Oct. 12, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team is set to face BIG EAST foe Villanova on Saturday, October 13. The game will be played in Villanova, Pa. at 1:00 p.m.
The Friars enter Saturday's match with a 6-6 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. Four Friars have reached double figures in the points column, led by junior Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.), who has tallied 20 points on seven goals and six assists. Sophomores Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) each have scored 16 points on six goals and four assists. Fellow sophomore Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) has 13 points on three goals and a team-best seven assists. Malone ranks fifth among BIG EAST players in overall scoring with 1.67 points per game, while FitzPatrick is tied for third in the league in assists (seven). Guglielmo is tied for second in the BIG EAST with four game-winning goals.
Senior goalkeeper Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) has played 691 minutes in the cage for Providence. She has allowed 23 goals and has collected 53 saves for a 2.33 goals against average and a 0.697 save percentage.
The Friars have out-scored their opponents 34-27 through 12 games, including a 22-9 advantage in the second half. Five of the Friars' six losses this season have come against teams who are nationally ranked. Three of the five losses to ranked teams have been decided by one goal, including two games decided by overtime.
Live streaming video of the Providence College vs. Villanova field hockey match is available on the Wildcat's athletic web site by clicking on the following link: http://www.villanova.com/allaccess/?media=330560
VILLANOVA (6-8, 1-2 BIG EAST)... The Villanova field hockey team enters Saturday's match against Providence with a 6-8 overall record and a 1-2 mark in BIG EAST Conference play. The Wildcats are in the midst of a three-game winless streak during which they fell to Saint Joseph's (2-1), Liberty (2-1) and Richmond (3-0). Each game during the streak was played on the road. The Wildcats return home to face the Friars, where they own a 3-1 record this season. Their only loss at home was to BIG EAST foe Connecticut (1-0 OT).
Three players have cracked double digits in the scoring column this season through 14 games. Leah High leads Villanova with 16 points on seven goals and two assists. Jessica Swoboda checks in with four goals and four assists for 12 points. Rounding out the list of double-digit scorers is Kayla Kenney, who owns 11 points on three goals and a team-best five assists. Alex Diekmann has played 932 minutes in goal this season. She has allowed 36 goals and has recorded 90 saves for a 3.48 goals against average and a 0.714 save percentage.
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