Field Hockey Hosts Rutgers In BIG EAST Showdown

Daniella Bernasconi

Oct. 19, 2012


The Providence College field hockey team will host BIG EAST Conference opponent Rutgers on Friday, October 19 in Providence, R.I. The game will be played at Lennon Family Field at 7:00 p.m.

The Friars enter Friday’s game with an 8-6 overall record and a 2-2 mark in the BIG EAST. The squad is in the midst of a three-game win streak, including victories over Vermont (4-2), Villanova (1-0) and Brown (4-1). Junior Caitlin Malone (Ossining, N.Y.), who recently was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, leads the Friars with 24 points on nine goals and six assists. She is the first Friar since 2009 to eclipse 20+ points in a season. Sophomores Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) each have 18 points on seven goals and four assists. Fellow sophomore Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) checks in with 13 points on three goals and seven assists, while junior Hillary Anderson (Barrington, R.I.) is creeping in on double digits with eight points on four goals. Senior goalkeeper Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) has played 831 minutes in the cage and owns a 2.02 goals against average and a 0.718 save percentage. She has posted a 7-4 overall record in 13 appearances and has collected two shut-out victories.

Live streaming video of the Providence College vs. Rutgers field hockey match is available on the Friars’ athletic web site by clicking on the following link: Live Video - Providence vs. Rutgers

Live stats also are available by clicking the following link: Live Stats - Providence vs. Rutgers



RUTGERS (8-7, 2-3 BIG EAST)... The Rutgers Scarlet Knights enter Friday’s BIG EAST match-up at Providence with an 8-7 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the conference. Five Scarlet Knights have reached double figures in the points column led by Lisa Patrone, who has recorded 19 points on eight goals and three assists. Danielle Freshnock is second on the team in scoring with 14 points on five goals and four assists, followed by 13 points from Alyssa Bull (four goals/five assists). Sophie Wright and Cornelia Duffin each own 11 points on five goals and one assist.

Sarah Stuby has played 1,052 minutes in the cage for Rutgers this season and owns a 2.20 goal against average and a 0.700 save percentage. She has allowed 33 goals and has recorded 77 saves. Stuby has been the goalkeeper of record in each of Rutgers’ 15 games and has recorded two shut-out victories. - FRIARS -

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