Providence College Women's Soccer Team Falls To No. 20 West Virginia, 1-0

    Oct. 14, 2011

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's soccer team was defeated by No. 20 West Virginia, 1-0, on Friday, October 14. The Friars are now 5-8-4 overall and 3-6-0 in the BIG EAST.

    " I'm proud of the way we performed against one of the best teams in the country," Head Coach Jim McGirr said. "Thats a program with a tremendous amont of tradition. The girls gave everything they had to that performance."

    In a close matchup with the Mountaineers, the Friars held strong defensively, until the 58th minute when Frances Silva scored from 10 yards out. Blake Miller and Bri Rodrigues were credited with assists. Three players made up for the Friars' four shots, including one shot each from seniors Cynthia Warman (Osseo, Minn.) and Courtney Collins (North Wales, Pa.) and two from junior Mary Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.)

    Overall, the Friars were outshot by the Mountaineers, 13-4, including a 6-2 West Virginia advantage in shots on goal and 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Walker (Metuchen, N.J.) had five saves in the match.

    "Its going to take the same effort on Sunday to get a result against Pittsburgh, which we know will be a good team and a tough team" McGirr said of Providence's upcoming match.

    The Friars are back in action on Sunday, October 16 when they host Pittsburgh. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.