Sept. 29, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's soccer team will travel to Chicago, Ill. for a matchup with DePaul on Friday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. (CT)/4:00 p.m. (ET). The Friars will then make their way to South Bend, Ind. for a game against Notre Dame on Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Providence posted a 1-1 record last week in two home games against Cincinnati and Louisville.
On Friday, September 23 Providence defeated Cincinnati, 2-0. Senior Laura Di Clemente (Blue Bell, Pa.) scored both goals for the Friars. In the 65th minute, Di Clemente scored from 15 yards out on a pass from classmate Cynthia Warman (Osseo, Minn.). Freshman Renee Altimari (Westerly, R.I.) also had an assist on the goal. In the 85th minute, to secure the victory, senior Taylor Bartini (Suffield, Conn.) carried the ball into Bearcat territory and then passed back to Di Clemente who put the ball in the top left corner of the net from 30 yards out.
Following the victory over the Bearcats, the Friars hosted Louisville, on Sunday, September 25. In the 29th minute, Christine Exeter scored on a cross from Jennifer Jones. Providence was unable to score the equalizer in the remaining 60 minutes of regulation.
Di Clemente leads the team in points (15) on six goals and three assists. Senior goalkeeper Caitlin Walker (Metuchen, N.J.) has five shutouts this season.
DE PAUL (2-8-1, 0-3-1 BIG EAST): The DePaul Blue Demons are coming off a 1-0 loss in overtime on Monday, September 26 at USF. Goalkeeper Claire Hanold had 13 saves in the match, but the Blue Demons were unable to score, outshot by the Bulls, 25-6.
The Blue Demons are 0-3-1 in the BIG EAST, seeking their first victory on Friday. Morgan Celaya, Ashleigh Goddard and Amber Paul each lead the team in points (5), on two goals and one assist. Goalkeeper Claire Hanold has one shutout and has gone 2-6-1 overall. She has played in all but 208.47 of the 1060:50 minutes DePaul has played this season.
The Friars are 2-4-0 against the Blue Demons, including a 2-1 victory last season.
NOTRE DAME (4-5-2, 1-2-1 BIG EAST): The Fighting Irish went 0-1-1 last week, in a tie with USF (1-1) on Thursday, September 22, and a loss to Marquette (3-2) in overtime on Sunday, September 25. Against Marquette, the Golden Eagles scored in the first minute of the game, leaving Notre Dame to play from behind immediately. Notre Dame was able to score the equalizer in the 63rd minute as Melissa Henderson scored her 11th goal of the season. Both teams scored again to send the game into overtime. It was short lived though, as Marquette scored in the 91st minute to secure the victory. Notre Dame will play Connecticut on Friday, September 30, prior to its matchup with Providence.
Henderson leads the team in points (25) on 11 goals and three assists. She is followed by Adriana Leon who has scored four goals and notched one assist for nine points. Goalkeeper Maddie Fox has played in seven of the Fighting Irish's matches posting a 2-2-2 record and one shutout. Sarah Voigt is 2-3-0 between the posts for Notre Dame and has played in five games.