March 22, 2011

Bobcats ranked fifth in ground balls

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team is ranked fifth in ground balls per game in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women's lacrosse statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae (2-4, 0-2 Conference Carolinas) is off to a solid start this season, registering a pair of convincing victories against North Carolina Wesleyan University and Urbana University. The Bobcats enter the week ranked fifth in the nation in ground balls per game (30.17), 26th in both points (82), 35th in winning percentage (0.333), while being listed 37th in scoring defense (13.83) and 40th in scoring offense (10.5).

Freshman goalie Taylor Moody (Woodstock, Ga.) continues to rank among the nation's leaders in all major net minder categories, entering the week listed fifth in saves (69), 10th in saves per game (12), and 19th in save percentage (0.46). Moody is also listed 29th in ground balls (3.67).

Junior Ellie Psillas (Hagerstown, Md.) enters the week ranked 26th in assists (8.0), 38th in points (21), and 39th in ground balls (3.5). Psillas is also listed 40th in assists per game (1.33), 62nd in goals (13), and 67th in points per contest (3.5).

Freshman Olivia Gudewich (Frederick, Md.) enters the week ranked 48th in goals (14), while also being listed 81st in goals per game (2.33), 87th in draw controls (2.0), and 91st in points (15). Sophomore Emily Guenthner (Nampa, Idaho) is ranked 64th in ground balls (3.0) and 67th in draw controls (2.33), while freshman Katelin Rooney (Naples, Fla.) is listed 54th in ground balls (3.2).

Lees-McRae returns to action on Wednesday, Mar. 30 when the Bobcats host Limestone College to continue their conference schedule at 4 p.m. on Tate Field.

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