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Women's Lacrosse travels to Monmouth Wednesday

Feb. 25, 2014

Game Preview

The Leopards finish their season opening four-game road trip Wednesday when they travel to West Long Branch, N.J. to take on the Hawks of Monmouth University. The Maroon and White enter the contest 1-2 overall, while the Hawks hold an 0-2 mark this season.

Scouting the Hawks

The Hawks return eight starters from last season’s 13-7 team. Monmouth has given up 21 goals this season, while netting six of its own. Stephanie Anderson has registered two goals this season on three shots. Kendall Lutts, Allison Stathius, Claudia LaMarca, and Kaleigh Gibbons each have a goal apiece. Marial Pierce has dished out the only assist for the Hawks. Katie Donohoe has started both games between the pipes and has given up 19 goals and made 16 saves.

At the Helm

Alison Fisher coaches Lafayette in her sixth season with the Leopards. She holds a career 27-61 mark, including last season Patriot League berth following a 9-9 campaign. Denise Wescott leads Monmouth in her fourth season. She has a career 198-193 mark including time with Drew University, Rutgers, Delaware, and Mt. St. Mary’s prior to Monmouth. The Leopards have taken the last two meetings.

Leopards on the Attack

The Leopards have seen goals scored by eight different players through three games, led by Laura Kleiber with seven. Ana White and Amanda Case aren’t far behind each burying six goals. White is coming off a five goal performance at Wagner; Case had a four goal showing of her own. White leads the way in assists with three.

Defensive Stand

White has been the defensive leader for the Maroon and White with her nine ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Charlotte Rath sits one ground ball behind White with eight. Maggie Carver is second on the team with six caused turnovers.

Between the Pipes

Meghan Curtin has played in every game in the goal for the Maroon and White. She holds a 9.00 goals against average and has made 20 saves this season.

Around the League

Navy (4-0), Loyola (2-0), and Lehigh (1-0) are the only teams above .500 among the Patriot League. American and Lafayette each sit at 1-2. Colgate (0-2), Boston University (0-2), Bucknell (0-3), and Holy Cross (0-3) are all looking for its first win of the season.

Next Up

The Leopards home opener is scheduled for Saturday March 1, when Binghamton comes to Easton. Game time is slated for 2:30 p.m.