Oct. 4, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's soccer team prepares for its last two home games of regular season play when the Friars will host No. 20 Marquette on Friday, Oct. 5, and USF on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Friars currently hold a BIG EAST record of 3-3-0 (8-5-1 overall), which places them fourth in the American Division behind Marquette (5-0-0 BIG EAST), Syracuse (4-1-1 BIG EAST) and USF (2-1-2 BIG EAST) who currently rank first through third, respectively.
The Friars ended a three-game winless streak with a victory over DePaul (1-0) at home on Monday, Oct. 1. Freshman Lauren Elia (Erie, Pa.) notched the game winner after finishing a cross from junior Alyssa Martino (Plainville, Conn.).
Twelve different Friars have tallied points for Providence, including seven different goal scorers. The team has combined for a total of 55 points on 20 goals and 15 assists.
The last meeting between Providence and Marquette took place on Oct. 7, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wis. The Golden Eagles were ranked No. 9 when they defeated the Friars, 3-0. Mary Luba, who tallied the third goal in Marquette's victory over Providence, returns for the Golden Eagle's 2012 campaign and has tallied six points on two goals and two assists this season.
The Friars last played USF on Oct. 9, 2011 in Tampa, Fla., where the Friars defeated the Bulls, 1-0. Current junior Melina Toman (Albuquerque, N.M.) notched the game winner in the 90th minute of play.
SCOUTING #20 MARQUETTE: Marquette sits at the top of the American Division in the BIG EAST with a conference record of 5-0-0. Three players have recorded double-digit points for the Golden Eagles. Maegan Kelly tops the stat sheet with 16 points on five goals and six assists, followed by Kate Reigle with 15 points on five goals and five assists and Taylor Madigan with 10 points on five goals. Marquette has out-shot its opponents, 225-83, and out-scored its opponents, 32-10.
SCOUTING USF: USF will travel to Storrs, Conn. to face UConn on Friday, Oct. 5, before traveling to Providence, R.I. for an afternoon cap with the Friars. USF currently sits in third place in the American Division of the BIG EAST with a conference record of 2-1-2. Sharia Passariello is the Bulls leading scorer with 15 points on six goals and three assists. USF has out-shot its opponents, 159-125, and out-scored its opponents, 17-11.