Leopards to Start League Play at Lehigh
Sept. 26, 2013
The Lafayette field hockey team will travel to rival Lehigh on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. to open its Patriot League schedule. The reigning league champions begin their title defense against a 2-6 Mountain Hawk team. Lehigh has one Patriot League game under its belt, a 4-1 loss to Bucknell. On Sunday morning the Leopards will return to College Hill for their Cancer Awareness Game against Rutgers at 2 p.m.
Cancer Awareness Game
Sunday afternoon’s contest against Rutgers will be Lafayette’s Cancer Awareness Game, with all proceeds going to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. There will be a suggested five dollar donation for all fans attending the game. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple for the 2 p.m. start. To learn more about pancreatic cancer visit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s webpage www.pancan.org.
The Mountain Hawks are led by freshman Marissa Glatt’s six goals and 12 points. Sophomore Lindsay Schott is second on the team with three goals and one assist for seven points, while Erin Ricker and Steph Fratoni each have a team-high two assists. In goal, Julia Ward has started all eight games, posting a 3.25 goals against average with 61 saves and two shutouts.
Sophie Wright leads the Scarlet Knights with four goals and nine points. Ashpal Bhogal and Lisa Patrone each have a team-high four assists. Bhogal has tallied two goals and is second on the team with eight points and Laura Rose has recorded three goals in six games for Rutgers. Sarah Stuby has started five games for the Scarlet Knights with a 2.09 goals against average and 23 saves, while Shevaun Hayes has made two starts and three appearances, posting a 3.12 goals against average and 10 saves.
The Leopards have played four opponents ranked in the NFHCA Coaches Top 20, No. 13 Iowa, No. 4 Connecticut, No. 11 Albany and No. 12 Penn State. A fifth team, Delaware, is currently ranked 16th in the NFHCA Coaches Top 20. The Leopards have wins over Central Michigan, 3-2, and Quinnipiac, 3-1.