Sept. 27, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's soccer team returns to Providence, R.I. for a weekend of BIG EAST play on Glay Field. The Friars are set to host Notre Dame on Friday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. and DePaul on Sunday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m. The Friars currently hold a BIG EAST record of 2-2-0 (7-4-1 overall) which places them third in the American Division behind #21 Marquette (3-0-0 BIG EAST) and Syracuse (2-1-1 BIG EAST), who place first and second, respectively.
The Friars enter Friday's game coming off of a 0-2-0 BIG EAST weekend road trip. Providence fell to Villanova, 2-0, on Friday September 21, and #19 Georgetown, 1-0, on Sunday September 23. The Friars look to continue their five-game win streak at home as they remain unbeaten on Glay Field.
Catherine Zimmerman (Madison, N.J.) is Providence's leading scorer with 15 points on seven goals and one assist, followed by Laura DiClemente (Blue Bell, Pa.) with nine points on four goals and one assist and Mary Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.) with seven points on three goals and one assist.
The Friar defense has limited opponents to 117 shots in 12 games. Goalkeepers, sophomore Jessica Goudreault (Sherborn, Mass.) and freshman Megan Sweeney (Coral Springs, Fla.) have combined for 38 saves.
SCOUTING NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame enters Friday's match-up with a BIG EAST record of 3-0-0 (7-3-1 overall). The Fighting Irish have picked up their three BIG EAST wins with victories over Louisville (2-1), Cincinnati (7-0) and Pittsburgh (2-1). Notre Dame has out-shot its opponents 204-120 and out-scored its opponents, 24-9. Crystal Thomas tops Notre Dame's stat sheet with 11 points on five goals and one assist. Elizabeth Tucker and Lauren Bohaboy have each tallied eight points this season. Tucker owns three goals and two assists, while Bohaboy hasw recoded two goals and four assists.
SCOUTING DE PAUL: Before traveling to Providence, DePaul will venture to UConn on Friday, September 28, for an afternoon cap with the Huskies. DePaul enters Friday's game with a BIG EAST record of 2-1-0 which lands them in third place in the BIG EAST's National Division. DePaul has defeated BIG EAST foes, Cincinnati (1-0) and Pittsburgh (4-0). DePaul's loss came against Louisville, 2-0. Ashleigh Goddard is DePaul's leading scorer with eight points on three goals and two assists.