Leopards Visit Holy Cross
April 4, 2014
The Leopards look for their second straight road win on Saturday afternoon at Holy Cross. Lafayette beat Monmouth 9-5 on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 2-7 this season. The Crusaders are 2-8 overall and 0-5 in the Patriot League. The game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network.
Scouting the Crusaders
Terry McKenna powers the Holy Cross offense with 25 points on 20 goals and five assists. Sean Wilkinson leads the team in assists (10) and is second on the team in goals (13) and points (23). Clay Haarmann and Kevin Lux have scored 11 and 10 goals, respectively. Ben Williams has won 52.4 percent of his faceoffs and has collected a team-high 56 ground balls. Jack McGovern and Kyle Kadlick have each caused a team-best six turnovers on the defensive end. Michael Ortlieb has started all ten games between the pipes for Holy Cross. He holds a 14.88 goals against average and a .408 save percentage.
The Leopards are coached by Jim Rogalski in his second season on College Hill. Rogalski has a 23-31 career mark after going 18-15 in two seasons at Scranton prior to last season's 3-10 campaign. Jim Morissey is in his fourth season in charge of the Crusaders. He holds a 16-33 record at Holy Cross.
Against Holy Cross
Lafayette holds a 17-8 record against the Crusaders. Holy Cross defeated the Leopards 11-10 in last season’s contest on College Hill.
Sonny Round paces the Lafayette attack with a team-high 19 points and a team-best 11 assists. Round has also tallied eight goals this season. Brian Bock leads the team with 12 goals and is second in points with 15. Robert Orazietti has scored nine goals and assisted on four for the Leopards.
Mac Ahsler anchors the Lafayette defense with a team-high 12 caused turnovers and 22 ground balls. Matt Evans has caused nine turnovers and picked up 23 ground balls. Adam Broeckaert and Erik Cannon have split time at the faceoff dot and have picked up 27 and 25 ground balls. Jake Hyatt has started eight games in goal for the Leopards. The senior is second in the Patriot League making 11.38 saves per game.
Around the Patriot League
Top ranked Loyola holds a 5-0 mark in Patriot League play and a 9-1 mark overall. 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 records in league play, while Holy Cross sits at the bottom at 0-5.
The Leopards return to College Hill on Tuesday night, when they host Manhattan at 7:30 p.m. On April 11 Lafayette makes the trip to Bucknell for its final away game of the season. The Leopards final home game against Lehigh will have an admission fee of $5 for bleacher seats and $10 for chairback seats. Fans should enter Fisher Stadium through Gate #2. Lafayette faculty, staff and students with a current ID will receive free admission.