her first collegiate goal with the Friars against Georgetown.
Sept. 14, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Providence College field hockey team opened BIG EAST Conference play with a decisive, 5-2, victory over Georgetown on Friday, September 14. The game was played at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. The Friars are in the midst of a four-game win streak and improve to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the BIG EAST. Georgetown drops to 2-5 (0-1 BIG EAST).
Providence took a 2-0 lead in the first half with back-to-back goals from junior Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.) within a span of one minute and eight seconds. She scored the first at 26:57 and followed with her second tally at 28:05. Both of Malone's goals were by sophomore Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.).
It didn't take long for Georgetown to respond as Claire Mittermiller knocked home a rebound off the goalkeeper's pads to get within 2-1 at the 30:22 mark.
In the second half, junior Sally Adua (Madison, Conn.) put Providence ahead, 3-1, with her first goal of the season at the 38:46 mark. Sophomore Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) was credited with the assist as she fed Adua the ball at the goalkeeper's pads. Sophomore Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) added to the Friars' lead (4-1) at the 42:25 mark off a feed from freshman Emma Mackie (Delta, British Columbia). Mackie collected a rebound off a penalty corner play and then found Bernasconi at the goal cage.
In the 63rd minute, Georgetown closed the gap to 4-2 with a goal off a penalty corner. Katy Wingo found the back of the cage off a direct shot, which was assisted by Laura Thistle and Mittermiller.
Graduate student Jen Abrams (Reading, Mass.) tallied her first collegiate goal as a Friar to close the scoring at 65:47. She earned the goal with a deflection from the stroke mark, off an initial shot taken by sophomore Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) during a corner. Tietze was credited with the assist.
The Friars out-shot the Hoyas, 20-13, and held an 8-6 advantage in penalty corners. Senior goalkeeper Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) got her third-straight victory in goal with three saves. Georgetown's Briana Pereira made nine saves in goal, including seven in the first half.
Providence returns to action on Sunday, September 16 against Towson. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. in Towson, Md.
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