Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team jumps back into Conference Carolinas play on Saturday (Mar. 9) at Converse for a 10 a.m. contest. Video and live stats will be available at www.lmcbobcats.com.
About the Bobcats - Lees-McRae enters the matchup at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Conference Carolinas. Lees-McRae is ninth in the league in scoring totaling 19 goals so far on the year. The Bobcats are also eighth in the league in assists with eight. Beth Haynes is the team's leading goal-scorer with six, while three other Bobcats have each scored three goals on the season. Kalbie Grassett has scored twice, while Olivia Gilleland and Katie Kendrick have each scored once. Haynes and Kendrick share the team lead in assists with three each, while three other Bobcats have each assisted on one goal this season. Haynes leads the team in points with nine, while three other Bobcats have each recorded four points so far on the season. Victoria Orozco has three points, while Grassett has two and Gilleland and Christa Tumminello each have one. Lees-McRae is also 10th in the league in ground balls with 58, while three different players each share the lead with 10 apiece. Grassett has collected nine, while Patterson Jones and Tumminello each have picked up four. Kat Reeves has scooped up three, while another four have each recorded two. Lees-McRae is also 10th in the conference in caused turnovers with 18, led by Grassett with five. Haynes has caused four turnovers, while Hope Allen has also caused three. Tumminello has two to her credit so far on the season, while another four Bobcats have each caused one. The Bobcats are also 10th in the conference in draw controls with 32, led by 14 each from Grassett and Haynes which is tied for 15th individually in the conference. Jones has won two and Allen has also won one. Samantha Thomson and Emily Davidson have split time in cage so far on the season, combining for 36 saves and a .414 save percentage.
Last Time Out - The Bobcats fell to Davis & Elkins 16-9 back on Sunday (Mar. 3).
About Converse - The Valkyries enter the week at 1-2 overall and 1-0 in Conference Carolinas. Converse is eighth in the league in goals with 25, and also 10th in the league in assists with three. Sharlize Burgos leads the Valkyries with eight goals, while Flore Samsi also has six. Five other Valkyries have scored goals so far on the season. Samsi has two assists on the season, while Burgos also has one. Burgos is also the team's leader in points with nine, while Samsi is second on the team with eight. Five other Valkyries have recorded points so far on the season. Converse is also ninth in the league in ground balls with 71, led individually by Samsi who is tied for seventh in the league with 17. 11 other Valkyries have picked up at least one ground ball this season. Converse is also ninth in the league in caused turnovers with 36, led individually by Samsi whose 13 caused turnovers are fourth in Conference Carolinas. Seven other Valkyries have caused turnovers so far on the season. The Valkyries are also eighth in the league in draw controls with 34, with Samsi's 18 leading the way and being 11th individually in the league. Myka Jones is the main goalkeeper for Converse, playing all 180:00 between the pipes. Her 9.00 goals against average (GAA) is second in Conference Carolinas, while her .400 save percentage is tied for seventh. She has also made 12 saves so far on the season.
Series History vs. Converse - This will be the 12th all-time meeting between Lees-McRae and Converse in women's lacrosse, with Converse leading the all-time series 6-5.