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Villanova Women's Basketball Starts BIG EAST Play

Harry Peretta's squad heads into conference play with 10-2 record.


The Villanova Lady Wildcats Hoops team head into BIG EAST play on Sunday with a 10-2 record after finishing up the Dartmouth Blue Sky Classic with a consolation win over the hosts.

With losses only to Minnesota and Delaware, Harry Peretta's squad is sporting a #16 RPI in the nation and is receiving votes in the AP Poll.

'Nova has played a fairly consistent starting five of Laura Sweeney, Rachel Roberts, Laure Burford, Taylor Holman, and Jesse Carey throughout the season. Sweeney is leading the team in scoring & rebounding with just over 12 points a game and five and a half boards.

Sweeney, a fifth-year senior, is also leading Villanova in blocks (18) and steals (26) as the Lady 'Cats have outscored their opponents by more than 11 points per game.

The Villanova Women start their conference season on the road at Cincinnati- a series in which 'Nova holds a 5-2 historical edge.. Here is the balance of their schedule.

Tickets for all Villanova Women's Basketball games can be purchased online.

Date Opponent
1/6/2013 at Cincinnati
1/9/2013 vs. DePaul
1/12/2013 at Pittsburgh
1/16/2013 at Penn
1/19/2013 vs. USF
1/23/2013 at Providence
1/26/2013 vs. Syracuse
1/29/2013 at Connecticut
2/2/2013 at Rutgers
2/5/2013 vs. Notre Dame
2/10/2013 vs. Marquette
2/13/2013 at Seton Hall
2/16/2013 at Georgetown
2/24/2013 vs. Louisville
2/27/2013 vs. St. John's
3/2/2013 at Syracuse
3/4/2013 vs. Providence