Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's lacrosse team concludes its 2019 regular season with two games this week, beginning with a trip to Emmanuel (Ga.) on Monday (Apr. 15) for a 2 p.m. contest while hosting Erskine in the regular season finale on Wednesday (Apr. 17) at 7 p.m. at Tate Field. Video and live stats for both games will be available at www.lmcbobcats.com.
About the Bobcats - Lees-McRae enters the week at 1-10 and 1-7 in Conference Carolinas. The Bobcats are ninth in the conference in scoring with 77 total goals, while also being eighth in the league in assists with 27. Beth Haynes leads the team in goals with 19, while Victoria Orozco is second on the team with 15 goals. Kalbie Grassett and Patterson Jones have each scored 12 goals on the season, while four others have scored at least once on the season. Haynes also leads the team in assists with 11, while five others have recorded helpers on the season. Haynes's 30 points also lead the team, while Jones and Orozco each have 16 points on the season. Katie Kendrick also has 14 points on the season, while Grassett has 12 and Madi Barry has 10. Three others have recorded points on the season for the Bobcats. Lees-McRae has totaled 225 ground balls on the season, led individually by Emily Davidson and Haynes with 42 each. Davidson and Haynes are tied for seventh in the conference in ground balls. Seven other Bobcats have collected at least 10 ground balls on the season, while another five players have scooped up at least one ground ball on the year. Lees-McRae is 10th in the league in caused turnovers with 97, led individually by Haynes whose 27 are tied for fifth in the league. Grassett is second on the team with 13 caused turnovers, while Kat Reeves and Aley Shepard have each caused 10 turnovers. Eight others have caused at least one turnover on the season. The Bobcats are also 10th in the league in draw controls with 105, led individually by Grassett with 44. Haynes (31) and Jones (15) are the only other Bobcats with at least 10 draw controls, while five others have also won draw controls on the season. Davidson and Thomson have both played between the pipes significantly, owning a combined 17.35 goals against average (GAA), .387 save percentage and 118 total saves.
Record Watch - Haynes also needs just two free position goals to become the school's career free position goal leader. She currently sits in second all-time with 19, tied with Tiffany Laster who played from 2015-2018.
About the Opponents - Emmanuel (Ga.) enters the week at 0-10 overall and 0-8 in Conference Carolinas. The Lions are 10th in the league in goals with 51, while also being 10th in the league in assists with 15. Emmanuel (Ga.) is last in the league in ground balls with 119, and also last in the league in caused turnovers with 57. The Lions are also ninth in the league in draw controls with 107.
Erskine enters the week at 3-12 overall and also 3-6 in Conference Carolinas. Erskine is fifth in the league in scoring with 169 goals, while also being sixth in the conference in assists with 42. Katie Schlagenhauf leads the team and is sixth in the conference with 46 goals, while Kayleigh Burns is second on the team and tied for ninth in the league with 37 goals. Four other members of the Flying Fleet have scored at least 10 goals on the season, while three others have also scored goals so far. Schlagenhauf also leads the team with 12 assists, while Burns is second on the team with 11 and another seven players have also recorded assists on the season. Schlagenhauf also leads the team and is eighth in the league in points with 58, while Burns is tied for 10th in the conference with 48 points. Four others have recorded at least 10 points on the season, while three others have also contributed points on the year. Erskine is also sixth in the league in ground balls with 280, led individually by Schlagenhauf whose 45 are tied for fourth in the conference. 11 others have picked up at least 10 ground balls, while three others have also collected ground balls so far on the season. Erskine is also seventh in the league with 122 caused turnovers, led individually by Schlagenhauf with 24. Amanda Epstein and Madison Whitt each have 12 caused turnovers, while 11 others have also caused turnovers so far on the season. Erskine is also fifth in the league with 166 draw controls, led individually by Schlagenhauf with 48. Four others have collected at least 10 draw controls, while another four have also grabbed at least one draw control on the year. Mackenzie Myers is the main goalkeeper for Erskine, ranking 10th in the league in GAA at 16.40, seventh with a .399 save percentage and second in total saves with 157.
Series History vs. Opponents - This will be the sixth all-time meeting between Lees-McRae and Emmanuel (Ga.), with Emmanuel (Ga.) leading the all-time series 3-2.
This will be the 12th all-time meeting between Lees-McRae and Erskine in women's lacrosse, with Lees-McRae leading the series 7-4.