Season in Review
2-17, 1-8, 9th BIG EAST
Coach: Liz Wynn
Captain: Amanda Lynch
With just one senior and 18 underclassmen, first year Head Coach Liz Wynn was faced with the difficult task of leading the young Lady Friars through one of the toughest schedules in the Northeast. Although the team struggled, the Lady Friars showed improvement throughout the season. PC finished with a 2-17 mark and 1-8 record in the BIG EAST.
PC opened its season at home against defending national champion Notre Dame and was defeated 14-0 on August 31. In its next game, PC was defeated by Fairfield, 4-2, on September 5 at Glay Field. Freshman Shayna Ross (Whitman, Mass.) and sophomore Liz King (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) each scored for PC. For Ross, it was her first collegiate goal in only her second game.
After being shutout by West Virginia, 4-0, in Morgantown, WVa., on September 7, the Lady Friars returned home to face perennial national power Connecticut. UConn defeated the Lady Friars, 10-0, on September 11.
On September 14-15, PC travelled to Orono, Maine to face Wake Forest and the University of Maine. In the first game, Wake Forest handed the Lady Friars a 11-1 loss. Ross scored her second goal of the season for PC. On September 15, PC's losing streak reached six games as Maine earned a 3-0 win against the Lady Friars.
Unfortunately, PC's offense continued to struggle as the Lady Friars were shutout in their next four games. The Lady Friars lost road games at Seton Hall (2-0) on September 21, at Monmouth (5-0) on September 22 and at Yale (4-0) on September 25. PC returned to Glay Field on September 29 and was defeated by BIG EAST foe Rutgers, 3-0.
On October 2, the Lady Friars ended their scoreless drought as junior Tara Largess (Shrewsbury, Mass.) netted one goal in a 4-1 loss at Boston College. On October 10, PC lost a hard fought 3-2 game against New Hampshire at Glay Field. Freshman Ellen Powers (Southington, Conn.) and sophomore Michelle Caravana each scored for PC.
The Lady Friars ended their 12-game losing streak as they earned their first win of the season against Georgetown, 2-0, on October 12. Sophomore Kelly McCusker (Simsbury, Conn.) and Powers led the PC offense. Sophomore Sheila Gibbons (Rockville Center, N.Y.) made a career high 14 saves in the win. PC earned its second win of the season with a 3-2 overtime victory against Rhode Island at Glay Field on October 16. Junior Jesse Ricardo (Marshfield, Mass.), sophomore Karen Cammarata (Melville, N.Y.) and Largess scored for the Lady Friars. Gibbons made nine saves in net.
The Lady Friar offense again struggled in the team's next three BIG EAST games. PC was shutout in three consecutive games by St. John's (2-0) on October 16, Syracuse (1-0) on October 25 and Villanova (5-0) on October 26.
On October 30, Harvard defeated PC, 7-1, at Cambridge, Mass., in the team's final road game of the season. On November 6, the Lady Friars were shutout, 3-0, as the team concluded its season at Glay Field.
Providence finished the season with a 2-17 overall record and a 1-7 mark in the BIG EAST. The Lady Friars were led by freshmen Shayna Ross (two goals, one assist) and Ellen Powers (two goals). Sophomore goalkeeper Sheila Gibbons made 131 saves and recorded a 3.73 goals against average and a .689 save percentage.
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