The Villanova women's team avenged last season's triple-overtime loss to Saint Joseph's with a 56-42 win at the Pavilion last night.

Laura Sweeney scored 14 of her team-high 15 points during a 22-4 second-half scoring run to lead the Wildcats ( 5-2 overall, 2-0 Big 5). The Hawks (3-6, 0-1) had three players in double figures as Brittany Ford, Mariame Djouara and Amy Gillespie each finished with 10 points.