Sept. 27, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will face BIG EAST foe Old Dominion on Friday, September 27 in Norfolk, Va. at 3:00 p.m. The Friars enter the match against Old Dominion with a 4-4 overall record and a 1-0 mark in the BIG EAST Conference.
Providence opened BIG EAST Conference play with a 5-0 victory over Georgetown on September 20. Junior Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and sophomore Salene Shaffer (Millerstown, Pa.) each recorded four points on one goal and two assists to lead the Friar effort. Bernasconi leads the Friars in scoring through eight games with 20 points on nine goals and two assists. According to the latest NCAA statistical report, released on September 23, Bernasconi is tied for 11th in the nation in points per game (2.50) and tied for eighth in goals per game (1.13).
Junior Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) has played 578:33 minutes in goal for Providence and owns a 1.45 goals against average and a 0.769 save percentage. She recorded the first two shut-out victories of her career against Holy Cross (4-0) on September 4 and Georgetown (5-0) on September 20. Clymer ranks 21st in nation in goals against average and tied for 18th in save percentage.
Upon completion of the Providence vs. Old Dominion match, the Friars will return home to Lennon Family Field for back-to-back home games against Brown (October 2) and No. 3 Connecticut (October 5).
OLD DOMINION (2-6, 0-1 BIG EAST): Old Dominion joined the BIG EAST Conference as an associate member for field hockey prior to the start of the 2013 season. The Monarchs enter Friday's game with a 2-6 overall record, but the team has played one of the most difficult schedules in the country, including five teams ranked among the top-10 in the NFHCA National Coaches' Poll. The Monarchs, who were previously ranked 20th in the nation, fell out of the most recent NFHCA Division I Coaches' Poll (released on September 24).
Sarah Breen leads the offense with 10 points on five goals, while Rosario Villagra owns seven points on one goal and five assists. Eight players on the roster have scored at least one point (goal or assist).
Megan Hept has played 571:17 minutes in the cage for Old Dominion this season and owns a 3.15 goals against average and a 0.655 save percentage. - FRIARS -