March 25, 2013
The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team stays on the road as they travel to Davidson, N.C. to take on the Wildcats on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. The Leopards are coming off a 15-8 loss at Navy over the weekend and now sit at 6-5 overall and 0-2 in the Patriot League.
Scouting the Wildcats
Davidson was picked to finish second in the Big South Conference Preseason Poll and is currently 3-5 overall. Junior attack Ann Fucigna leads the Wildcats attack with 21 goals. Sophomore attack Emily Cooke has a team-high 37 points on 16 goals and 21 assists. Sophomore midfielder Emily Rademacher and freshman midfielder Emma Sissman have 11 and 10 goals, respectively. Senior defender Abigail Doelger leads the Wildcats with nine caused turnovers, while junior defender Paige Logan has a team-high 22 ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Melby has started all eight games for Davidson, posting a 3-5 record with an 8.98 goals against average with 55 saves.
At the Helm
The Leopards are coached by Alison Fisher, who is in her fifth season at Lafayette, holding an overall record of 23-55. Davidson is coached by Kim Wayne in her fifth season. Wayne has a 32-46 career record, all with the Wildcats.
The Leopards are 2-2 all-time against the Wildcats, winning the last meeting a season ago, 14-8, in Davidson, N.C.
Leopards on the Attack
The Lafayette attack is led by senior Addie Godfrey, who is third in the nation in goals (37) and goals per game (3.7). Godfrey is tied with junior midfielder Ana White for the team lead in points with 44, which ranks tenth nationally. White has a team-high 16 assists and sits second with 28 goals. Junior Laura Kleiber has 22 goals and four assists, while senior Jessica Rothstein has tallied 18 goals and 22 points. Freshman Carlianne McCabe (11) and senior Cammie Linville (10) have each netted double-digit goals this season.
White and senior defender Caitlin Mitchell are leading the team in ground balls with 33 and 21, respectively. White leads the team in caused turnovers with 24 and is followed by senior captain Cammie Linville with 12. White holds the Patriot League career draw control record with 264 in just three years on College Hill and is sixth in the nation in draw controls per game (5.64).
Between the Pipes
Junior Meghan Curtin has played every game this season for the Leopards making seven starts. The Lafayette Hill, Pa. native has a 12.53 goals against average, while making 43 saves on her way to a 3-4 record. Sophomore Mimi Connell has made three starts and appeared in nine games, making her first start of the season against Temple. Connell holds a 12.90 goals against average, making 33 saves with a 3-2 record.
Around the Patriot League
Saturday saw all seven Patriot League teams in action with six involved in League contests. Lafayette fell to No. 14/18 Navy, 15-8, while American outlasted Colgate, 10-9. Lehigh defeated Bucknell, 14-8, and Holy Cross dropped a 16-8 non-league decision to Denver. On Tuesday afternoon, Colgate will host Binghamton, while Bucknell entertains Duquesne.
Lafayette returns to College Hill on Friday night when they host rival Lehigh at 7 p.m. at Rappolt Field.