Men's Lacrosse Set for Showdown with Lehigh
April 17, 2014
The Leopards host rival Lehigh in the 2014 season finale at Fisher Stadium. Lafayette enters the matchup with a 2-10 overall record along with a 1-6 Patriot League mark. No. 19/17 Lehigh holds a 10-4 overall record and a 5-2 mark in league play.
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.
Prior to Friday night's game, the Leopards will honor their seven seniors, Jake Hyatt, Matt Evans, Brendan Gover, Mike Galione, John Floyd, Jake Mann and Mac Ahsler.
Scouting the Mountain Hawks
The Hawks’ 6.50 goals per game allowed ranks second in the nation behind Army’s 5.82, while the offense scores 10.29 goals per game. Dan Taylor leads the Lehigh attack with 52 points on 32 goals and 20 assists. Patrick Corbett’s 26 goals are second on the team. Reid Weber has scored 19 goals and handed out 16 assists. Lehigh has 15 players with double-digit ground balls, led by Ryan Buttenbaum’s 53. Buttenbaum serves as the primary faceoff man, winning 115-of-200. Tripp Telesco leads seven players with double-digit caused turnovers with 30. Dylan O’Shaughnessy has forced 19 turnovers off the bench. In goal, Matt Poillon has allowed 80 goals in 13 starts for a 6.35 goals against average, carrying a .583 save percentage, while making 112 saves.
Second year coach Jim Rogalski leads the Leopards following a stint at Division III Scranton. Rogalski currently holds a 23-34 career mark. Kevin Cassese leads Lehigh in his seventh season with a 61-48 record.
Lehigh took last year’s contest 14-5 in Bethlehem.
Brian Bock leads a Leopards’ attack that has seen four teams in ranked in the top 10 in scoring defense with 20 points (15 goals, five assists). Robert Orazietti is the only other play with double-digit goals at 14. Sonny Round has handed out 11 assists to go along with his eight goals. 14 players have scored for the Maroon and White, while 10 have registered an assist.
Faceoff men Adam Broeckaert and Erik Cannon lead the team in ground balls with 38 and 36, respectively. Defenseman Matt Evans sits behind them with 28. Evan’s dozen caused turnovers trails only Mac Ahsler (13) for the team lead. Jake Hyatt has started 11 games between the pipes allowing 113 goals and making 117 saves.