Field Hockey Set To Face Villanova And Quinnipiac This Weekend

Oct. 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team will play back-to-back road games against Villanova and Quinnipiac this weekend. The Friars start their road trip with a BIG EAST Conference match-up against the Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in Villanova, Pa. Providence remains on the road for a non-conference match against Quinnipiac on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. in Hamden, Conn.

Live Video vs. Villanova (Oct. 9 - 4:00 p.m.)  
Live Stats vs. Villanova (Oct. 9 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Live Video vs. Quinnipiac (Oct. 11 - 1:00 p.m.)  
Live Stats vs. Quinnipiac (Oct. 11 - 1:00 p.m.) 

Providence College enters Friday’s conference game vs. Villanova with a 2-10 overall record and a 1-0 mark in the BIG EAST. The Friars’ opened the league slate with a 4-1 victory over Georgetown on Oct. 2 in Providence, R.I. Sophomore Megan Hamilton (Warrington, Pa.) recorded two goals in the victory, and went on to earn BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition for the first time this season on Monday, Oct. 5.

Junior Adrienne Houle (Burlington, Ontario) and senior Emily Matthews (Marshfield, Mass.) lead the Friars’ offense with nine points each. Houle has recorded four goals and one assist, while Matthews checks in with three goals and three assists. Freshman Emma Lucas (Naarden, Netherlands) is third on the team with eight points (3g / 2a) and Hamilton owns seven points (3g / 1a). Senior Emma Mackie (Delta, British Columbia) leads Providence in assists, with five.



Villanova enters the weekend with a 3-8 overall record and an 0-1 mark in the BIG EAST. Three Wildcats have cracked double-figures in the scoring column, led by Francesca Bello’s 17 points on six goals and five assists. Kristen Mericle is second on the squad in scoring with 12 points (5g / 2a), while Kayla Kenney checks in with 10 points (3g / 4 a). Kenney is the sister of current Providence College freshman Corinne Kenney (Warrington, Pa.). Kayla and Corinne also played high school field hockey with Friar sophomore Megan Hamilton.

Carolynn Clark leads the Wildcats with six assists through 11 games. Eleven members of Villanova’s team have recorded at least one point this season, including eight players with 5+ points.

Erika Miller has played 746 minutes in goal for Villanova this season. She has recorded 63 saves and allowed 26 goals for a 2.44 goals against average and a 0.708 save percentage. Miller owns one shut-out victory this season, which she secured against Siena (5-0) on Sept. 25.

Quinnipiac enters the weekend with a 3-8 overall record and will face Bryant on Friday, Oct. 9 prior to hosting Providence on Oct. 11. To date, the Bobcats have posted a 3-1 record at the QU Field Hockey/Lacrosse Field in Hamden, Conn.

Michelle Federico leads Quinnipiac with nine points on two goals and a team-best five assists. Meghan McCullough and Savanna Reilly each have recorded seven points for the Bobcats. McCullough owns two goals and three assists, while Reilly has tallied three goals and one assist. Lauren Belskie joins Reilly for the team lead in goals scored, with three.

Megan Conaboy has played 700 minutes in the cage this season through 11 games. She has recorded a 3.36 goals against average and a 0.670 save percentage.


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