PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College women's soccer travels to Albany, N.Y. to take on Siena University at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3 and to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to take on Marist University at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 5. The Friars are 3-0 for the third time in the program's history and look to improve to 4-0 for only the second time.
The Friars enter the weekend after defeating Iona College, 4-0, and American University, 1-0. Against Iona, graduate student Jill Camburn (Doylestown, Pa.) scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 23rd minute when she received the ball off of a blocked shot and tucked it into the lower right corner of the net. Camburn also tallied two assists in the match. Sophomore Amanda Webster (Saugus, Mass.) notched her first two goals for the black and white and freshman Stephanie Leonard (Framingham, Mass.) scored her first career goal.
Against American University, the game would remain scoreless until Camburn scored her second game-winning goal of the season. For her efforts against Iona and American, Camburn was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on August 30. She has tallied a total of six points on two goals and two assists on the season. Camburn sits fourth all-time in career goals (18) and seventh all-time in career points (47) at PC.
Providence is one of three BIG EAST teams who have not allowed a goal this year thanks to solid play by the backline and goalkeepers. Senior goalkeeper Jill Schott (Windham, N.H.) has a 3-0 record on the season, including three straight shutouts. The defense has been anchored by sophomore Jenna Roncarati (Cumberland, R.I.) who earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on August 23 for her efforts, including the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Sacred Heart University on August 22. On the offensive end, the Friars have a 68-16 shot advantage, including outscoring opponents, 7-0.
Scouting Siena (2-0): Siena University opened their 2010 season with a 3-2 overtime win over the University of Connecticut on August 22. Brittany Pfaff scored her first goal of the season in the 100th minute when she beat a UConn defender and put the ball threw the legs of the goalkeeper. On August 27, Siena defeated Stony Brook, 4-2. Pfaff scored her second and third goal of the season, which leads the team. The Friars have a 3-1 all-time record against Siena, but lost last year, 2-1, in overtime.
Scouting Marist (0-2): Marist opened the season with a 2-0 loss to Duquesne on August 27 and a 1-0 loss to Saint Louis on August 29. The Red Foxes have been out shot on the season, 27-17, and have yet to score a goal. The Friars lead the all-time series 5-0.