Sept. 21, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team is set to host No. 22 Boston College on Sunday, September 23 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. The game serves as the back-drop for the program's annual "Pink Out" event, which helps to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to show support for a great cause.
Providence enters the match on a five-game win streak and currently stand at 5-2 overall. The Friars' two losses on the season came against nationally-ranked opponents, and the Eagles will mark the third ranked foe Providence will face this season. Through seven games, Providence is led offensively by junior Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.), who has tallied 14 points on four goals and six assists. Sophomores Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) and Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) also have recorded double-digit points. Tietze owns 12 points on a team-best five goals and two assists, while Guglielmo has 10 points on three goals and four assists.
Ten players have combined to score 25 goals for Providence, thus far. The Friars' 25 goals mark the most for a seven-game span to start the season since 1997. During the 1997 season, the program also recorded 25 goals over during the first seven games of the year. Providence five-game win streak also marks the longest such streak since 2009.
Senior goalkeeper Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) has played 341 minutes in the cage for Providence and owns a 4-0 record. She has collected 19 saves and has allowed eight goals for a 1.64 goals against average and a 0.704 save percentage. Sophomore Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) has played 160 minutes in goal and owns a 1.76 goals against average and a 0.733 save percentage.
Live streaming video of the Providence College vs. Boston College match will be available on the Friars' athletic website at www.Friars.com
#22 BOSTON COLLEGE: Boston College currently stands at 4-4 on the season and will face No. 6 Virginia on Friday, September 21 before making its way to Providence College on Sunday, September 23. The Eagles are in the midst of a three-game winless streak, including losses to No. 12 Boston University (2-1), No. 4 Maryland (7-4) and James Madison (2-1, 2OT).
Emma Plasteras and Nicole Shuster have each recorded two goals and three assists for a team-best seven points. Katlyn Soucy and Virgynia Muma lead the team in goals, with three apiece. Leah Settipane has played 572 minutes in goal for Boston College and owns a 1.59 goals against average and a 0.723 save percentage. She has backstopped the Eagles to three shut-out victories through eight games.
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