PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will host Harvard University on Saturday, September 8 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. The Friars enter the match with a 1-2 record, earning their first victory of the season on September 3 against Kent State, 6-2.
The Friars were tied with Kent State, 2-2, at halftime before erupting for four unanswered goals in the second half to take the win. Six Friars scored goals in the game, while junior Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.) led the way with four points on one goal and two assists. Providence’s six goals mark the most in a single game since defeating Georgetown, 8-0, on October 24, 2009. That same season, the Friars also defeated Rutgers, 8-0, on October 9. In each of those game, the Friars had six different players record goals.
Malone and sophomore Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) each lead the team with four points. Bernasconi owns two goals, while Malone has recorded one goal and two assists. Nine Friars overall have recorded at least one point on the season through three games. Sophomore goalkeeper Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) earned her first collegiate victory for the Friars against Kent State with five saves. She has played the majority of minutes in the cage (159:31) and owns a 1.76 goals against average and a 0.733 save percentage.
Through three games, eight of the Friars’ 11 starters are either first or second-year players, including six sophomores, two freshmen and one graduate student.
Live stats will be available for the Friars’ match-up against Harvard. Please click on the following link: Live Stats vs. Harvard
HARVARD UNIVERSITY (1-1): The Harvard University field hockey team enters Saturday’s match against Providence College with a 1-1 overall record. The Crimson opened the season with a 1-0 victory against Holy Cross on September 1 and fell to Sacred Heart, 2-1, in double-overtime on September 3. Saturday’s game marks the first road game of the season for Harvard. Catriona McDonald and Caroline McNeill have each scored one goal for the Crimson this season, while Caitlin Rea has contributed two assists.
Jenn Hatfield and Cynthia Tassopoulos have each played one game in goal for Harvard. Hatfield is 0-1 on the season, having played 98:43 minutes in the cage during the double-overtime loss to Sacred Heart. Hatfield made 15 saves in the game and allowed two goals. Tassopoulos played all 70 minutes in the victory over Holy Cross and made four saves in the shut-out victory.