Sept. 12, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College field hockey team will travel to Durham, N.H. to face the New Hampshire Wildcats on Friday, September 13. The game is scheduled to be played at Memorial Field at 7:00 p.m. The Friars will be playing their first road game of the season, having recorded a 2-2 mark at home on Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I.
Daniella Bernasconi leads the Friars offense with five goals on just seven shot attempts. Additionally, all seven of her shot-attempts have been on target for a 1.000 shots-on-goal percentage. Against Holy Cross on September 4, Bernasconi notched her first career hat trick and was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. The previous week, Bernasconi had been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for her overtime heroics against 11th-ranked Northwestern. During that match, she scored the game-winning goal 3:33 into overtime to help Providence defeat the Wildcats, 2-1.
Kaleigh FitzPatrick (Dedham, Mass.), Henni Tietze (Sankt Augustin, Germany) and Salene Shaffer (Millerstown, Pa.) have each scored one goal this season. Ten of the Friars’ players have recorded at least one point (goal or assist) through four games.
Of the Friars’ eight goals, six have come in the first half of play. Providence’s opponents hold a 40-36 advantage in shots and a 30-16 edge in penalty corners.
Providence is 1-1 this season vs. nationally-ranked opponents. The Wildcats started the year ranked 20th in the Penn Monto / NFHCA Division I National Coaches’ Poll, but have dropped out of the most recent poll, released on September 10.
Upon completion of the Providence vs. New Hampshire match, the Friars will remain on the road to face 19th-ranked Boston University on Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m in Boston, Mass. Prior to Sunday, the Terriers will play 17th-ranked Boston College on September 13 at 7:00 p.m.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: The UNH field hockey team enters Friday’s game vs. Providence College with a 1-3 overall record that includes 0-1 on the road and 1-2 at neutral sites, as well as 0-2 against nationally-ranked teams. UNH is coming off a 3-1 win vs. Pacific in it’s most recently game on September 8. The Wildcats held a 13-3 advantage in shots and a 9-1 edge in penalty corners en route to the victory. New Hampshire posted a 5-3 mark in games played at home last season, and Friday’s game vs. Providence marks the Wildcat’s home opener.
Megan Bozek recorded her 50th career point with a goal vs. Pacific (9/8). Meg Flatley has recorded a point every game this season, and leads the team in both goals (four) and points (10) and is tied for the team lead in assists (two). Lynne Lehman recorded her first career assist vs. Pacific.
New Hampshire leads the all-time series against Providence, 20-11. The Wildcats have won each of the last three meetings, including last year’s 2-1 overtime victory in Providence, R.I. The last time these teams met at Memorial Field in Durham, N.H. (Sept. 2010), UNH earned a 6-1 victory.
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