PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College women’s soccer team will travel to Milwaukee, Wis. To take on Marquette on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m. The Friars have a 2-2-0 record in BIG EAST action (7-6-0 overall) after an exciting second half comeback against St. John’s on Thursday night. The Friars currently sit in fifth place in the BIG EAST conference.
The Providence College men’s soccer team will also play at Marquette on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1:00 p.m.
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2017 Season Records…
Providence 7-6-0 (2-2-0 BIG EAST) | Marquette 9-4-1 (2-2-0 BIG EAST)
Series History Against Marquette…
First Meeting (2005): L, 2-0
Last Meeting (2016): L, 2-0
Overall Series: Marquette leads, 12-0-2
Scouting the Golden Eagles… Marquette posts a 9-4-1 record (2-2-0 BIG EAST) on the 2017 season. The Golden Eagles enter Sunday’s match after back-to-back wins against St. John’s (1-0) and DePaul (2-0). The Golden Eagles posted a seven-game consecutive win streak from Aug. 20 to Sept. 10 which was broken by a double-overtime tie against Illinois State on Sept. 14 (0-0).
Players to Watch… Darian Powell leads the Golden Eagles with 12 points on four goals and four assists. Powell is trailed by Carrie Madden with 11 points on 4 goals and three assists.
Goalkeeper Maddy Henry has seen action in 14 matches and holds a .819 save percentage and 1.08 goals-against average.
Scouting the Friars… The Friars hit the road after a two-game home stint in Providence, R.I. to take on the Golden Eagles. The Friars earned a comeback victory over St. John’s on two goals scored off of headers by Madison Doherty (Peabody, Mass.) and Casey Estey (Kensington, N.H.).
Providence has registered 17 goals on the season from 13 different Friars and outshot opponents 162-153.
Players to Watch… Defender Katie Day (East Kingston, N.H.) leads the Friars with six points on the season. The defender earned BIG EAST recognition for the second-consecutive week on Sept. 25 after helping the Friars to four shutouts on the season and registering four points on one goal and two assists. Day scored the lone goal in the Friars overtime loss to Butler on Oct. 1.
Hannah McNulty (Warwick, R.I.), Juliana Pellegrini (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Casey Estey trail Day with five points each on the season. McNulty was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after scoring the lone goal in the Friars victory over Villanova on Sept. 23.
Estey registered the go ahead goal in the Friars victory over St. John’s on Oct. 5 to lift the Friars to 2-2-0 in the BIG EAST.
Goalkeeper Shelby Hogan (Franklin, Mass.) was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the week after recording her third-consecutive shutout against Villanova on Sept. 23. Hogan has seen over 1,000 minutes of action and posts a 1.3 goal-against average and earned a .795 save percentage.
Defining Win over Arkansas… In the Friars match against Arkansas (Sept. 10), four different Friars tallied goals including Juliana Pellegrini (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Kayla Steeves (Needham, Mass), Ann McConnon (Springfield, Pa.) and Christina Klaum (Rockville Centre, N.Y.).
BIG EAST Accolades…
Sept. 11: Katie Day (East Kingston, N.H.) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after helping the Friars to a 2-0 weekend over Brown (3-1) and Arkansas (4-3). Day tallied four points on the weekend on one goal and two assists.
Sept. 17: Katie Day (East Kingston, N.H.), Shelby Hogan (Franklin, Mass.) and Christina Rodgers (Scotch Plains, N.Y.) each earned BIG EAST honors for their respective positions. This marks the first time on the 2017 season that the team earned major BIG EAST awards. Day was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, Hogan earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week and Rodgers earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week recognition.
Sept. 25: Shelby Hogan (Franklin, Mass.), Katie Day (East Kingston, N.H.) and Hannah McNulty (Warwick, R.I.) earned BIG EAST recognition as announced by the league. It marked the second-consecutive week the Friars have earned BIG EAST honors. Hogan was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week after recording her third-consecutive shutout against Villanova on Saturday, Sept. 23 (1-0). Day earned BIG EAST recognition for the second-consecutive week, she was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll along with McNulty.
Friars in 2016 … Providence finished the 2016 season 11-7-2 overall and a 5-3-1 mark in BIG EAST Conference play. The Friars tied two ranked opponents including then-No. 10 Rutgers (1-1) and then-No. 6 Georgetown (0-0). Three Friars earned All-BIG EAST recognition, Kristyn Shea (Piscataway, N.J.), Hannah Wear (South Salem, N.Y.) and Kathryn Hiller (Dartmouth, Mass.) were each named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. The achievement marked the second time in program history that three women’s soccer players nabbed All-BIG EAST honors during a single season.
Friars Picked No. 5 in the BIG EAST Coaches Poll … The BIG EAST Conference announced its 2017 Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Thursday, Aug. 10. The Friars were picked to finish fifth among 10 BIG EAST schools following No. 4 St. John’s, No. 3 Marquette, No. 2 DePaul and No. 1 Georgetown.
In 2016, Providence earned its third-consecutive post season berth after its second straight double-digit win season. Junior Casey Estey (Kensington, N.H.) returns as the Friars top-scorer with two goals and six assists on the 2016 season.
Newcomers … The Friars welcome seven new members to the women’s soccer program for the 2017 season. Incoming players include Amber Birchwell (Mastic, N.Y.), Julia Gray (Owings, Md.), Hannah McConnon (Springfield, Pa.), Hannah McNulty (Warwick, R.I.), Camille Murphy (Seattle, Wash.), Christina Rodgers (Scotch Plains, N.J.) and Tina Thorsen (Spring, Texas).
Up Next… The Friars will return to Chapey Field against Georgetown University on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1:00 p.m.
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