Field Hockey Welcomes 15th-Ranked Northeastern This Weekend

    Sally Adua

    Sally Adua

    Sep 6, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

    The Providence College field hockey team will host regional foe Northeastern on Sunday, September 8. The game will be held at Lennon Family Field at 1:00 p.m., and punctuates a four-game home stand for the Friars to start the season. Providence enters the match with a 2-1 overall record, and is coming off of a 4-0 victory against Holy Cross on September 4.

    Sunday’s match-up with Northeastern will be streamed live on www.Friars.com. For a direct link to the video stream, please click the following link: Providence Field Hockey vs. Northeastern (Live Video) 

    Live stats also will be available at the following link: Game Tracker 

    The Friars are led offensively by junior forward Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.). Bernasconi has made the most of her opportunities in the circle this season, putting each of her six shot attempts on target, and coming away with four goals for a team-best eight points. She recently recorded her first career hat trick on September 4 against Holy Cross. Two days earlier (Sept. 2), Bernasconi was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, after netting the game-winning goal in overtime to help Providence defeat 11th-ranked Northwestern on August 30. Nine players on this year’s roster have cracked the scoring column through three games. Four Friars, including Bernasconi, have tallied goals, while five others have recorded at least one assist.

    Junior goalkeeper Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) has played 213:33 minutes in goal for Providence and owns a 1.64 goals against average and a 0.773 save percentage. She posted her first collegiate shut-out victory over Holy Cross on September 4. Last season, the Friars recorded just two shut-out victories in games vs. Harvard (3-0) and BIG EAST foe Villanova (1-0). The Friars have been quick-hitters this season, offensively, scoring five of their seven goals in the first half. Overall, PC’s opponents have held a 33-29 edge in shot attempts and a 21-14 advantage in penalty corners. Additionally, Providence is 2-0 on the year when scoring it scores first. In each of the Friars’ two victories, Providence has scored a goal within the first five minutes of play, and in all three games, the team has scored at least one goal within the first 10 minutes.


     

     

    Upon completion of its game with Northeastern, Providence will play its first road games of the season against 20th-ranked New Hampshire (September 13) in Durham, N.H. and 16th-ranked Boston University (September 15) in Boston, Mass.

    #15 NORTHEASTERN: The 15th-ranked Northeastern field hockey team enters Sunday’s match-up against Providence with a 1-1 overall record. The Huskies defeated Monmouth, 2-1, in overtime on August 30 to open the 2013 season. Northeastern fell to 11th-ranked Northwestern, 4-2, on September 1. Through two games, the Huskies are led offensively by Emmy Zweserijn, who has scored one goal in each match and owns four points on the season. Vanessa Pryor and Leah Edmonson have tallied one goal apiece to round out the scoring.

    Becky Garner has played 147:34 minutes in goal for the Huskies this season and owns a 2.37 goals against average and a 0.706 save percentage. She has allowed five goals in two games and has collected 12 saves for a 1-1 record.

    The Huskies’ opponents have recorded a 31-23 advantage in shot attempts and a 19-12 edge in penalty corners this season. - FRIARS -

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