Women’s Soccer Advance in Big East Tournament


Courtesy of Villanova Athletics

Women’s Soccer Advance in Big East Tournament

Jeremy Goldberg

For the first time since 2004, the women’s soccer team will be advancing to the Big East Tournament semifinals.  

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, the ‘Cats would break through in the 30th minute after Shannon Casey finished a chaotic sequence off a free kick.  The rest of the game was played as evenly as a 4-5 matchup would indicate, but unfortunately for the Blue Demons, they were never able to get a quality look at the goal. Goalkeeper Rebecca Gartner, who recorded her 5th shutout of the season, had a strong five save performance.

The Wildcats will look to survive and advance, as they go on the road to Creighton University to take on the #1 seeded Xavier Musketeers on Thursday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.