PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team hits the road to face Holy Cross on Tuesday, September 11. The game will be played in Worcester, Mass. and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. The Friars are in the midst of a two-game win streak, having defeated Kent State (6-2) and Harvard (3-0) last week.
The Friars and Crusaders last met on September 10, 2008 in Worcester, Mass. The Crusaders came away with a 1-0 victory on that day, despite the fact that Providence held a 13-3 advantage in shots and 10-0 edge in penalty corners. Under the direction of 11th-year Head Coach Diane Madl, the Friars and Crusaders have played seven times. Providence holds a 5-2 record vs. Holy Cross in those meetings.
Through four games on the 2012 schedule, the Friars own a 2-2 record, with their only two losses coming to nationally ranked opponents. Eight players have combined to score 11 goals for the Friars this season. A trio of sophomores lead the team with two goals each, including Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany), Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) and Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.). Junior Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.) leads the team with six points on one goal and a team-best four assists.
Providence has out-scored its opponents 11-6 overall, including a 6-0 advantage in the second half. Providence also owns a 50-45 advantage in shot attempts. Of the team's 50 shots, 33 have been on target for a shots-on-goal percentage of 0.660.
Senior Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) and sophomore Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) have split the duties in goal this season. Weidman has played 131 minutes in the cage and owns a 1.07 goals against average and a 0.778 save percentage with one shut-out victory. Clymer has logged 160 minutes of action and has recorded a 1.76 goals against average and a 0.733 save percentage. Weidman is 1-0 overall, while Clymer has a record of 1-2.
Holy Cross will offer live video of the game vs. Providence. To access the feed, please click on the following link: Live Video - Providence vs. Holy Cross Field Hockey
HOLY CROSS (1-4): The Holy Cross field hockey team enters Tuesday's game against Providence with a 1-4 overall record. The Crusaders' only victory this season came at Siena (2-0) on September 5. Carly Grimaudo leads the Holy Cross offense with five points on two goals and one assist. Megan Bourne is second among her teammates in scoring with four points on two goals. Molly Feit and Emily Allen have each recorded one goal to round out the scoring.
In goal, Kat Matchett has played all 350 minutes for the Crusaders. She has allowed 12 goals and has registered 30 saves for a 2.40 goals against average and a 0.714 save percentage. In the lone victory for Holy Cross, Matchett backstopped the team to a shutout.