April 4, 2014

Storm Set for ECAC Showdown at Seton Hill (PREVIEW)

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE at #7 SETON HILL UNIVERSITY

Sunday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Dicks Sporting Goods Field in Greensburg, Pa.

 

STORM SET FOR SHOWDOWN AT #7 SETON HILL: The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team is set for a showdown at seventh-ranked Seton Hill University Sunday (April 6) in a crucial ECAC match-up.

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm went 2-0 last week, including a 15-8 win at home over 13th-ranked Wheeling Jesuit University.  Against Wheeling Jesuit last Wednesday (March 26), Trevor Tarte and Ryan Jurek led the Storm with three goals apiece. Mitchell Shafer assisted on three.  The Storm was victorious on the road against Belmont Abbey College, 12-8, last Saturday (March 29). Regan Harding led the Storm with three goals and two assists while Tatre, Jurek and Bishop netted two apiece.

OPPOSITION POSITION:  Seton Hill enters Sunday's game with a 6-2 record.  In their last outing on Thursday (April 3), the Griffins defeated Rollins College 14-8.  Matt Delmonico leads Seton Hill with 35 points on 27 goals and eight assists.  Marc Piche leads the team in assists with 18.  In net, Brady Lawrence has made 63 saves.

SERIES HISTORY:  Seton Hill leads the all-time series 4-1 but the Storm has won the most recent game.  In last season's ECAC Semifinal game, Reagan Harding scored three goals to led the Storm to a 12-10 win.

STORM SCOUT:  Reagan Harding leads the Storm with 23 points.  Harding and Trevor Tarte have netted 16 goals apiece.  Freshman Austin Bishop has 13 while Ryan Jurek and Mitchell Shafer have 11 and 10, respectively.  Shafer leads the Storm with 10 assists while Macgregor Johnston has nine.  Defensively, Justin Goodwin leads the Storm with 44 groundballs.  Adam Bakular and Justin Goodwin have combined to cause 29 turnovers.  Nicholas Simonetti has made 61 saves.

GOODWIN EARNS ECAC DEFENSIVE POW:  Justin Goodwin earn ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in games last week.  In a 15-8 win over Wheeling Jesuit last Wednesday (March 26), Goodwin collected 14 groundballs and caused three turnovers.  In addition to his defensive play, Goodwin netted a goal.  In the 12-8 victory over Belmont Abbey Saturday (March 29), Goodwin picked up seven groundballs and caused two turnovers.  For the week, Goodwin tallied 21 groundballs, caused five turnovers and registered a point on a goal.

FORECAST: The Storm heads west to Lindenwood University next Saturday (April 12) for an ECAC contest.

-LEC-