Oct. 26, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will host BIG EAST foe Louisville on Saturday, October 27. The game will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. and is scheduled to begin at Noon.
Prior to the start of the game at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Friars will hold a brief ceremony to honor four members of the team who will be competing in their final game at Lennon Field., including Jen Abrams, Emily Jensen, Emilie Stehly and Kathi Weidman. The match also serves as the backdrop for the program’s Alumni/Family Weekend. Immediately following the conclusion of the game, alumni, friends and family are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated locker room.
The Friars enter Saturday’s match with a 9-7 overall record and a 3-2 mark in BIG EAST Conference play. Six of the Friars’ seven losses have come against nationally-ranked opponents. Four of those losses were decided by one goal, including three in overtime.
Last week, Providence clinched a berth in the BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship with a 2-1 victory over Rutgers. Junior Caitlin Malone leads the Friars in scoring with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists. Sophomore Henni Tietze also has eclipsed the 20-point plateau with 22 points on nine goals and four assists. They became the first Providence field hockey players since 2009 to reach 20+ points in a single season.
Sophomores Steph Guglielmo (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.) have recorded 18 points and 15 points, respectively. Guglielmo has tallied seven goals and four assists, while FitzPatrick checks in with three goals and a team-best nine assists.
Senior Kathi Weidman (Millersville, Pa.) has played 979 minutes in goal this season and owns an 8-5 overall record, including two shut-out victories. She owns a 1.93 goals against average and a 0.730 save percentage.
Live stats of the Providence vs. Louisville match will be available by clicking the following link: Live Stats
LOUISVILLE (11-7, 2-3 BIG EAST)... The Louisville Cardinals enter Saturday’s regular-season finale with an 11-7 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The Cards have won four of their last five games, including each of the last three. During the three-game win streak, Louisville knocked off two nationally-ranked opponents in No. 22 Wake Forest (2-1) and No. 21 Ohio State (4-3 OT). Sandwiched in between those victories, Louisville notched a critical BIG EAST victory over Villanova (3-1).
The Cards have a balanced offense, as six players have reached double figures in points. Amber Thomas and Becca Maddock each own 19 points through 18 games. Thomas has tallied nine goals and one assist, while Maddock has collected eight goals and three assists. Alyssa Voelmle has recorded 17 points on seven goals and three assists. Five players on the roster have scored five or more goals.
Erin Conrad has played 1,287 minutes in goal for the Cardinals. She has recorded one shut-out victory, a 1.85 goals against average and a 0.742 save percentage. Her lone shut-out victory came against Ball State (5-0) on September 3. - FRIARS -
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