Foster leads upset over No. 14 Iowa

Villanovan Editor

By Lesley BrownStaff Reporter

Last weekend the field hockey team traveled to nearby West Chester University for two big games in the Vonnie Gros Classic. The two-day event was a celebration of legendary coach Vonnie Gros and her contribution to NCAA Division I Field Hockey. The Wildcats’ first opponent was No. 14 Iowa. This impressive ranking proved no challenge for the ‘Cats, who secured a 5-1 upset over the Hawkeyes. Leading the charge for ‘Nova was Megan Foster, who had two goals and one assist. Scoring five points (two for each goal and one for the assist) in Saturday’s game gave Foster a career point total of 125, a new Villanova record.

Foster and sophomore Allison Boris were a dominating duo, scoring all five of the Wildcats’ goals against Iowa. This win was similar to the 5-1 win over Appalachian State that started the season. In this game, Foster and Boris again teamed up to score all five goals.

Even after their incredible game on Saturday, the ‘Cats were not able to take down No. 4 North Carolina, and split the weekend with one win and one loss. Although junior Stephanie Campbell was able to tie Sunday’s game early with a score on a penalty corner, the Tarheels went on to defeat the ‘Cats, 7-1.

‘Nova’s current record of 4-3 is bound to improve as the ‘Cats continues its string of six consecutive home games. Also subject to improve is Foster’s career goal total. She is only five goals away from breaking another Villanova record. All eyes will be on Foster and the other talented ladies of the field hockey team this Sunday as Villanova takes on Big East rival Connecticut at 1 p.m.