Women's Soccer to Open A-10 Play at Rhode Island Sept. 28

Sophomore defender Meredith Gleichert has started all 10 games this season for the Musketeers

Sophomore defender Meredith Gleichert has started all 10 games this season for the Musketeers

Sept. 27, 2012

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CINCINNATI - The Xavier women's soccer team is set to open the Atlantic 10 portion of its schedule Friday night with a trip to Kingston, R.I., to face-off against the Rhode Island Rams. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. at the URI Soccer Complex.

This will be the first league contest of the season for both teams. Rhode Island currently leads the A-10 with a 7-3-1 overall record while Xavier is tied for seventh with a 5-4-1 mark.

About the Musketeers
Xavier (5-4-1, 0-0 A-10) has gone 2-0-1 over its last three matches on the road and 4-1-1 in its last six contests overall. The Musketeers last played on Sept. 15, a 1-1 draw at Evansville. Junior Mariah Whitaker and sophomore Margaret Woods are the team’s points leaders with nine and five respectively. Sophomore Katie Markesbery is a constant fixture for XU between the posts, having played all but 24:20 in goal this season.

Scouting Rhode Island
Rhode Island (7-3-1, 0-0 A-10) has won three of its last four matches, including a 3-1 decision over visiting Albany Sept. 21 in the Rams’ non-conference finale. URI is led offensively by Ashley Evangelista with 12 points (t-5th A-10) on five goals (t-5th A-10) and two assists. In goal for the Rams, Lindsey Reilly has put in work in seven contests this season, playing 667:27 minutes and posting a 1.21 GAA. Also between the posts for URI, Chelsey Broghamer has a perfect 4-0-0 record in four outings.

Last Time Out
The Musketeers settled for a 1-1 draw Sept. 15 at Evansville in their last non-conference match of the season. Junior Mariah Whitaker netted the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute for Xavier, forcing the game into overtime. Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Markesbery tallied a season-high 12 saves in the contest to one goal against in her 10th game of the season.

Sharing the Love
On the season, the Musketeers have scored 12 goals by eight different players. Junior Mariah Whitaker has found the back of the net three times this season while sophomore Margaret Woods and freshman Erin McGauley have each chipped in two scores. Senior Brooke Eberly, juniors Taylor Dearbaugh, Ashton Green and Sydnee Fields along with freshman Catherine Allon have each tallied one goal apiece.