Oct. 27, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's soccer team defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 1-0, in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Thursday, October 27 at Glay Field in Providence, R.I. The win sends the Friars to Louisville to take on the Cardinals in a BIG EAST Quarterfinal matchup on Sunday, October 30.
In the first half, the Friars fought hard both offensively and defensively in constant rain with four corner kick opportunities and three shot attempts by seniors Courtney Collins (North Wales, Pa.), Laura Di Clemente (Blue Bell, Pa.) and sophomore Alyssa Martino (Plainville, Conn.). Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Walker (Metuchen, N.J.) posted three saves in the half. Rutgers also came out strong offensively with five shots.
In the second half, the Friars broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 57th minute. Collins sent a ball down the right side to senior Taylor Bartini (Suffield, Conn.) who dodged a defender and Rutgers goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins before putting the ball in the far left corner.
"In the second half we came out and were better in the first 15 minutes and I think we deserved the goal. After the goal we did an excellent job of managing the game. " Head Coach Jim McGirr said.
The Friars held off the Scarlet Knights following Bartini's goal, not allowing a single shot throughout the remainder of the game.
Overall, Providence outshot Rutgers, 7-6, with a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. Walker had four saves in the match.
The Friars' quarterfinal at Louisville Sunday is slated for 1:00 p.m.
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