The Wildcats had been led in each video games by senior ahead Maddy Siegrist, the preseason Large East Convention preseason participant of the 12 months, who averaged 26.5 factors per recreation. Siegrist additionally pulled down 24 rebounds over the 2 wins and shot 55.5 % from the sector (20-of-36) and 42.8 % from three-point vary (3-of-7). Her greatest effort of the week got here within the win at Princeton, when she had 32 factors and 13 rebounds. The 32 factors got here on 12-of-17 capturing and the double-double was the thirty ninth of her distinguished profession at Villanova.
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In the important thing win over Princeton on Friday, Villanova led by as many as 13 factors early within the third quarter however noticed its lead evaporate within the fourth after a 9-0 scoring run by Princeton which put the Tigers forward by one. The edges exchanged baskets earlier than Villanova closed the sport with a 12-0 run over the ultimate 3:38 to win, as Siegrist had 15 of her factors within the second half. Main by three factors, 62-59, Siegrist was fouled on a troublesome inside turnaround jumper that was a three-point play on the line to make it a 65-59 benefit that Princeton was unable to beat.
Within the season-opening win at Marist on Nov. 7, Siegrist returned to her hometown of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and poured in 21 factors whereas grabbing 11 rebounds. Sophomore ahead Christina Dalce added 13 factors within the 22-point win.
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Villanova, 2-0, will play the primary seven video games of the season on the highway and will not play a recreation at house in Finneran Pavilion till internet hosting Large East foe Creighton on Dec. 2. The stretch contains upcoming highway contests at Penn (Nov. 17) and Temple (Nov. 20) and three video games over Thanksgiving within the Gulf Coast Showcase.