Sept. 1, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will host Kent State University on Monday, September 3. The game will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. and is scheduled to begin at Noon.
The Friars enter Monday's game with an 0-2 record this season, with both losses coming in overtime to nationally-ranked opponents. Providence opened the season with a 3-2 overtime loss at No. 22 Maine on August 28. The Friars followed with a 1-0 overtime loss to No. 14 Boston University on August 31. The Friars are looking to turn the page and crack the win column vs. a talented Kent State squad.
Junior Brittany Ross (Scarborough, Maine) and sophomore Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) have each scored one goal for Providence this season. Sophomore Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) has one assist. Sophomore Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) has played the majority of minutes in goal for Providence this season (97:50) and has been the goalie of record in each match. She owns a 1.43 goals against average and a 0.750 save percentage. Senior Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) has played 52:42 minutes and owns a 2.66 goals against average and a 0.500 save percentage.
Live streaming video of the Friars' match with Kent State will be available via Providence's athletic website at www.Friars.com. To access the live video, please click on the following link: Live Video vs. Kent State
Live stats also will be available during the game, free of charge, by clicking the following link: Live Stats vs. Kent State
Upon completion of the Friars' game against Kent State, the team will remain at home on Lennon Field to host Harvard on Saturday, September 8. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY (2-1): Kent State University has posted a 2-1 record through three games this season and have yet to play No. 14 Boston University on Saturday, September 1 before heading to Providence College. The Golden Flashes were defeated by Indiana, 5-3, in their season opener on August 24. The team rallied to earn victories against James Madison (1-0) on August 26 and Vermont (4-2) on August 28. Prior to Kent State's match with Boston University, Shannon Martin and Julia Hofmann were leading the offense with three goals apiece. Hannah Faulkner and Rebecca Lee have each scored once. Goalkeeper Jahna Jordan has played each of the team's three games in goal and owns a 2.33 goals against average and a 0.741 save percentage.
Last season, Kent State posted an 8-13 overall record, including a 5-5 mark in the MAC. The Golden Flashes advanced to the MAC Championship Game and fell to Ohio in overtime, 2-1. The Golden Flashes return two of their top-three goal scorers from 2011 in Julia Hofmann and Rebecca Lee. Hofmann notched seven goals and three assists for 17 points, while Lee added seven goals and two assists for 16 points. Debbie Bell, who graduated in May, led the team in scoring with 47 points on 21 goals and five assists.
The Golden Flashes are coached by Kathleen (Schanne) Wiler. Wiler, then Schanne, played at Providence from 1993-96, and earned her undergraduate degree from the College in 1997. - FRIARS -