Oct. 21, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's soccer team will host the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. It is the final regular season game for the Friars who are now 6-8-4 overall and 4-6-0 in the BIG EAST. Seniors Caitlin Walker (Metuchen, N.J.), Courtney Collins (North Wales, Pa.), Emily Castle (Stonington, Conn.), Taylor Bartini (Suffield, Conn.) and Laura Di Clemente (Blue Bell, Pa.) will be honored in a ceremony prior to the start of the match.
The Friars posted a 1-1 record at home last week as they fell to West Virginia, 1-0, on Friday, October 14, and defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0, on Sunday, October 16.
Against West Virginia, the Friars held off the Mountaineers throughout the first half and into the second half until Frances Silva scored from 10 yards out in the 58th minute. In the remaining 32 minutes the Friars were unable to score the equalizer.
Three different players scored in the 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers on October 16. Following a draw at halftime, Providence came out strong, scoring just 39 seconds into the second half. Senior Cynthia Warman (Osseo, Minn.) crossed in front of the net to junior Mary Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.) who headed the ball past the goalkeeper to the far right corner. In the 75th minute Bartini received a ball from freshman Alexia Shea (Brewster, N.Y.), turned and shot from five yards out to score the Friar's second goal of the match. The third and final goal was scored on a penalty kick drawn by freshman Renee Altimari (Westerly, R.I.) who was fouled inside the box. Di Clemente placed the ball into the lower left corner on the kick.
Di Clemente leads the team in points (17) on seven goals and three assists. She is followed by Bartini who has nine points on four goals and one assist. Walker has played in goal in all but 8:35 and has notched seven shutouts on the season.
CONNECTICUT (7-7-2, 4-3-2 BIG EAST): The Connecticut Huskies posted a 1-1 record last week as they defeated Pittsburgh, 1-0, on October 14, and fell to West Virginia, 2-1, on October 16.
Against Pittsburgh, Linda Ruutu scored what would be the game winning goal in the 33rd minute. The Huskies outshot the Panthers 24-15 and goalkeeper Jessica Dulski tallied five saves.
On October 16, the Huskies were down, 1-0, at halftime against the Mountaineers, but Riley Houle scored the equalizer 23 seconds into the second half. It would not prove to be enough as the Mountaineers scored again in the 55th minute to notch the victory. The Huskies were outshot 14-8 and Dulski had five saves.
Danielle Schulmann leads the team in points (15) on seven goals and one assist. She is followed by Devin Prendergast who has nine points on four goals and one assist. Dulski has been in goal in every minute of play this season for Connecticut and has notched five shutouts.