March 14, 2014
The Leopards return College Hill to face Patriot League newcomer Boston University at Fisher Stadium. Lafayette enters the contest 1-2 in the Patriot League, while the Terriers hold a 0-2 mark in conference play. The game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network.
Scouting the Terriers
Pat Myers has taken charge of the Terrier offense chalking up 15 points on seven goals and a team-leading eight assists. Ryan Johnston leads the way in the goal-scoring department with eight. Sam Talkow has taken 111 faceoffs, winning 63 of them to help him scoop a team-high 39 ground balls. Cal Dearth sits behind Talkow with 15 ground balls. Greg Wozniak has been aggressive on defense forcing nine turnovers. Between the pipes, Christian Carson has started all six contests allowing 64 goals while making 75 saves.
The Leopards are coached by Jim Rogalski, who is in his second season on College Hill. Rogalski has a 22-28 career mark after going 18-15 in two seasons at Scranton prior to last season’s 3-10 campaign. Ryan Polley pioneers the Boston program after a 28-18 record in three seasons at Merimack and six seasons as an assistant at Yale.
Against Boston U
The Leopards and Terriers have never squared off in lacrosse, as this is Boston’s inaugural season.
Brian Bock leads the way with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Robert Orazietti has pocketed five goals to go along with a pair of assists. 11 different Leopards has netted a goal, six of them have also registered at least one assists. Sonny Round leads the Maroon and White with six helpers.
Erik Cannon has scooped up a team-leading 16 ground balls and has a pair of caused turnovers. Mac Ahsler has kept 15 ground balls and a team-high nine caused turnovers. Jake Hyatt has started four games for the Maroon and White and has allowed 43 goals. Hyatt sits seventh in the nation averaging 13.25 saves per game.
Around the Patriot League
Loyola (5-1 overall) and Army (4-2 overall) sit atop the Patriot League with 2-0 marks. Colgate (5-1), Lehigh (5-2), and Navy (3-3) have each compiled a 2-1 league record. Bucknell (2-4) and Lafayette (1-4) have each won one Patriot League contest, while Boston U (0-6) and Holy Cross (1-5) are still in search of their first league victory.
The Leopards continue Patriot League play when they travel to Baltimore, Md. to take on No. 2 Loyola on March 22.