Sep 2, 2013
BIG EAST Weekly Report
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Seton Hall goalkeeper Jennifer Pettigrew (Kearny, N.J.) landed a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll thanks to her performance against Army last Friday in the Pirates' only game of the week.
Pettigrew tied a season-high with four stops, guiding The Hall to its first win of the new season by ending the day with a clean sheet, helping first half strikes from Meghan Hayes (Fredon, N.J.) and freshman Frankie Maier (Oradell, N.J.) stand up in a 2-0 victory.
The triumph was also the first for SHU in three tries over the last three seasons against the Black Knights, taking full advantage of their first opportunity to a host a match in the series.
Three of Pettigrew's saves came in the second half of play and through three contests; she now has 11 for the season, tied for fifth-best in the league.
Her 194 career saves are fourth-most in school history and the shutout was the seventh she has posted in a Pirate uniform, moving her to within one of claiming sole possession of fourth on the all-time list.
Pettigrew and the Seton Hall defense have been tough to crack for opposing offenses so far this season; allowing only one goal in the last 277 minutes of play. To this point in the season, SHU has surrendered only three goals, matching the second-fewest among the conference's 10 teams.
Seton Hall travels to Monmouth tonight looking to build a winning streak when they take on the Hawks for the 19th time in program history. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in West Long Branch.
BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
Amy Marron, St. John's - Marron had an eight-point effort with three goals and two assists in a 5-0 win against North Dakota State. All three goals were scored on headers. She tied a school record for most points in a game. The Red Storm were 2-0 for the week. Marron is second in the BIG EAST in scoring with 11 points.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
Kelsey O'Donnell, Creighton - O'Donnell helped the Bluejays to a 2-0 week, which included a 6-0 victory against North Dakota and a 4-1 win against Northern Colorado. She also scored a goal against Northern Colorado. The lone senior on the back line, O'Donnell helped the Bluejays not allow a corner in either match.
BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
Julie Barton, Butler - Barton led the Bulldogs to a 2-0 week with a 3-0 shutout of Northern Kentucky and 2-1 overtime win against Bowling Green. She made four saves against Bowling Green. The blanking of Northern Kentucky was the senior's 10th of her career.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
Katie Martin, Villanova - Martin scored a goal in each game of a 1-1-1 week for the Wildcats. She had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to No. 17 Maryland. The freshman forward scored Villanova's only goal in a 1-1 tie with Drexel and she scored in a 2-0 win against Lehigh.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Ana Greik, DePaul, F, Fr.
Scored a goal is a 3-1 victory at Ohio and tallied again in a 3-1 win against College of Charleston.
Audra Ayotte, Georgetown, F, Jr.
Posted a goal and an assist in each game of a 2-0 week that included a 3-2 win over George Washington and a 4-0 win against VCU.
Kathryn Hiller, Providence, F, So.
Scored three goals in the Friars' only game of the week, a 4-1 win against New Hampshire.
Rachel Daly, St. John's, F, So.
Had three goals in a 2-0 week, including the game's only goal in a 1-0 win against Massachusetts.
Jennifer Pettigrew, Seton Hall, GK, Sr.
Notched a four-save shutout in a 2-0 win against Army, which was the Pirates' only game of the week.