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Storm Looks for Seventh Straight (PREVIEW)

Ryan Gibson (Courtesy of David Dorn)
Ryan Gibson (Courtesy of David Dorn)


Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Roberts Wesleyan College Outdoor Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.


STORM TAKES SIX GAME WINNING STREAK TO ROCHESTER: The 15th-ranked Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team rides their six-game winning streak into Rochester, N.Y. for their final nonconference game of the year against Roberts Wesleyan College.

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm defeated Lindenwood University 13-7 on Saturday (April 12).  Reagan Harding led the Storm with five points on two goals, three assists while Mitchell Shafer had four goals.  Trevor Tarte had three goals while Will Mulcahy had three assists. Ryan Jurek had a pair of goals while Macgregor Johnston and Andrew Stockton had one each.

OPPOSITION POSITION: The Redhawks are 6-5 this season but are on a four game losing streak.  In their most recent outing, Roberts Wesleyan fell to Mercy College last Saturday, 10-7. Dom Cianfarano leads the Redhawks with 44 points on 35 goals.  Matt Benedict has assisted on 11 goals.  Matt Hamilton has made 131 saves.

SERIES HISTORY: The teams have met one time previously.  Last season, the Storm won in Painesville 10-5 in a lightning shorten game.  Reagan Harding and Trevor Tarte had three goals apiece while Tom Lipomi made 13 saves.

STORM REPORT: Reagan Harding leads the Storm with 34 points and 12 assists.  He and Trevor Tarte have both netted 22 goals apiece. Freshman Austin Bishop has 16 while Ryan Jurek and Mitchell Shafer have 15 and 11 each.  Macgregor Johnston has 11 assists while Shafer has 10.  Defensively, Justin Goodwin leads the Storm with 58 groundballs.  Adam Bakular and Justin Goodwin have combined to cause 31 turnovers.  Nicholas Simonetti has made 67 saves.

LIPOMI NAMED TO WEEKLY HONOR ROLL: Sophomore goalie Tom Lipomi (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) was named to the ECAC Weekly Honor Roll released Tuesday (April 14). Lipomi anchored the Storm's defense in their 13-7 win over ECAC foe Lindenwood University on Saturday (April 16), making 11 saves.  He also collected three groundballs and caused a turnover.

FORECAST: The Storm hosts Walsh University on Senior Day in Painesville Friday (April 18).