March 31, 2014
|Lafayette vs. Monmouth
April 1 | 3 p.m. | West Long Branch, N.J. | Kessler Field
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The Leopards hit the road for a brief two-game road swing starting at Monmouth in West Long Branch, N.J. Lafayette enters the contest with a 1-7 mark after falling 9-8 in overtime on Friday night against Mercer The Hawks come in with an 0-8 record in the program’s first season.
Scouting the Hawks
Dan Bloodgood has paced the Hawk attack to the tune of nine goals and five assists for 14 total points. Chris Daly has pitched in 10 points on five goals and five assists in support. Zach Johannes and Tyler Keen have each netted six goals, while Kevin Murphy has tallied five. Duncan Campbell and Marco Mosleh have split primary faceoff duties. Campbell is 18 of 72, while Mosleh is 17 of 64 at the dot. Defensively, Ryan Horsch has corralled a team-leading 18 ground balls, while Stephen Murawski and Neil Ruppert have scooped 16 apiece. Horsch and Andrew Grajewski have led the way in the turnover department as they have each forced a dozen. Between the pipes, Nick Hreshko has start all eight contests allowing 44 goals and holding an 11.00 goals against average, while making 49 saves. Garrett Conway has appeared in all eight contests in goal allowing 42 goals and stopping 69 shots.
The Leopards are coached by Jim Rogalski in his second season on College Hill. Rogalski has a 22-31 career mark after going 18-15 in two seasons at Scranton prior to last season's 3-10 campaign. Brain Fisher is in his first season at the helm of the Monmouth program.
This is the first ever meeting between the Leopards and Hawks.
Sonny Round has played a vital role in the Leopard offense racking up a team-leading 16 points on six goals and a team-high 10 assists. Brian Bock leads the goal scoring category with his nine tallies. Robert Orazietti sits right behind Bock with eight goals. Each has handed out a three assists for the Leopards. Mac Gallagher posted a hat trick in Friday night’s 9-8 overtime loss to Mercer to give him five goals on the season.
Erik Cannon and Matt Evans lead the way with 22 ground balls, while Adam Broeckhaert and Mac Ahsler have 21 apiece. Ahsler has caused a team-high 12 turnovers, with Cannon right behind him with nine. Jake Hyatt has made seven starts in goal for the Maroon and White knocking away 80 shots for a .510 save percentage. He averages 11.43 saves per game, second in the Patriot League.
Around the Patriot League
Top ranked Loyola has yet to drop a Patriot League contest in their inaugural season in the league. Army holds a 4-1 league mark, with Lehigh a half game behind at 4-2. Colgate is the last team over .500 at 3-2, while Bucknell and Navy both sit at .500 with 3-3 records. Boston University and Lafayette have each posted 1-4 league records as Holy Cross has yet to record a win in Patriot League play.
The Leopards travel to Worcester, Mass. on Saturday to challenge the Crusaders of Holy Cross in Patriot League action. Opening faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.