PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will host 14th-ranked Northwestern in non-conference action on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The match will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. and is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. The Friars will then play a neutral-site game against Bryant University on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1:00 p.m. The match-up will take place on the campus of Brown University at Goldberger Family Field.
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE VS. BRYANT (Sept. 3)
Live Stats vs. Bryant
SCOUTING PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (1-1): The Providence College field hockey team enters the weekend with a 1-1 overall record having split their first two games vs. 24th-ranked Maine (W, 1-0) and 14th-ranked Northwestern (L, 4-0).
In the Friars’ 2017 season opener vs. Maine [Aug. 25], sophomore Allyson Parker (Orange, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal with 8:33 remaining in regulation to lift Providence to a 1-0 victory. It marked the first goal of her collegiate career at PC. Guilbert collected four saves in the cage for the Friars and notched her fourth career shut-out victory, and first shut-out win against a nationally-ranked opponent. Parker and Guilbert were subsequently named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for their performances on Aug. 28.
On Aug. 29, the Friars were defeated by the 14th-ranked Wildcats, 4-0. Northwestern held a 16-6 advantage in shots during the match, including an 11-3 edge in shots on goal. Guilbert collected seven saves in the game, including six in the second half.
Last year, the Friars finished the season with a 13-6 overall record and finished second in the BIG EAST Conference with a 5-2 mark in league play.
Sophomore Sylvia Miller (Severn, Md.) is the team’s leading returning scorer, having posted 18 points on eight goals and two assists during her rookie campaign. Senior midfielder Megan Hamilton (Warrington, Pa.) finished the 2016 slate with 13 points on five goals and three assists, marking her third-consecutive season with double-digit points.
Megan Guilbert (Morganville, N.J.) played 1,400 minutes in the cage for Providence last year and posted a 1.40 goals against average and a 0.750 save percentage. She also registered three shut-out victories.
FRIARS VS. THE BEARS AND BULLDOGS IN 2016: Providence posted a 2-0 record in games vs. Brown and Bryant during the 2016 season. The Friars out-shot the Bears, 13-3, and held a 9-2 advantage in penalty corners, but needed overtime to earn a 2-1 victory. Providence also earned a one-goal victory (1-0) against Bryant last year. The Friars held a 7-1 advantage in shots during that game and a 9-4 edge in penalty corners.
SCOUTING BROWN (0-0): The Brown University field hockey team opens the 2017 season on Friday, Sept. 1 against Bryant University before making its way to Lennon Family Field to face the Friars on Saturday afternoon. Last season, the Bears compiled an 8-9 overall record and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Ivy League standings (3-4).
The Bears return Second-Team All-Ivy League selection Katie Hammaker in goal, but will look to replace three All-Ivy League honorees in Katarina Angus (First Team), Lucy Green (Second Team) and Jaclyn Torres (Honorable Mention).
Angus was also named Second Team All-Region. Torres led the team in goals (8) and points (16) while Green ranked second in points with 15 (7G, 1A). Angus led the backs with four goals and three assist for 11 points. Hammaker ranked third in the conference in saves with 96 on the year (6.0 per game) and third in save percentage (.716). She also recorded a 2.39 goals against average.
Current sophomore Gina Openshaw is the team’s leading returning scorer, having recorded 13 points on five goals and three assists in 2016. Ellie Seid is the only other returning player to crack double digits in the scoring column last year, with 11 points on four goals and three assists.
SCOUTING BRYANT (0-3): The Bryant University field hockey team enters the weekend with an 0-3 record, including two losses to nationally-ranked opponents. The Bulldogs opened the year with a 4-0 loss at No. 16 Boston University on Aug. 25, and followed with an 8-1 loss against Northeastern on Aug. 27. Most recently, Bryant dropped its third contest of the season against 24th-ranked Maine, 12-1, on Aug. 29.
Madison Demand and Victoria Newbill have scored the Bulldog’s only two goals this season, while Emily Perryman has recorded one assist. Miranda Grundy has played the majority of minutes in the cage for Bryant and has been the goalkeeper of record for each match (0-3). She has logged 126 minutes of action and owns a 0.519 save percentage and a 7.20 goals against average. Lyndsay Swanston has played 84 minutes and owns a 0.421 save percentage and a 9.20 goals against average.
In three games, Bryant has been out-shot by its opponents, 83-4. The Bulldogs’ opponents also have held a 27-1 edge in penalty corners.
WHAT’S NEXT: Providence will host Northeastern in a non-conference match on Friday, Sept. 8. The game will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 10, the Friars hit the road to face 12th-ranked Boston College in Newton, Mass. The match is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.
2017 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE HONORS / AWARDS:
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 28)
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 28) - GO FRIARS! -
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