posted on: Thursday September 30, 2010
by Dan McNamara ’13 / Sports Staff
The Women’s Soccer Team travelled to Jamaica, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 26, to face the St. John’s Red Storm in a very hostile environment. The Friars earned a hard-fought 1-0 win for their first conference victory.
In the 22nd minute, Jill Camburn ’11G made all the difference. Camburn put in a shot off an assist from Taylor Bartini ’12 that ricocheted back to her off the goalkeeper. Camburn now has 13 points on four goals and five assists this season. She is fourth in Friars history in points (54), fifth in goals (20), and tied for fourth in assists (14). This past week Camburn was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll as she helped the Friars upend the Johnnies for the first time since 1999. This is the second time this season she has earned this accolade.
Providence goalie Caitlin Walker ’11 preserved the lead against St. John’s that Camburn established, and in doing so, notched her second shutout of the season. For the Friars’ defense, the win marked their seventh shutout. The backline allowed nine shots, four of which were shots on goal.
The Friars are now 7-2-1 and 1-1-1 in Big East play. They will travel to New Jersey to face Seton Hall for their next conference game. The Pirates are 2-1-0 in conference play thus far, and are now in fourth place in the National Division of the Big East. The Friars, who are members of the American Division, are in a four-way tie for third place.