Oct. 5, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will host No. 1 Syracuse on Saturday, October 6 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The game is scheduled to begin at Noon.
The Friars enter Saturday's game with a 5-5 overall record and a 1-1 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The squad is in the midst of a three-game winless streak, including losses to No. 22 Boston College (3-2), No. 5 Connecticut (4-2) and Dartmouth (3-1). Four of the Friars' five losses have come against nationally-ranked opponents.
Four Friars have reached double digits in scoring, led by junior Caitlin Malone's (Ossining, N.Y.) 16 points on five goals and six assists. Sophomores Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) and Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) are tied for second on the team with 14 points on five goals and four assists each. Fellow sophomore Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) rounds out the top four scorers with 12 points on three goals and six assists.
Senior Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) has played 551 minutes in the cage for Providence. She has a 2.29 goals against average and a 0.679 save percentage. She holds a 4-3 record this season, including one shut-out victory.
Live streaming video of the Providence vs. Syracuse field hockey match is available by clicking the following link: Live Video
The Friars' athletic web site also will feature live stats for the match: Live Stats
SYRACUSE (11-0, 3-0 BIG EAST)... The Syracuse field hockey team enters Saturday's game with an 11-0 record, including a 3-0 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The Orange are one of just two teams in the nation that are undefeated - the other is BIG EAST foe Connecticut. Eight members of the team have cracked double digits in the scoring column, including six players who have 15 points or more. Lauren Brooks leads the team with 19 points on eight goals and three assists. Kelsey Millman checks in with 18 points on seven goals and four assists, while Liz McInerney has 16 points on four goals and a team-best eight assists. Leann Stiver has played 727 minutes in goal for the Orange and owns a 0.48 goals against average and a 0.853 save percentage. She also has recorded seven shut-out victories.
Syracuse has outscored its opponents, 48-6, through 11 games. The squad also holds a 240-76 advantage in shots and an 89-41 edge in penalty corners. The Orange have scored five-or-more goals in six games this season. - FRIARS -