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Villanova Olympic Sports Recap: Men's Cross Country wins Princeton Invitational

Field Hockey picks up win over Georgetown

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Men's Cross Country

Villanova's runners continued their role, once again dominating an invitational tournament with strong pack running.

Five Wildcat runners finished the Princeton Invitational at the exact same time, 24:20, to win the Princeton Invitational. Villanova finished with a strong score of 45 after placing their pack of top runners in the 7-11 spots in the race.

This is the second year in a row the Wildcats have won the invitational event.  They will run again later today at the Haverford Invitational.

Field Hockey (4-10)

The Lady Cats secured a win over the rival Hoyas last week, ending in a 2-1 score.  Junior Kayla Kenney scored both goals for Villanova, including the game winner in overtime.  With the score tied 1-1, Kenney ripped in the winner after charging down the field nine minutes into overtime.

The Field Hockey team will play against UConn tonight at Villanova.

Volleyball (11-13)

The Wildcats traveled to the midwest last weekend, and returned to the main line 1-1.  The weekend began with a 3-0 loss to Marquette.  Although the final set was a nail-biting 25-23, the Golden Eagles prevailed behind the previous two dominant sets, 25-16 and 25-17.

After losing the first set, Villanova dominated the final three sets against DePaul in a 3-1 victory in Chicago.  Three Wildcats posted double-digit kills for a team best hitting percentage thus far this season.

The Lady Cats will take on Butler tonight.

Men's Soccer (6-5-3)

The Volleyball team was not the only to travel to Marquette.  The Men's Soccer team also took a trip west to take on the Golden Eagles, finishing in a 1-1 tie, their second in a row after tying Seton Hall last week.

Senior Hayden Harr scored his sixth goal in his sixth game, the only point from either Wildcat soccer program this week.  The team will take on Butler tomorrow at home.

Women's Soccer (5-8-3)

Despite double overtime, the Lady Cats as well as the Seton Hall Lady Pirates were unable to score, finishing their contest in a 0-0 draw. Despite outshooting the visitors, a windy Sunday afternoon proved to be too strong a barrier to advancing the ball down midfield.

Villanova will next host Georgetown on the road.

Men's Golf

After finishing 11 of 12 after the first day of the Lehigh Invitational, the Men's Golf team had the second best Sunday total to advance the Wildcats to 5th of 12 teams at the tournament. Villanova shot 633 over the two-day tournament.

The team will conclude its season on Saturday in the City Six event.