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Men's Lacrosse Challenges Bucknell

April 10, 2014

2-9, 1-5 PL
Lafayette at Bucknell
April 11 | 7:30 p.m.
| Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium
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6-6, 3-3 PL

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Game Preview
Lafayette travels to Lewisburg, Pa. Friday night to take on Bucknell in a Patriot League contest. The Maroon and White come in with a 2-9 record, including a 1-5 mark in league play, following Tuesday’s double overtime loss to Manhattan. Robert Orazietti netted a hat trick for the Leopards in the game. The Bison sit at .500 in both their overall (6-6) and Patriot League (3-3) records.

Scouting the Bison
The Bison have five players with double-digit goals led by Sean Doyle’s 20. Thomas Flibotte and Todd Heritage have netted 17 apiece, while David Dickson has beaten the keeper a dozen times and Kyle Shanahan has added 11 tallies. Dickson leads in the assists department with 18, followed by Doyle with 13. Jackson Place powers the defense with 30 caused turnovers while collecting 34 ground balls. Alex Spring leads the ground ball category with 49. Gavin Sullivan (29-81) and Eric Monfort (29-79) serve as the primary faceoff men. Goalkeeper Sam Grinberg boasts an 8.61 goals-against average, allowing 98 goals. His .550 save percentage comes on 120 saves.

Coaching Matchup
The Leopards are coached by Jim Rogalski, in his second season on College Hill. Rogalski currently holds a 23-33 career mark. Frank Fedorjaka coaches Bucknell in his ninth season accumulating an 85-50 record along the way.

Against Bucknell
Bucknell took last season’s meeting on College Hill, 15-6.

Leopard Attack
Brian Bock leads the Leopard attack with 20 points on 15 goals and five assists. Orazietti’s three-goal performance against Manhattan gives him 14 on the year. Sonny Round is second on the team with 19 points on a team-high 11 assists and eight goals.

Defensive Stand
Mac Ahsler has caused 12 turnovers to anchor the Lafayette defense, while Matt Evans is second on the team with 11 caused turnovers. Adam Broeckaert (58-154) and Erik Cannon (24-65) have shared faceoff duties to help them scoop 31 and 32 groundballs, respectively. Senior Jake Hyatt has made 10 starts between the pipes making 106 saves.

Coming Up
The Leopards regular season comes to a close at home against Lehigh on Friday, April 18. The game will have an admission fee of $5 for bleacher seats and $10 for chairback seats at the gate. Fans should enter Fisher Stadium through Gate #2. Maroon & White faculty, staff and students with a current ID will receive free admission.