March 7, 2014
The Leopards look to extend their three-game win streak when they travel to Annapolis, Md. to challenge the undefeated Mids of Navy. The Mids are ranked 20th in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and 13th in the Brine Women’s Media Poll. Opening draw is set for noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Scouting the Mids
Loren Generi leads the Mids and is in the top ten in the nation in scoring with 46 points, on 23 goals and 23 assists. Jill Coughlin has notched 18 goals for Navy, while Aimee Gennaro (15 goals, six assists) and Katie Gallagher (nine goals, 12 assists) each have 21 points. Defensively, Generi has scooped 17 ground balls while causing seven turnovers. Generi also leads the team with 34 draw controls. In goal, Annie Foky has allowed 32 goals, allowing 5.52 goals per game.
At the Helm
Lafayette alum Alison Fisher is in her sixth season as head coach of the Leopards. She has a career 29-61 record. Cindy Timchal is in her seventh season with Navy. She holds a 437-110 career record with Northwestern, Maryland and Navy.
Leopards on the Attack
Charlotte Avallone and Laura Kleiber are coming off of four goal performances in Lafayette’s home opening win over Binghamton on Saturday. Kleiber has netted a team leading 14 goals. Ana White has handed out a team high five assists to accompany her 10 goals. Avallone and Amanda Case have registered seven goals apiece. Nine different Leopards have scored a goal.
White has been a defensive stalwart causing a team-high 12 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. Charlotte Rath has fared well defensively grabbing 10 ground balls and forcing eight turnovers. Rachel Martin and Laura Rowan have started all five games in defense, combining for 15 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.
Between the Pipes
Meghan Curtin has started all five contests for the Maroon and White. She has a goals-against average of 7.80, allowing 39 goals. She has a save percentage of .466 while making 34 saves. The senior has not allowed more than six goals during the three game win streak.
Defensive Player of the Week
Curtin was recognized as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the week following a 2-0 record last week. The Lafayette Hill, Pa. native made 14 saves in a pair of 12-6 wins.
Around the League
6-0 Navy and 3-2 Lafayette are at the top of the Patriot League standings. Lehigh’s 2-2 mark has them in third. Loyola sits at 2-3 for fourth place, while American and Holy Cross are tied for fifth at 2-4. Colgate holds a 1-4 record, and Boston University and Bucknell are both 0-4.
The Maroon and White return home on Wednesday to take on Bryant at 5 p.m.