Oct. 22, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College field hockey team heads to Piscataway, N.J. to take on BIG EAST foe Rutgers on Friday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. The Friars are in the midst of a two-game win streak, which puts them at 7-7 overall on the season, including a 2-3 mark in the BIG EAST Conference.
Junior Daniella Bernasconi (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) leads the Friars in scoring with 30 points on 14 goals and two assists. Junior Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) is second in scoring with 10 points on four goals and two assists, while freshman Adrienne Houle (Burlington, Ontario) checks in with nine points on three goals and three assists. Houle scored her first collegiate goal in a 2-1 victory against Villanova on October 19. The very next day, she recorded a season-high two goals in a 6-0 victory against Vermont. For her efforts, she was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on October 21. Eleven different Friars have scored at least one goal this season.
Junior Deidra Clymer (South Windsor, Conn.) has played 1,000 minutes in goal this season and owns a 1.61 goals against average and a 0.758 save percentage. Clymer also has recorded three shut-out victories, marking the first of her career.
Providence has outscored its opponents, 32-23, through 14 games. Twenty of the Friars' 32 goals have come in the first half. The Friars also have recorded a 197-165 advantage in shot attempts and a 99-98 edge in penalty corners.
RUTGERS (9-6, 3-2 BIG EAST)... Rutgers enters Friday's game against Providence with a 9-6 overall record, including a 2-3 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The Scarlet Knights started the season 3-5, but have won six of their last seven games. Their only loss in the seven-game span was to BIG EAST foe Louisville, 2-1, in double overtime on October 19.
Sophie Wright leads the Rutgers offense with 17 points on eight goals and one assist. Rachel Yaney is second on the team in scoring with 10 points on five goals. Ten members of the team have scored at least one goal. Ashpal Bhogal and Lisa Patrone are tied for the team lead with five assists each.
Sarah Stuby has played 754 minutes in goal for Rutgers and owns a 1.79 goals against average and a 0.758 save percentage. She also has three shut-out victories on the year.
Through 15 games, Rutgers has out-shot its opponents, 207-197, and has held a 116-86 advantage in penalty corners.
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