Monday, October 26, 2009

Petta breaks Huskies single-season points record

Freshman phenom Devin Petta broke the Huskies single-season points record as she earned her 31st and 32nd points on her 13th goal of the season against Virginia Commonwealth University. Her mark breaks the 13-year old record of 30 points set by Keri Irwin's remarkable 1996 season.  Her six game-winners also make up a Huskies single-season record.

The records are the latest in a series of impressive accomplishments for the Whitman, Mass. native. In addition to the points and game-winning goals records, Petta also set the record for fastest hat trick as she posted the trifecta in just 4:04 against Drexel on Sept. 24. The first two goals of that set, which came just 26 seconds apart, set a new mark for fastest consecutive goals by an individual.

Petta leads the CAA in goals (13) and points (32). She has been named CAA Rookie of the Week twice and has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer Women's Team of the Week once. Last week, she appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" section and was featured on WCVB, Boston's Channel Five news.

The women's soccer team currently sits in second place in the conference with just one match remaining. That match, however, pits them against the conference-leading Hofstra Pride who lead the Huskies by just two points. The two teams will meet on Saturday Oct. 31 at Parsons Field to decide who will take home the coveted CAA regular season title.

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