March 15, 2011

Bobcats listed prominently in NCAA Statistics

INDIANAPOLIS --- Freshman goalie Taylor Moody (Woodstock, Ga.) is ranked eighth in the nation in saves, and the Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team is listed 10th in ground balls per game in this week's edition of the NCAA Division II women's lacrosse statistics.

Lees-McRae (2-2, 0-1 CC) is off to a solid start this season, registering a pair of convincing victories against North Carolina Wesleyan and Urbana. The Bobcats enter the week ranked 10th in the nation in ground balls per game (26.25), 21st in both points (60) and winning percentage (0.500), while being listed 30th in scoring defense (12.75) and 32nd in scoring offense (11.0).

Moody enters the week ranked eighth in the nation in saves (44.0), 11th in saves per game (11.0), 23rd in save percentage (0.473), 32nd in goals against average (14.0), and 51st in ground balls per contest (3.25). Joining Moody among the nation's leaders is junior Ellie Psillas (Hagerstown, Md.), who begins the week ranked 24th in assists (6.0), 26th in points (17.0), 32nd in helpers per game (1.5), 36th in markers per contest (4.25), and 37th in goals (11.0). The 5-5 midfielder/attacker is also listed 57th in goals per game (2.75).

Also listed among the nation's leaders are freshmen Katelin Rooney (Naples, Fla.) and Olivia Gudewich (Frederick, Md.). Rooney enters the week ranked 58th in assists per game (1.0) and 73rd in total helpers (3.0). Gudewich is listed 50th in goals (10.0), 65th in goals per game (2.5), and 74th in points (11.0). Also ranked this week is Emily Guenthner (Nampa, Idaho), who is listed 78th in draw controls (2.0), while also entering the week tied with Psillas for 83rd in ground balls (2.75).

Lees-McRae returns to action on Thursday, Mar. 17 when the Bobcats host Tiffin University in a non-conference matchup at 5 p.m. on Tate Field.

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