BOSTON – The Suffolk women's soccer welcomes Emmanuel to James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park for a Columbus Day GNAC contest, which is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday afternoon when Alexandra Nagri propelled the Rams to a 5-3 victory at Norwich at Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium.
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For the fourth time in 2016, the Suffolk men's and women's soccer teams will be playing in a double header. The men's squad gets Monday's showdowns started as the Rams take on the Saints at 1 p.m., followed by the women's contest versus Emmanuel at 3:30 p.m. The men are 1-2 when playing in a Suffolk double feature, while the women's squad is 2-1 in a double header.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk won its first game in six outings Saturday to improve to 5-7 on the season and 3-4 against conference competition, which lands eighth in the GNAC standings.
Alexandra Nagri and Jennifer Martin have proved the offensive spark for the Rams this season. Nagri's 11 goals are a team-best and rank second in the league, while Martin's eight tallies are good for second on the squad in fourth amongst the conference. The junior pair also sits one-two on the team in points with 23 and 17, respectively.
Kirsten Weiker paces Suffolk's three headed goalkeeping contingent as the sophomore boasts a .771 save percentage with 64 saves to her credit and just 19 goals allowed (2.46 GAA). Weiker is 4-4-0 in between the pipes with three shutouts.
SOMETHING 'BOUT THE SAINTS
Emmanuel is fresh off its third consecutive win, a 6-0 shutout over Anna Maria. The Saints are 7-7-1 on the season and 4-2-1 in conference competition.
The Saints are led on the attack by Maggie Carey. The senior middlefielder has 17 points on seven goals and three handouts. Courtney Freadman also has accumulated double digit points with five goals and one assist.
Victoria Larcoche has started all, but one contest in net for Emmanuel. The junior goalie has allowed 23 goals in 15 appearances, 14 starts, while making 92 saves, good for second amongst GNAC keepers.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk is 1-9 all-time against Emmanuel with its lone win coming in the form of a 6-2 victory in 2010
Alexandra Nagri notched her second collegiate hat trick at Norwich Oct. 8. She is the second Ram to net three goals in one outing this season as Jennifer Martin put away four at Wheelock Sept. 7.
All four of the Rams' victories this season are shutouts. The four cleansheets in one year are the most since matching that number in 2013.
In the 9-0 victory Wednesday night at Wheelock, Suffolk poured in the most goals (9) since scoring 12 in a 12-0 shutout win over Anna Maria Oct. 24, 2012. The nine tallies are the fourth most goals all-time in the program's 10-year history, with the Rams' tallying nine goals on two other occasions, both 9-0 wins – Oct. 14, 2009 vs. Mass. Maritime and Oct. 13, 2010 vs. Newbury.
Jennifer Martin, who is the first Ram with a multi-goal game since Alexandra Nagri netted two in the season finale last season at Mount Ida, racked up four tallies in the 9-0 triumph at Wheelock Wednesday. Her offensive outpour, she ties the fourth-most goals in a single-game by a Ram and is the most goals by a Ram since Leslie Hayden and Lauren Cameron netted five and four, respectively at Anna Maria Oct. 10, 2011. The junior is also the first Ram to net a hat trick since Nagri did so in a 4-3 win at St. Joseph (Conn.) Sept. 19, 2015.
For the second straight year, Suffolk Athletics invites all members of Ram Nation to East Boston Memorial Park for a double feature soccer contest and #RamsFanFest Saturday, Oct. 15.
SUFFOLK FREE RADIO
Suffolk Athletics has teamed up with Suffolk Free Radio to bring Ram Nation 17 live broadcasts of Suffolk soccer games this season.
The pre-game shows are set to launch 15 minutes prior to kick-off of all contests and fans can follow along at mixlr.com/suffolkfreeradio/.
Suffolk stops by Curry for a mid-match Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Rams and Colonels are scheduled for a 7 p.m. game.