Women’s Soccer To Host Cornell Sunday

Women’s Soccer To Host Cornell Sunday

Women’s Soccer Ties School Record for Wins, Advances at ECAC’s


In the ECAC Tournament first round on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Yale University, the No. 2 seed Villanova women’s soccer team defeated the No. 3 seeded Cornell Big Red, 2-0, to advance to the tournament title game to face No. 4 seed St. John’s on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday’s Wildcat victory tied the Villanova school record for wins in a season with 13, as the `Cats improved their season mark to 13-8-0. The 1998 Villanova women’s soccer squad set the original school mark for victories with a 13-6-2 record in 1987.

At the 13:26 mark of the first half, the Wildcats scored the game’s first goal, as freshman Kristin Dunst found senior forward Lauren Sellers with a perfectly placed cross, which Sellers headed past Cornell goalkeeper Meghan Cauzillo. Villanova sophomore goalkeeper Janel Schillig was tremendous in net for the `Cats, as she stopped four first half shots to send `Nova into the half with a 1-0 advantage.

Just over 10 minutes into half number two, Sellers rewarded Dunst for her earlier pass with a cross of her own, which Dunst promptly headed into the goal to increase the Villanova lead to 2-0. Schillig finished what she started, tallying her seventh shutout of the season with a game-high 10 saves, as the Wildcats emerged with the 2-0 victory.

Taking the loss in net for the Big Red (9-8-1), was Cauzillo who saved seven shots on the afternoon.

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