Feb. 28, 2014
Fresh off a win over Colgate last Saturday, Lafayette returns to action against Army on Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Rappolt Field. Army comes into the contest with 2-1 mark including back-to-back victories over VMI and Furman. The game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network.
Scouting the Black Knights
The Black Knights have registered 32 goals through the first three games led by John Glesener with eight. He also leads the squad with seven assists, while Will Mazzone adds six goals and four helpers for 10 points. Sam Somers has started all three games for Army and owns a 4.38 goals-against-average and a .613 save percentage.
The Leopards are coached by Jim Rogalski, who is in his second season on College Hill. Rogalski has a 22-25 career mark after going 18-15 in two seasons at Scranton prior to last season’s 3-10 campaign. Joe Alberici, who is in his ninth season at Army, leads the Black Knights. Alberici holds a 64-58 career record.
The Black Knights defeated the Leopards 15-6 last season in West Point, N.Y.
Junior Brian Bock leads the Leopards with four goals, while freshman Robert Orazietti has three tallies and two assists. John Floyd, Dillon Confalone, Sonny Round have all netted two goals apiece to help the Leopards attack.
Adam Broeckaert leads the defensive unit with nine groundballs and three caused turnovers. Erik Cannon has collected six groundballs while Bock, Matt Evans, and Brandon Gover have all grabbed five groundballs each. Mac Ahsler is second on the team with two caused turnovers. Jake Hyatt has started both games between the pipes making 22 saves and holds a 12.82 goals-against-average.
Around the Patriot League
Lehigh, Loyola, Bucknell and Lafayette all sit atop of the Patriot League standings at 1-0 while Colgate, Navy, Holy Cross, and Boston are all 0-1. This will be Army’s first league contest of the season.
Lafayette will return to action Tuesday, March 4, when the Leopards travel to Newark, Del. to face Delaware at 4 p.m.