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

11/13/99

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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