Leopards Visit Bucknell Saturday Afternoon
April 5, 2013
The Leopards travel to Lewisburg, Pa. on Saturday to take on Bucknell in a Patriot League contest. Lafayette is coming off of a 6-5 win over archrival Lehigh on March 29. The Leopards are now 7-6 overall and 1-2 in the League. The game can be seen live on GoLeopards.com/AllAccess.
Scouting the Bison
Bucknell was picked to finish seventh in the Patriot League Preseason Poll and is currently 2-10 overall and 0-4 in league play. Junior midfielder Katelyn Miller leads the Bison attack with 23 goals and is tied for the team lead in points with 27. Senior attacker Madison Hurwitz has a team-high 13 assists and 27 points, while senior midfielder Ryan Wenk is second on the team with 15 goals. Miller also leads the team in ground balls (20) and caused turnovers (14). Sophomore goalkeeper Caroline O’Neill has started every game for the Bison, making 79 saves with a 14.14 goals against average.
At the Helm
The Leopards are coached by Alison Fisher, who is in her fifth season at Lafayette, holding an overall record of 24-56. Bucknell is coached by Randall Goldsborough in the second season of her second stint with the Bison. Goldsborough is 22-37 in her career, all with Bucknell.
The Leopards are 29-5 all-time against the Bison, winning the last three games between the two schools.
Leopards on the Attack
The Lafayette attack is led by senior Addie Godfrey who, as of the last NCAA Statistics Report on April 1, ranks sixth in the nation in goals (40), is fifth in goals per game (3.33), and 13th in points (48). Junior midfielder Ana White leads the Leopards and is tenth in the nation with 50 points. The junior ranks 13th in the country in goals (34). Junior Laura Kleiber has 24 goals and five assists, while senior Jessica Rothstein has tallied 21 goals and 27 points. Freshman Carlianne McCabe (13) and senior captain Cammie Linville (12) have each netted double-digit goals this season.
White and senior defender Caitlin Mitchell are leading the team in ground balls with 33 and 23, respectively. White leads the team in caused turnovers with 23 and is followed by Linville with 11. Ana White holds the Patriot League career draw control record with 275 in just three years on College Hill.
Between the Pipes
Junior Meghan Curtin has played every game this season for the Leopards making eight starts. The Lafayette Hill, Pa. native has an 11.58 goals against average, while making 48 saves on her way to a 4-3 record. Sophomore Mimi Connell has made five starts and appeared in ten games, making her first start of the season against Temple. Connell holds a 13.25 goals against average, making 35 saves with a 3-3 record.
Around the Patriot League
On Tuesday night, No. 12/16 Navy defeated Longwood, 19-9, while American fell to No. 11/13 Virginia, 16-4. Wednesday action included Bucknell beating Howard, 22-9, and Lehigh losing to Penn, 13-4. Patriot League play continues over the weekend as Navy travels to Holy Cross and Lehigh squares off with American. Colgate will visit Delaware state in non-league action on Sunday.
Lafayette will host American on April 13 in its final home game of the season.