Storm Heads West to Face Lindenwood (PREVIEW)

Louis Eron (Courtesy of David Dorn)
Louis Eron (Courtesy of David Dorn)

#13 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE at LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

Saturday, April 12

Harlen C. Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Mo.

 

STORM HEADS WEST FOR ECAC CONTEST: The 13th-ranked Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team heads west for an ECAC contest at Lindenwood University Saturday (April 12).

FIVE STRAIGHT WINS: The Storm picked up their fifth straight winning last Sunday (April 6), besting seventh-ranked ECAC foe Seton Hill University 18-13 on the road.  Reagan Harding and Ryan Jurek tallied six points each to lead the Storm.  Harding tallied his points on four goals, two assists while Jurek had two goals, four assists.  Austin Bishop, Trevor Tarte and Andrew Stockton each had a hat-trick.  Tom Lipomi and Nicholas Simonetti combined to make 11 saves in net.

OPPOSITION POSITION: Lindenwood enters Saturday's game with a 3-5 record, riding a three-game winning streak.  In their most recent outing, the Lions defeated Walsh University 13-4.  Brandon Stuebing leads Lindenwood with 23 points and 20 goals.  Troy O'Donnell and McNein Hewitt have assisted on six goals apiece.  Jake Redlingshafer has made 41 saves in net.

SERIES HISTORY: The teams have met one time previously.  Last season, the Storm defeated the Lions 14-13 in Painesville.  Trevor Tarte and Macgregor Johnston netted three apiece in the game.

STORM REPORT: Reagan Harding leads the Storm with 29 points and 20 goals.  Trevor Tarte is second on the team with 19 goals.  Freshman Austin Bishop has 16 while Ryan Jurek and Mitchell Shafer have 13 and 11, respectively.  Johnston has a team-high 11 assists while Shafer has 10.  Defensively, Justin Goodwin leads the Storm with 52 groundballs.  Adam Bakular and Justin Goodwin have combined to cause 29 turnovers.  Nicholas Simonetti has made 67 saves.

BISHOP NAMED ECAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Freshman Austin Bishop was named ECAC Rookie of the Week for his performance in the win over Seton Hill.  Bishop tallied three goals in the game.  This marks the second time he has received the honor this season.

FORECAST: The Storm travels to Roberts Wesleyan College on Wednesday (April 16).

-LEC-