WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS WAGNER COLLEGE
    Both teams are looking for a win to bounce back from losses in their season openers.
    The Seahawks opened their season at Princeton University on November 11. Sophomore forward Olivia Nagle netted 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 70-52 losing effort to the Tigers.
    The Wildcats are coming off a 60-38 loss at the University of Massachusetts. Senior forward Danielle Clark led the Wildcats with 11 points while teammate Ray Williams pulled down seven boards. New Hampshire struggled from the field, shooting 13-of-53 (.245) from the floor.
    This marks the second straight year the teams have met up. New Hampshire traveled to Staten Island last season and took home a 74-52 win over the Seahawks. Williams led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points while Clark grabbed nine rebounds.

TONIGHT’S MATCH UP
    Both teams are looking for a win to bounce back from losses in their season openers.
    The Seahawks opened their season at Princeton University on November 11. Sophomore forward Olivia Nagle netted 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 70-52 losing effort to the Tigers.
    The Wildcats are coming off a 60-38 loss at the University of Massachusetts. Senior forward Danielle Clark led the Wildcats with 11 points while teammate Ray Williams pulled down seven boards. New Hampshire struggled from the field, shooting 13-of-53 (.245) from the floor.
    This marks the second straight year the teams have met up. New Hampshire traveled to Staten Island last season and took home a 74-52 win over the Seahawks. Williams led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points while Clark grabbed nine rebounds.

THE COACHES

    University of New Hampshire’s Sue Johnson (Yale ‘86) returns to the helm of the Wildcats for her 10th season. Johnson has a career record of 124-130 (.488). She is assisted by associate head coach Gretchen Browne (Georgia Southern ‘85), assistant coaches Emily Caschera (New Hampshire ‘03), Helen Ridley (Quinnipiac ‘05) and Jen MacAulay (Vermont
‘02).
    Head coach Gela Mikalauskas, the winningest coach in Wagner history, returned last season following a 15-year layoff to return the Seahawks back to prominance.
The team struggled last season and posted a 2-25 record that included two conference wins against St. Francis (N.Y.) and Central Connecticut State.

MILESTONE WATCH
    Senior forward Danielle Clark is 70 points away from eclipsing the 1000-point mark.  Currently, she ranks 13th all time on the Wildcat points leader board.
    Clark played in all 28 games last season and averaged 15 points per game last season.  She is currently seventh all-time in made three-pointers with 89. 

GIVE ME THAT!  
    Senior guard Whitney Edwards had three steals against Massachusetts in Tuesday night’s game to place 10th in all-time career steals with 156.  Edwards led the Wildcats in thefts last season with 57. 

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
    Danielle Clark returns as the leading scorer for the Wildcats after scoring 11 points against Massachusetts.  The Wildcats (0-1) are hoping for a boost in offense production after shooting only 24 percent in the 60-38 loss to Massachusetts on November 14. 
    With redshirt sophomore Kelley Haines returning to the starting lineup and the return of three-point specialist Ashley Cerniglia, the Wildcats are working to  get out to a strong start and post some early wins before beginning conference play in January. 
    Known to be stingy on defense, the Wildcats showed promise in the UMass game with 35 rebounds, seven steals and nine forced turnovers.  They gave up just seven points in the first seven and a half minutes of play. 
    Look for New Hampshire to bring pressure on Wagner as it uses the confines of Lundholm to its advantage.
   
SCOUTING WAGNER 
    Head coach Gela Mikalauskas, the winningest coach in Wagner history, returned last season following a 15-year layoff to return the Seahawks back to prominance. 
    The team struggled last season and posted a 2-25 record that included two conference wins against St. Francis (N.Y.) and Central Connecticut State.  
    Leading scorer, sophomore forward Olivia Nagle, is fourth in all-time Wagner career points with 188 in 28 games played. 
    Wagner looks to break a 19-game losing streak.  Its last road win was February 7, 2005 over Fairleigh Dickinson, 57-50.  The Seahawks lost all of their road games last season.  They are also looking to fare better with non-conference opponents as they have not won an out of conference match since the 2003-04 season and are 0-9 the last two years.
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