OCTOBER 11 | 7:00 PM
BOSTON – The Suffolk women's soccer team is back in front of its home crowd Wednesday, Oct. 11 as the Rams welcome Johnson & Wales to James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park. First kick is set for 7 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
Sarah Palko netted a first-half hat trick to lift the University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) over the Suffolk women's soccer team, 6-1, in a GNAC tilt on USJ Soccer Field Saturday afternoon.
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With four conference contests remaining, Suffolk, who is 4-5 on the season, currently sits in the final playoff spot in the GNAC standing with a 3-4 league ledger.
Alexandra Nagri is responsible for six of Suffolk's 14 goals this season with the senior leading the Rams in points as well with 13 to her credit. Classmate and co-captain Jennifer Martin is second on the squad with 12 points on four tallies and four handouts.
Julia Fieldsend and Kirsten Weiker have defended the net for the blue-and-gold this season. Fieldsend sports a 2.55 goals against average and a .765 save percentage with a 3-3-0 mark, while Weiker sits 1-2-0 in net with a 3.29 goals against average and a .710 save percentage.
Johnson & Wales rides a seven-game win streak into the midweek match in which the 11-2 overall Wildcats, who are unbeaten (7-0) in league play, have outscored their opponents 29-3.
The Wildcats lead the way offensively in the league as Deja Hursey and Olivia Cairrao sit one-two in goals and points. Hursey boasts 38 points on 16 goals and four handouts, while Cairrao owns 14 markers and four assists.
Collen Lynch is JWU's go-to start as the sophomore keeper sits atop the league with a 0.47 goals against average, allowing just five scores through 12 contests, and a conference high .886 save percentage.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk moved to 5-7 in the all-time series versus Johnson & Wales with its 2-1 stunning GNAC quarterfinals upset last season, Sept. 30, 2016.
- In the Darren Lloyd era, the Rams are 1-2 versus the Wildcats.
Suffolk is back on the turf at James A. Sartori Stadium Saturday, Oct. 14 as it hosts Rivier. The 1 p.m. conference contest is a part of Suffolk's third annual Rams Fan Fest, which features a 12:30 p.m. tailgate and a 4 p.m. men's soccer battle between Suffolk and Norwich.