Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team is on the road for two Conference Carolinas games this week, making up the previously-postponed game with North Greenville on Tuesday (Mar. 26) at 5 p.m. and taking on Chowan on Saturday (Mar. 30) at 4 p.m. Live stats for both games will be available at www.lmcbobcats.com, while video will also be available for the game against Chowan.
About the Bobcats - Lees-McRae enters the week at 0-7 and 0-4 in Conference Carolinas. Lees-McRae comes into the week ninth in the league in goals with 50, and also seventh in the league in assists with 20. Beth Haynes leads the Bobcats with 15 goals, while Patterson Jones is the only other Bobcat with double-digit goals so far on the season (10). Five other Bobcats have scored goals so far on the season. Haynes has scored nine of her 15 goals this season on free position attempts, bringing her career total to 18. She is currently third on the school's career list in free position goals, needing just two to tie the record and three to break it. Katei Kendrick leads the team with eight assists, while five other Bobcats have helped on goals this season. Haynes is also the team's point leader with 21, while Jones (13) and Kendrick (11) are the only other Bobcats with double-digit points so far on the season. Five other Bobcats have recorded points so far on the season. The Bobcats are 10th in the league in ground balls with 132, led individually by Haynes who is fifth individually in the conference with 30. Emily Davidson (22), Kalbie Grassett (17) and Samantha Thomson (14) are the only other Bobcats with at least 10 ground balls on the season, while 10 others have scooped up at least one ground ball on the season. Lees-McRae is also 10th in the conference in caused turnovers with 50, led individually by Haynes who is tied for eighth in the conference with 16. Nine others have caused turnovers so far on the season for Lees-McRae. Lees-McRae is also ninth in the league in draw controls with 74, led by Grassett whose 34 are 13th individually in Conference Carolinas. Haynes is second on the team with 22, while five others have registered at least one on the season. Davidson and Thomson have split time in goal this season for the Bobcats, combining for a 17.43 goals against average (GAA), a .371 save percentage and 72 saves.
About the Opponents - North Greenville enters the week at 6-5 overall and 5-1 in Conference Carolinas. North Greenville is currently fourth in the league in scoring with 134 goals, while also being fifth in the league in assists with 53. Rachel Kellogg leads the Crusaders and is sixth individually in the league with 36 goals, while five others have scored at least 10 goals so far on the season. In addition, four other Crusaders have scored at least one goal on the season. Brenis Napoli leads the Crusaders in assists and is third in the conference with 20, while Aly Estes is second on the team and tied for eighth in the league with 10. Seven other Crusaders have helped on goals so far this season. Kellogg's 39 points lead the team and are ninth individually in the conference, while Napoli is second on the team with 32 points this season. Five other Crusaders have totaled at least 10 points so far on the season, while another three have recorded at least three points apiece so far on the year. North Greenville is sixth in the league in ground balls with 188, led individually by Sydney Taylor whose 29 are tied for sixth in the league. Seven other Crusaders have collected at least 10 ground balls so far on the season. The Crusaders are also fifth in the league in caused turnovers with 98, led individually by Jillian Chiesa with 20, who is fifth individually in the league. Three others have caused at least 10 turnovers on the season, while 11 others have caused at least one turnover on the year. The Crusaders are currently fourth in the conference in draw controls with 135, with Kellogg's 61 being second in the league. Five other Crusaders have won at least one draw control on the season. Taylor has played every minute in goal for the Crusaders, owning a league-best 7.91 GAA, a league-high .525 save percentage and the third-highest save total in the league at 93.
Chowan enters the week at 0-8 overall and 0-7 in Conference Carolinas, traveling to Barton on Wednesday (Mar. 27) before hosting the Bobcats. Chowan is last in the league in scoring with 24 goals, while also ranking last in the league in assists with six. Leslie Escobar and Misten White share the team lead in goals with eight, while Jordan Nicholson (six) and Jasmine Latney (two) have also scored goals on the year. Escobar and White also share the team lead in assists with two each, while Nicholson and Danielle Henry each have one assist on the year. Escobar and White each have a team-high 10 points on the season, along with seven from Nicholson, two from Latney and one from Henry. Chowan is ninth in the league in ground balls with 133, led individually by 18 from Lela Knight. Seven other Hawks have collected at least 10 ground balls on the season. Chowan is also ninth in the league in caused turnovers with 61, led by a team-high 13 from Nicholson. White is second on the team with 10, while 11 other Hawks have caused at least one turnover so far on the season. Chowan is also 11th in the league with 47 draw controls, with 13 from White. Seven other Hawks have won at least one draw control on the season. Shaena Ravenell is the main goalkeeper for Chowan, logging 420:00 so far between the pipes. She owns a 19.14 GAA, a .327 save percentage and 65 total saves.
Series History vs. Opponents - This will be the fifth all-time meeting between Lees-McRae and North Greenville in women's lacrosse, with North Greenville leading the all-time series 3-1.
This will be the fourth all-time meeting between Lees-McRae and Chowan in women's lacrosse, with Chowan leading the all-time series 2-1.