BOSTON – Rolling on its fifth straight win, the Suffolk women's tennis team heads to Albertus Magnus for a mid-week match Wednesday, Oct. 19. Game time is set to begin at 4 p.m. at Celentano Field.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team pushed its wins streak to five straight with a 7-1 victory over Pine Manor Monday night at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
At 9-7 overall, Suffolk has the third most wins in the program's 10-year history and most since the 2011 squad won 11. In conference action, the Rams are on the verge of making their sixth playoff appearance, first since 2014, currently sitting in seventh place with a 5-4-0 league ledger.
Alexandra Nagri has been the main ingredient in Suffolk's success this season. The junior's offensive spark of 17 goals and 38 points not only lead the squad, but the conference. Her classmate counterpart, Jennifer Martin, is also among the conference best, scoring 13 goals and notching 27 points, which both rank fourth in the league. When it comes to handouts Erika Nelson proves to be the most successful Ram with a team-best sixth, which is tied for second in the conference.
Kirsten Weiker, the reigning GNAC Corvias Goalie of the Week, is 7-4-0 between the pipes with five shutouts. The sophomore keeper has 82 saves and a 1.89 goals-against average.
Similar to Suffolk, Albertus Magnus has nine conference points, but sits ahead of the Rams in the standings with a 5-3-1 record. Overall the Falcons are 7-7-1, and most recently lost at Johnson & Wales, 3-0.
Offensively, the Falcons top goal scorer, Danielle Polvan has found the back of the net seven times this season. Polvan is also the team leader in points with 15. Other major contributors to Albertus Magnus' attack include Kerrigan Loughman and Liz Nagy, who have each tallied two goals and five assists this season.
In net, Lexie Fenn has started 14 games, making 47 saves (.740) and has allowed 20 goals for a 1.55 goals-against average. Ryan Clark and Cassidy Scofield have also seen action between the pipes. Clark owns an 8-0 shutout at Mitchell.
Suffolk strung together its fourth straight win Saturday, marking the longest win streak since Oct. 1-10, 2011.
HATS OFF, AGAIN
Alexandra Nagri notched her third collegiate hat trick against Pine Manor Oct. 17 and second of the season. She is the first Ram to net three goals in two outings over one year since Leslie Hayden netted three hat tricks in 2011.
Nagri and Jennifer Martin have each accomplished the three-goal game feat this season.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
The Rams wrapped up their home slate, 6-2, the best percentage at home since a 6-2-1 ledger on the friendly confines of Suffolk's turf in 2011. The six victories tie a program best and were achieved by the Rams for the third time in the program's 10-year history.
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.
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 closes its conference regular season campaign at Rivier Saturday, Oct. 22. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.