March 28, 2014
Lafayette welcomes Patriot League newcomer Boston University to Fisher Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Leopards hold a 4-7 mark overall and are 0-4 in the Patriot League. The Terriers have taken all three of their Patriot League contests.
Last Time Out
The Leopards used a seven-goal second half to down Central Connecticut on Tuesday. Laura Kleiber netted four goals and handed out a pair of assists, including two each in the second half, to power the Maroon and White.
Scouting the Terriers
Mallory Collins has a team-high 12 goals this season. Lindsay Weiner leads the team in points with 15, scoring four goals and handing out 11 assists. Becca Church is second on the team with 10 goals, while Kelsey Marafioti has nine tallies on the year. Jill Horka has a team-high 13 caused turnovers and has scooped up 13 ground balls for Boston U. Caroline Meegan has started eight games between the pipes for the Terriers, holding a 10.31 goals against average and a .429 save percentage.
Lafayette alum Alison Fisher leads the Leopards in her sixth season. She is 30-66 in her career. Liz Robertshaw holds an 86-52 record in eight seasons at Boston U.
This is the first ever meeting between the institutions.
Leopards on the Attack
Senior midfielders Laura Kleiber and Ana White have been the driving force behind the Maroon and White attack. Kleiber has netted a team-high 29 goals and handed out five of assists. White has 26 goals and a team-leading eight assists. Each has accumulated 34 points.
White has shown her ability to be a two-way player, corralling a team-high 23 ground balls and forcing a team-leading 25 turnovers. Meghan Curtin has scooped 17 ground balls.
Between the Pipes
Curtin has played every minute in goal for the Maroon and White. She has holds a 10.54 goals-against average on 117 goals allowed. She has accumulated a .357 save percentage on 65 saves.
Freshmen Kirsten Wilhelmsen, Amanda Case and Charlotte Rath have started all 11 games for the Leopards. Wilhelmsen is third on the team with 16 goals, she has also handed out a pair of assists. Case and Charlotte Avallone have each buried 14 goals, with Avallone adding two assists. Defensivley, Rath has scooped 18 ground balls while causing a dozen turnovers. Case has contributed 16 ground balls and a dozen caused turnovers to her defensive cause.
Around the League
There a three other Patriot League contests this Saturday. Holy Cross travels to No. 14/15Loyola. Bucknell looks for its first win as it hosts American. No. 19 Navy entertains Colgate.
Lafayette plays host to the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.