XU Returns Home For Think Pink Game

Xavier will host its annual "Think Pink" game Friday against Temple.

Xavier will host its annual "Think Pink" game Friday against Temple.

Oct. 19, 2011

CINCINNATI -- The Xavier women's soccer team returns home this weekend to kick off a four-game home stand beginning with a 7 p.m. tilt against Atlantic 10 foe Temple Friday. The Musketeers continue A-10 play Sunday at 1 p.m. against Saint Joseph's. Sunday's game is the annual "Think Pink: Shoot for the Cure" game at Xavier.

Pink Xavier t-shirts will be sold for $10 at the game with proceeds benefiting the Pink Ribbon Girls. Come cheer on the Xavier women's soccer team and help support a great cause.

XAVIER (5-7-2 , 0-4-1 A-10) -- The Musketeers are still looking for their first conference win of the season despite strong outings at Richmond and George Washington last weekend. XU eared a 0-0 double-overtime tie against the Spiders October 14, and fell in overtime, 1-0, to GW October 16.

Thus far XU has played six overtime games this season, which is just one overtime game shy of tying a school record set in 2006.

Freshman goalkeeper Katie Markesbery currently leads the Atlantic 10 Conference in saves with 106 and saves per game at 7.57.

Offensively, the Musketeers are still looking for a spark. Senior Jessica Brooks leads XU in overall offense with two goals and three assists. Junior Leslie Boersma and sophomore Ashton Green have each posted a pair of goals this season.

TEMPLE (4-9-0, 1-3-0 A-10) -- Temple is led in goals by Niki Conn, who has found the back of the net four times this season. Thus far this year, the Owls have scored 10 total goals while allowing 31.

Tara Murphy has played the most minutes as a goalkeeper this season with over 994 minutes played and 54 saves.

SAINT JOSEPH'S (6-5-4, 1-2-2 A-10) -- The Hawks' Mo Hawkins has led the way offensively this season with eight goals while her cohort, Jen Pfieffer is second on the team with six strikes.



Defensively, Christine Neal leads the SJU goalkeeping corps with 874 minutes played and 41 saves.

The Hawks defeated Temple 7-1 in the two teams' last meeting on October 14.